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

Important Information

  • Tutors will be available from Monday, January 24th - Friday, May 6th holidays according to the schedule below with the exception of holidays.
  • You can meet with tutors either in person or remotely.  For remote consultation, the two of you can arrange how best to proceed (e.g. e-mail, text, phone, WebEx, Skype).
  • MIcrosoft TEAMS will be available for tutoring if MSU reinstates online learning.
Tutoring Schedule
Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 a.m. Yabets Ebren
Joaquin Espinoza
  Lin Shi    
9:00 a.m. Peng Zou        
10:00 a.m. Matteo Bjornsson
Peng Zou
Adiesha Ralalage
Bradley McCoy
Asad Noor Ben Miller
Bradley McCoy
11:00 a.m. Matteo Bjornsson
Na'Shea Wiesner

Adiesha Ralalage
Gideon Popoola (V)

Asad Noor
Kristoff Finley
Brittney Gibbs
Bryce Leighton
Grayson O'Leary
Noon Faqeer Rehman
Na'Shea Wiesner(V)
Brody Schillo Zoe Norden
Faith Nelson
Prashanta Saha Ara Megerdichian
1:10 p.m. Faqeer Rehman
Brittney Gibbs
    Prashanta Saha  
2:10 p.m.   Mason Medina
Saidur Rahman
Geri Viallon

Mason Medina
Grayson O'Leary

3:10 p.m. Gerard Shu(V) Jordan Dood
Saidur Rahman
    Rishi Borkar
4:10 p.m. Connie Bernard Jordan Dood Connie Bernard Turner Burchard

Rishi Borkar
5:10 p.m. Isabelle Bennett   Connie Bernard    
6:00 p.m. Isabelle Bennett        
7:00 p.m. Isabelle Bennett        
8:00 p.m.          
9:00 p.m.          

TAs and tutors office hour(s) will be in-person.
V denotes that the TA/Tutor can also meet with students virtually.   Please click on the Tutor/TAs WebEx link during their office hour(s).

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? Monday, January 24th, 2022.
  • When is the last day of tutoring? Friday, May 6th, 2022.
  • 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 468); Jordan Dood (CSCI 246); Brittney Gibbs (CSCI CSCI 445); Rishi Hrishikesh (CSCI 112); Bradley McCoy (CSCI 232); Asad Noor (CSCI 112 & 232);  Gideon Popoola (CSCI CSCI 215, virtual only using Zoom); Saidur Rahman (CSCI 305); Adiesha Ralalage (CSCI 132 & 338); Faqeer Rehman (ESOF 422); Prashanta Saha (CSCI 366); Gerard Shu (CSCI 347, In person or WebEx); Na'Shea Wiesner (ESOF 322, in person or Zoom); Peng Zhou (CSCI 132)
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: Turner Burchard (CSCI 127); Yabets Ebron (CS 145); zJoaquin Espinosa (CSCI 127); Kristoff Finley (CSCI 107); Bryce Leighton (CSCI 107);  Ara Megerdichian (CS 145); Mason Medina (CSCI 107); Ben Miller (CSCI 127); Faith Nelson (CS 145); Zoe Norden (CS 145); Lin Shi (CS 145); Geri Viallon (CSCI 127)
  • Sonderegger Tutors: Caden Fong, Wyatt Kittelman, and Brody Schillo (CSCI 132)
  • CSCI 495 Students: Isabelle Bennett (CS 145, CSCI 107); Connie Bernard; Grayson O'Leary (CSCI 107, 127, 132 & CS 145)
  • Volunteers: TBD