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3/6/23 Student Update

Hello Cambridge College Students, 


We hope your classes are going well!  


This week we are proud to highlight the work of Cambridge College’s Student Council (CCSC). In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit parts of Turkey and Syria last month, the Student Council quickly organized an effort to help raise awareness about and donations for the people affected by this tragedy. Several student council members also personally contributed to earthquake relief efforts. Our hearts go out to the victims of these earthquakes and to all members of the Cambridge College community who were affected by this disaster. If you would like to learn more about these efforts, please see the attached CCSC newsletter. If you would like to join the Student Council, you can reach out to Abhinav Yadav at 


If you have time, please come join us for one of our workshops this week! 


Writer's Workshop with Leah Barcan 

Tuesday, March 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join the workshop >> 

We’ll start with a short (10 min.) mini-lesson on how to become a better writer. For the rest of the block, I will be available to help with any writing-related work. 


Google: Tips & Tricks 

Tuesday, March 7, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >> 

Librarian Jeff Cronin will present a variety of Google search techniques that will improve your effectiveness at searching the web. There will also be an opportunity for questions. 


Ace The Interview: Strategies that Result in Offers (Interviewing Insights) 

Thursday, March 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >> 

This workshop will introduce students to effective strategies that prepare them to be stand-out candidates before, during, and after the job interview. This workshop will cover the following: preparing for a successful interview (physical and remote), research and job description review, types of interviews and interview questions, salary negotiation, and post-interview follow up. This is a workshop you will not want to miss! 


MTEL Workshop - Communication & Literacy 

It is not too late to sign up for the remaining sessions!  

MTEL tutor Christine Zuppa will be offering an MTEL workshop for those who need to take the Communication & Literacy reading & writing subtests.  

Writing - Thursdays, March 9 & 16, 5:00-7:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom 

  • March 9 Session: Establishing Main Idea, Grammar, & Punctuation  
  • March 16 Session: Writing & Editing a Summary / Composition 

The fee for the workshop is $75. Contact Christine Zuppa at with any questions you may have.  

Follow these instructions to register for the workshop: 

  1. Click here to sign up: 
  2. Email your payment receipt to 
  3. Upon receipt, you will receive information about the workshop and ZOOM access 


Writing and Communication Skills 

Thursday, March 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >> 

There are many different types of writing and communication. In this workshop we will cover the basics and workshop pieces of writing that students bring for review. 


Reading for Understanding with Leah Barcan 

Friday, March 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join the workshop >> 

We’ll start with a short mini-lesson on how to become a better reader. For the rest of the block, I will be available to help you practice these skills on an assignment. 


English Conversation Group  

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. 

Every Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Santia Lindor. If you are interested, please register here>>.  

Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.  


Good luck with your courses! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

Remember that Cambridge College has many resources available to help you succeed.  


Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team  



Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.   

Associate Provost  

Cambridge College  


Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614.

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