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11/6/23 Student Update

Hello Cambridge College Students,

Spring registration is open! What courses will you tackle next semester? Please read our registration information carefully and meet with your advisor or success coach to ensure that everything goes smoothly!

There have been recent staffing changes in the College’s Financial Aid Department. If you receive financial aid, please see this update, so that you know which counselor to contact should you need anything.

We know this is a very busy time of year for everyone. If you fall behind or have challenges with your coursework, we encourage you to reach out to your academic advisor or success coach for support. Did you know that every CC student is entitled to two (2) free tutoring sessions every weekMake an appointment through Starfish.


In addition, here are some resources that can help to keep you on track:


Introduction to Cambridge College Online Library

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

CC Librarian Jeff Cronin will be offering a webinar on the new Cambridge College Online Library and how it can help you. We will briefly introduce our library resources and services, including reference 24/7 and APA guides for citing sources. There will also be an opportunity for questions. If you need any additional information, please contact Jeff Cronin at


Academic Writing and Communication Skills

Wednesday, November 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will help you fully understand how to be successful with any assignment! Whether it’s a research paper, slide presentation, or public speaking – we'll cover the basics and have time for you to ask questions about specific assignments you are working on.


MTEL Workshop – Communication and Literacy with CC Tutor Christine Zuppa

Wednesdays, November 8, 15, and 29, 5:00-7:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom.

This week MTEL tutor Christine Zuppa will be hosting the second of four sessions of her Communication & Literacy MTEL Workshop for all students preparing to take the MTELS.

  • Session 2: Relationships Among Ideas, Critical Thinking, Summarizing
  • Session 3: Establishing Main Idea, Grammar & Punctuation
  • Session 4: Writing & Editing a Summary / Composition

The fee for this workshop is $75. Contact Christine Zuppa at with any questions you may have. Follow these instructions to register for the workshop:


The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Thursday, November 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Make a great first impression! A bit of preparation will help you to maximize your time, feel confident, and make a good impression with employers. Attendees will be able to develop and practice their 30-second elevator pitch and learn basic principles on how to develop and maintain a professional network.


Proofreading and Finishing Strong

Thursday, November 9, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

You’ve worked so hard on your assignment, and you’re ready to be done. But wait! The final stages of editing and proofreading can be frustrating but are also essential. Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will make sure you have all the tools to make it easier and ensure that you finish strong.


Academic Writing – From the Basics to your Specific Assignment

Saturday, November 11, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Academic writing has very particular structures and requirements – which can differ in different countries! CC writing tutor Joel Krikorian will cover academic writing goals, focusing on the thesis statement, outlining, researching, and following APA standards. There will also be time to get support on particular assignments. Joel’s workshops, focusing on academic writing and speaking, will be held every Saturday at 12 p.m. Please email with any questions.


English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva

Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

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


Good luck with your coursework this term! 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, Leah Barcan, and your Student Success Team


Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D. 

Associate Provost

Cambridge College


Leah Barcan, Ed.M.

Learning Specialist, CELT

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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