PARTNERS

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 with individuals seeking resources. Together, Sprout and STEM aims to improve the academic performance and preparedness of high school students struggling or interested in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Of note, our tutors have undergone BCI background testing and an extensive application process, ensuring their qualifications.

Academic institutions represented

Brown University | Bridgewater State University |  Connecticut College 

 

The University of Connecticut | Providence College | Rhode Island College

 

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

19 Areas of study represented

Arabic | Biochemistry | Biological Sciences | Biomedical Engineering | Biotechnology

 Cell and Molecular Biology | Chemistry | Chemical Engineering | Communications

 

Computer Science | Global Islamic Studies | Government | Kinesiology | Mechanical Engineering

 

Neuroscience | Pharmacy | Philosophy | Physics Psychology

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Victor M. Hunt

 

Chair, Founder

The University of Rhode Island

M.Sc. Candidate, Neuroscience

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Lauren Szpond

 

Executive Board, Community Outreach

BNY Mellon, New York

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Christopher Hardy

 

Executive Board, Treasurer

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Anthony Rampone

 

Executive Board, Management

Vector Marketing

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Mark Liptak

 

Secretary, Cofounder

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Psychology,

Biology Minor

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Weston De Lomba

 

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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Noor Kouki

 

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Connecticut College

B.A. Philosophy,

B.A. Government

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James Murray

 

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Connecticut College

B.A. Global Islamic Studies

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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

Doctor of Medicine

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Christine Ortiz

 

Tutor

Salve Regina University

B.Sc. Biology

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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 Candidate

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Kenneth Blakey

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Mathematics Candidate

Sam McGrath

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biology,

B.Sc. Psychology Candidate

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Maria Giraldo

 

Tutor

Providence College

B.Sc. Biology

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Brenton Travers

 

Tutor

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

B.Sc. Microbiology,

B.Sc. Public Health

Olivia Stone

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Accounting

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Fatine Oliveira

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biotechnology Candidate

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Sam Hunt

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Candidate

Lila Berle

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biochemistry Candidate

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Alexander Griffin

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Applied Mathematics Candidate

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Brynne Miller

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Biology Candidate

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Megan Frisella

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Computer Science,

B.Sc. Mathematics Candidate

Callan Bleick

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate

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Aditya Rao

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Molecular Biology,

B.Sc. Biochemistry Candidate

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Rebecca Ho

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Visual Arts,

B.Sc. Biology Candidate

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Kaelan Yao

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Biology Candidate

Claire Brown

 

Tutor

Brown University

B.Sc. Biology,

B.Sc. Political Science Candidate

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Mohammed Chaghlil

 

Tutor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology Candidate

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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

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Andrea Lesinski

 

Tutor

Bridgewater State University

B.Sc. Biology

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Emma Abdalla

 

Tutor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Andreas Brackett

 

Tutor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology,

B.A. Chemistry

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  |  Founder

T: 401 533 0533

E: victor_hunt@sproutandstem.org

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