The tutors in our Student Success Center, Barnard Hall 259, are generally available to assist students in lower division computer science courses.

Tutoring Schedule
Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 a.m.  Nathan Stouffer
 Kevin Browder
9:00 a.m.

 George Engel
 Kevin Browder

 Justin Tyner  Christian Marquardt
 Kevin Browder
Justin Tyner  
10:00 a.m.  Marnie Manning  Conner Whitfield
 YaLan (Tina) Yin
 Matthew Wintersteen
 Eric Kempf

 Conner Whitfield
 Amy Peerlink (10:45)
 Faqeer ur Rehman (10:30)

 Marnie Manning
 Eric Kempf
 Bradley McCoy
11:00 a.m.  Lin Shi
 Marnie Manning
 Maria Gallivan
 YaLan( Tina) Yin

   Amy Peerlink (til 11:45)
 Greg Martin
 Faqeer ur Rehman
 Marnie Manning
 Adiesha Liyanage
Noon  Lin Shi
 Derek Reimanis
 Peng Zou
 Michael Hewitt

 Buwani Manuweera  Rusty Clayton
 Ethan Fison
 Asad Noor
 Faqeer ur Rehman (til 12:30)
 Adiesha Liyanage
1:10 p.m.  Gerard Shu Fuhnwi  Peng Zou  Gerard Shu Fuhnwi
 Peter Gifford
 Rusty Clayton  Giorgio Morales
2:10 p.m.  Aurora Kehoe  Samuel Forbes
 Reese Pearsall
 Derek Reimanis
 Aurora Kehoe
 Apostolos Kalatzis
 Matteo Bjornsson  Giorgio Morales
 Buwani Manuweera
3:10 p.m.  Amy Peerllink
 Matteo Bjornsson

 Samuel Forbes
 Lizzy Hamaoka
 Asad Noor

 Ethan Fison
 Apostolos Kalatzis
 Anthony Nardiello
 Michael Hewitt
4:10 p.m.

 Jordan Pottruff
 Hunter Line
 Logan Gilder
 Allen Simpson

 Jessica Jorgenson
 Anthony Nardiello
5:10 p.m.  

 Laura Cressman
 Jon Perl

6:00 p.m.    Laura Cressman
 Jon Perl
7:00 p.m.        William Kingsley  
8:00 p.m.          
9:00 p.m.          

General Information

  • Where is the tutoring center located? Barnard Hall 259.
  • What general tips do you have for learning computer science?  Read these tips.
  • Who can seek help? Students taking lower division computer science courses.
  • Who are the tutors? Graduate Teaching Assistants, Computer Science majors, and members of AWC and ACM.
  • When is the first day of tutoring? Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.
  • When is the last day of tutoring? Friday, December 6th, 2019.
  • Is the tutoring center open on MSU holidays? No.
  • Can I volunteer to tutor? Yes! It requires a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week. Please e-mail
  • Kudos, complaints or suggestions?  E-mail


  • A tutor should be able to assist with the following first year courses: CSCI 107 (The Joy and Beauty of Computing), CSCI 127 (The Joy and Beauty of Data), CSCI 132 (Basic Data Structures and Algorithms) and CS 145 (Web Design).
  • Some tutors will be able to assist with the following second year courses: CSCI 112 (C), CSCI 215 (Social & Ethical Issues), CSCI 232 (Data Structures and Algorithms) and CSCI 246 (Discrete Structures).
  • Tutors are not experts and are not necessarily familiar with your assignment. Students seeking help on assignments should understand the assignment well enough to explain it.
  • Tutors are available to answer targeted questions and to explain general concepts. Tutors are not there to do your work for you.
  • If the tutor is a teaching assistant (see names below), that person has been hired to help with a specific course. The teaching assistant will prioritize his or her time so that students in that specific course have top priority.
  • Both tutors and tutees should be polite and professional.
  • Send suggestions for improvement and feedback to John Paxton.


  • Teaching Assistants:  Matteo Bjornsson (CSCI 215); Gerard Fuhnwi (CSCI 232); Michael Hewitt (CSCI 204); Apoltolos Kalafzis (CSCI 215); Buwani Manuweera (CSCI 361); Brad McCoy (CSCi 305 & 432); Giorgio Morales (CSCI 132); Asad Noor (CSCI 466); Amy Peerlink (CSCI 447); Adiesha Ralalage (CSCI 232); Faqeer ur Rehman (CSCI 440); Derek Reimanis (ESOF 322); YaLan Yin (CSCI 246); Peng Zou (CSCI 132)
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: Kevin Browder (CS 145); George Engel (CSCI 112); Ethan Fison (CSCI 107); Maria Gallivan (CSCI 112); Peter Gifford (CSCI 127); Logan Gilder (CS 145); LIzzy Hamaoka (CS 145); Jessica Jorgenson (CSCI 127); Eric Kempf (CS 145); William Kingsley (CSCI 107);  Hunter Line (CS 145); Greg Martin (CSCI 107); Christian Marquardt (CS 145); Anthony Nardiello (CS 145); Reese Pearsall (CSCI 127); Jordan Pottruff (CSCI 127); Nathan Stouffer (CSCI 127); Alan Tong (CSCI 127); Matthew Wintersteen (CSCI 127)
  • Sonderegger Tutors: Rusty Clayton (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 232 & CS 145); Samuel Forbes (CSCI 112); Aurora Kehoe (CSCI 107, 112, 127 & CS 145); Lin Shi (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132 & CS 145); Justin Tyner (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 215 & 232); Conner Whitfield (CSCI 132, 232, 215 & CS 145)
  • CSCI 495 Students:
  • Volunteers: Marnie Manning (CSCI 107, 127, 132, 232 & 246)