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Welcome to Bootcamps

The immersion workshops, or bootcamps, are designed with the broad goal of improving college readiness and success and contributing to improvements in gateway course completion rates, by focusing on skills that prepare students to succeed in English Composition and Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning coursework. All workshops are developed and facilitated by instructors within the departments and are connected to college credit courses. All are free for any Queens College student.

What are QC Bootcamps? Why should I enroll?

  • Take a tuition-free (non-credit) workshop
  • Meet students and enjoy the campus
  • Recommended by departments
  • Be step ahead for upcoming semester
  • Get to know a QC instructor
  • Pizza Party! with all 6 bootcamps

Summer Bootcamp Enrollment Begins in May of 2023.

Bootcamp Sample from Winter 2023

  1. English Bootcamp
  2. Math Bootcamps – Three Levels
    1. Algebra Bootcamp
    2. Pre-Calculus Bootcamp
    3. Calculus Bootcamp
  3. Psychology
    1. Statistics Bootcamp for Psychology
    2. Experimental Psychology Bootcamp

Click tabs below to learn more about each workshop.

(Winter 2023 Sample Flyer Above;
Summer Bootcamp Enrollment Begins in May of 2023)

English Bootcamp

For students who are registered for or need to take or would benefit from ENGL 110, ENGL 109, ENGL 115.1 or ENGL 115.2

Are you interested in enhancing your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills? The English bootcamp offers fun and engaging opportunities to practice and learn with other students. Bootcamps are led by an instructor from the English Department.

 

  • 4 hours each day for 8 days – 32 hours total
  • Dates: January 9,10,11,12 & 17,18,19,20
  • Time: 9:30-11:20 & 12:00-1:50
  • Open until filled
  • Room: Powdermaker Hall Room 108
  • Instructor: Alwin Harahap

Math Bootcamps: Three Different Levels

Are you worried about the math requirement? Would you like to work with other students with similar concerns and goals? Spend time with an actual math instructor from the department who will help you brush up on your math skills in a fun and interactive environment to give you the confidence to succeed in your math course this semester. Bootcamps are led by instructors within the department.

  1. Algebra Bootcamp
    For students who are registered for or want to brush up on basic Algebra Skills
  2. Pre-Calculus Bootcamp
    For students who are registered for or want to brush up on basic Pre-Calculus Skills
  3. Calculus Bootcamp
    For students who are registered for or want to brush up on basic Calculus Skills

WHEN?

All three MATH bootcamps are offered at the same time:

  • 4 hours each day for 8 days – 32 hours total
  • Dates: January 9,10,11,12 & 17,18,19,20
  • Time: 9:30-11:20 & 12:00-1:50
  • Open until filled

Instructor and Location:

Algebra: Seth Lehman, Powdermaker Hall Room 110
Pre-Calculus: Jessica Tobar, Powdermaker Hall Room 112 
Calculus: Elliot Gangaram, Powdermaker Hall Room 114 

Statistics for Psychology Bootcamp

For students who are going to take PSYCH 107, who need to retake PSYCH 107, or who want to review statistics methods for psychology. The bootcamp is led by an instructor within the department.

  • Maximize your chance of successfully completing statistics
  • Get a refresher of basic statistical principles and analyses
  • Develop a better understanding of the application of statistical method
  • Learn how to select the appropriate statistical test for a research question
  • Learn how to run statistical analyses

WHEN?

  • 4 hours each day for 4 days – 16 hours total
  • Dates: January 9,10,11,12
  • Time: 9:30-11:20 & 12:00-1:50
  • Open until filled
  • Instructor: Francis Rotella
  • Location: Powdermaker Hall Room 116

Experimental Psychology Bootcamp

For students who are going to take PSYCH 213W, who need to retake PSYCH 213W, or who want to review experimental psychology principles. The bootcamp is led by an instructor within the department.

  • Maximize your chances of successfully completing 213W or get a refresher on the principles of experimental psychology.
  • Go over the essential factors and principles scientists consider when conducting research.
  • Get both practical and theoretical guidance.
  • Learn how to communicate about research using APA-format
  • Engage in reviewing prior research.

WHEN?

  • 4 hours each day for 4 days – 16 hours total
  • Dates: January 17,18,19,20
  • Time: 9:30-11:20 & 12:00-1:50
  • Open until filled
  • Instructor: Erica Doran
  • Location: Powdermaker Hall Room 115

Student Testimonials

“I would recommend this bootcamp to other because it allows other to join college earlier and be able to adapt to the environment.”

“I think having a head start by reviewing what is being expected of you is beneficial to the students especially their morale!”

“Yes, it gives you an insight for the course you will be taking and I feel that you are a little ahead with new knowledge you intake.”

“I’m thankful for the professor and how he made us learn while having a great time.”

“Yes, since it has helped me to grasp a subject that I was hesitant in and helped me feel prepared for the actual class that I’ll be taking, thus will help others to feel prepared.”

Contact Us:

Main Office Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 9-5.
  • In-Person, Monday through Thursday, 9-5.
  • Fridays are remote.