Alchemist Workshops

Alchemist workshops

What are Alchemist Workshops?

  • Drop-in study sessions that are staffed by students with strong chemistry backgrounds who have received mentoring instruction through the Dean’s office.
  • Alchemists work with students individually as time allows and they facilitate group collaboration.
  • Working in groups is helpful -

It helps students to see that there is often more than one way to approach a problem.
It gives students a chance to verbalize their understanding of concepts to fellow students.
Explaining material to others often helps to deepen one’s own understanding.

  • See the schedule below to determine when and where the workshops for your course meet.


FALL 2017 Workshops (subject to change)
Course Room Alchemists When
Chem 10 SC 183

Rajiv Potluri

Sunday 8-10 PM
Chem 10 SC 183 Linda Lee
Susie Min
Hee-Yon Park
Tuesday 8-10 PM
Chem 10 SC 183

Linda Lin
Nhu Vu

Thursday 8-10 PM
Chem 10HN SC 183

Calvin Chan

Tuesday 8-10 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Colin Howell
Olivia Leventhal
Sunday 7-9:30 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Abigail Wong-Rolle
Deondre Jordan
Monday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Anna Mischel
Maggie Eberts
Tuesday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Letty Ho
Diep Nguyen
Wednesday 7-9:30 PM
Chem 44 SC 183 Jennifer Guo Monday 7:00-9:00 PM
Chem 56 SC 264 Barrett Powell Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM

Who are workshops for?

  • Anyone currently taking a chemistry course listed in the schedule above.
  • Individuals and groups are welcome, so encourage your classmates to attend with you.

How do I effectively use workshops?

  • Drop in to a workshop any time while it is in session. When you enter the classroom, sign in, have a seat and an alchemist will assist you as soon as she or he is available.
  • To make the most of your time in workshop, first try problems on your own and bring your questions to ask the alchemist.
  • Bring your class notes and text book as these are helpful references for both you and the alchemist.
  • Reread your class notes. If there was something during lecture that you did not understand, ask about it.
  • Do not expect to be able to start and finish your homework assignments during a single workshop.
  • Do not expect to get individual attention the entire time you are in workshop, other students may also have questions for the alchemists.
  • Bring coursework or homework to work on while the alchemist is assisting other students.
  • The alchemists are here to help you succeed, not to do your coursework for you. They will not do problems for you or just give you answers.
  • Attend workshop with classmates so that you can share ideas and work together.