I am because we are.

PARTNERS

African proverb

Sprout and STEM was established in the spirit of improving the Providence public school system and was organized by a founder who attended public high school and understands the disadvantages of these systems. After months of growing our infrastructure and recruiting staff, our initiative partnered with Classical High School in January of 2020. We are gratified to have gained the approval of Classical principal Scott Barr and science faculty director Aja Butler, for without their guidance and support our program would not be possible. We also extend our appreciation to Dr. Andrew Simmons, chairman of the Pre-Health Organization at the University of Rhode Island, for endorsing and advertising our program to the students throughout his department. We are pleased that mutual interests have collaborated in the spirit of positive reform. Sprout and STEM also appreciates the receptivity of the academic community at-large for its willingness to support our initiative.

STAFF

Sprout and STEM is composed of undergraduate and graduate students with formal education in the natural sciences. Our administrators and tutors consist of area university students and graduates representing an array of institutions and concentrations of study. Many of our tutors boast years of tutoring experience and enjoy sharing ​their understanding of natural science. Together, Sprout and STEM aims to improve the academic performance and preparedness of high school students struggling or interested in biology, chemistry, and physics. Of note, our tutors have undergone BCI background testing and an extensive application process, ensuring their qualification.

Academic institutions represented

Brown University | Connecticut College | The University of Connecticut 

 

Providence College | Rhode Island College

 

 The University of Rhode Island | Salve Regina University | The University of Tennessee

16 Areas of study represented

Arabic | Biochemistry | Biological Sciences | Biomedical Engineering | Biotechnology

 Cell and Molecular Biology | Chemistry | Chemical Engineering | Communications

 

Computer Science | Kinesiology | Mechanical Engineering

 

Neuroscience | Pharmacy | Physics Psychology

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Victor M. Hunt

 

Chair, Founder

The University of Rhode Island

Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

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Mark Liptak

 

Secretary, Cofounder

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Psychology, Biology Minor

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Lauren Szpond

 

Executive Board, Publicist

BNY Mellon, New York

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Christopher Hardy

 

Executive Board, Treasurer

Fidelity Investments

Kate Williams

Kaitlyn Williams

 

Tutor

Providence College

B.A. Biology, B.A. Psychology

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Padmini Karamchedu

 

Tutor

The University of Connecticut

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Julia Donner

 

Tutor

The Warren Alpert Medical School

Medical Doctor

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Weston DeLomba

 

Executive Board, Physics Coordinator

Connecticut College

B.A. Physics, B.A. Biochemistry

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Morgan Andrews

 

Executive Board, Chemistry Coordinator

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Chemistry

Tyler Heald

 

Executive Board, Biology Coordinator

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Kinesiology, B.A. Biology

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Christine Ortiz

 

Tutor

Salve Regina University

B.Sc. Biology, Chemistry Minor

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Evan Galuska

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biology

Michael Taglienti

 

Tutor

The Warren Alpert Medical School

Doctor of Medicine Candidate

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Theodora Victor-Thorpe

 

Tutor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology

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Grace Sheridan

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate

Sam McGrath

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biology, B.Sc. Psychology

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Terra Marie Jouaneh

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences

Callan Bleick

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate

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Caitlyn Cain

 

Tutor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology, Neuroscience Certificate

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Fatine Oliveira

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biotechnology, Arabic Minor

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Sam Hunt

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Lila Berle

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biochemistry

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Mohammed Chaghlil

 

Tutor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology, Computer Science Minor

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Renee Bourgault

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Health Studies

Austin Conte

 

Tutor

The University of Tennessee

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ph.D. Candidate

ABOUT US 

Based in Providence, RI, Sprout and S.T.E.M. is a volunteer-based organization focused on providing the educationally disadvantaged with access to after-school supplementation, such as tutoring and mentoring. 

SAS understands the correlation between social resources and education. We aim to provide public high school students with professional networking, academic enhancement, and insight into post-secondary education.

 

SAS is largely comprised of Providence-area university students who donate their time to tutor and mentor young high school scholars. We are actively seeking additional mentors, and especially encourage those who are interested to browse the remainder of our page!

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Victor M. Hunt  |  Director

T: 401 533 0533

E: victor_hunt@sproutandstem.org

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