• The tutors in our Student Success Center, Barnard Hall 259, are generally available to assist students in lower division computer science courses.
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 a.m.          
9:00 a.m.

Melody Tribble 
Kyle Johnson

 Sam Hulme  Melody Tribble  Xuying Wang  Kyle Johnson
 Kincade Pavich
10:00 a.m.  Brendan Blanchard
 Jase Rost
 Seraj Al Mahmud Mostafa


 Brendan Blanchard  Xuying Wang
 Marie Morin
11:00 a.m.  Seraj Al Mahmud Mostafa  Xuying Wang
 Bryan Plant  Mohamed Anani

 YaLan Yin


 Matthew Doran  Bryan Plant
 Mohamed Anani  Nate Tranel
1:10 p.m.  Anika Anzum Prima
 Saidur Rahman
 Matthew Doran    Kierstyn Brandt  
2:10 p.m.

Ethan Malo
Saidur Rahman
Anika Anzum Prima

 Nate Tranel
 Trent Baker
 Ethan Malo

 Garret Gershmel
 Jachiike Madubuko
 Ritapurna Halder
 Qingge Letu
3:10 p.m.  Isaac Griffith 

 Nate Tranel
 Trent Baker
Daniel Salinas

 Susmit Sengupta

 Rituparna Halder
 Qingge Letu
4:10 p.m.  Jachiike Madubuko

   Daniel Salina  Susmit Sengupta  Jachiike Madubuko
5:10 p.m.  Jici Huang
 Isaac Griffith
 Xuying Wang     Jachiike Madubuko 
6:00 p.m.  Jici Huang  Xuying Wang      
7:00 p.m.    Derek Wallace
 Xuying Wang
 Taylor Wilkerson    
8:00 p.m.      Taylor Wilkerson    
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 5th, 2017.
  • When is the last day of tutoring? Friday, December 8th, 2017.
  • 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 Sharlyn.Izurieta@montana.edu
  • Kudos, complaints or suggestions?  E-mail sharlyn.izurieta@montana.edu


  • 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: Mohammad Anani, Isaac Griffith, Ritu Halder, Jici Huang, Seraj Mostafa, Anika Prima, Letu Qingge, Saidur Rahman, Daniel Salinas, Susmit Sengupta
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: Trent Baker (145), KIerstyn Brandt (127), Mark Brown (107), Garrett Gershmel (127), Sam Hulme (145), Jachiike Maduko (107), Marie Morin (127), Kincade Pavich (145), Bryan Plant (127), Jase Rost (145), Nate Tranel (145), Derek Wallace (145), Xuying Wang (127), Yalan Yin (145).
  • Sonderegger Tutors: Brendan Blanchard, Matt Doran, Kyle Johnson, Ethan Malo, Nathaniel Tranel, Melody Tribble, Xuying Wang, Taylor Wilkerson, and Bryan Plant.
  • CSCI 495 Students: TBA
  • ACM Volunteers: TBA
  • AWC Volunteers: TBA