• 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.  Jici Huang
 Taylor Heinecke
   Brendan Blanchard    Alex Abrahamson
10:00 a.m.  Jici Huang
Brendan Blanchard

 Taylor Heinecke
 Sam Hulme

   Yin YaLin
 Alex Calderwood
 Alex Abrahamson
11:00 a.m.  Killian Smith      Alex Calderwood
 Safia Malallah

 Xuying Wang
 Kierstyn Brandt
 Killian Smith

Safia Malallah   Kierstyn Brandt    
1:10 p.m.  Xuying Wang  Ethan Peterson
 Ryan Brand
 Na'Shea Wiesner  Ethan Peterson
 Ryan Brand
 Lisa Peters
2:10 p.m.


 Kyle Johnson
 Melody Tribble

 Nate Tranel

 Kyle Johnson
 Melody Tibble
 Xuying Wang
3:10 p.m.  
 Na'Shea Wiesner

   Nate Tranel
 Jachike Madubuko

 Trent Baker  
4:10 p.m.        Taylor Wilkerson  
5:10 p.m.  Qingge Letu  Andie Creel    Taylor Wilkerson  Alex Abrahamson
6:00 p.m.  Qingge Letu        Alex Abrahamson
7:00 p.m.    Edwin Little  Edwin Little  Edwin Little  Alex Abrahamson
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, January 17th, 2017.
  • When is the last day of tutoring? Friday, April 28th, 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.gunderson@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 (Python), CSCI 111 (Java), CSCI 132 (Basis 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: Qi Chen (232), Utkarsh Goel (338), Taylor Heinecke (132), Jici Huang (132), Letu Qingge (145, 132), Safia Malallah (145), Daniel Salinas (232), Killian Smith (246, 468) and Na'Shea Wiesner (305)
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: Elizabeth Andrews (112), Trent Baker (111), Ryan Bockmon (Python), Kierstyn Brandt (112), Alex Calderwood (112), Andie Creel (111), Sam Hulme (112), Jachike Madubuko (111), Connor O'Leary (112), Lisa Peters (112), Xuying Wang (112), Taylor Wilkerson (111) and Yalan Yin (111)
  • Sonderegger Tutors: Brendan Blanchard, Ryan Brand, Kyle Johnson, Ethan Peterson, Nathaniel Tranel, Melody Tribble, Xuying Wang, and Taylor Wilkerson (111)
  • CSCI 495 Students: TBA
  • ACM Volunteers: TBA
  • AWC Volunteers: TBA