• 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.          Logan Vining
9:00 a.m.          Logan Vining
10:00 a.m.          Alan Tong
11:00 a.m.          Alan Tong
1:10 p.m.          
2:10 p.m.  Kayla Wheeler  Jordan Pottruff  Kayla Wheeler    Karl Molina
3:10 p.m.    Aurora Kehoe
 Jordan Pottruff
   Aurora Kehoe  Karl Molina
4:10 p.m.          
5:10 p.m.          
6:00 p.m.          
7:00 p.m.          
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 4th, 2018.
  • When is the last day of tutoring? Friday, December 7th, 2018.
  • 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: Jici Huang, Rohan Khante, Buwani Manuweera, Sam Micka, Seraj Mostafa, Amy Peerlinck, Anika Prima, Karishma Rahman, Sharma Tanusree, Na'Shea Wiesner
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: Cesar Cruz, Garret Gershmel, Peter Gifford, Sarah Hall, Amanda Hawkins, Brandon Klise, Brendan Kristiansen, Justin McGowen, Kyle Melton, Hugh O'Neill, Dana Parker, Tim Parrish, Bryan Plant, Jase Rost, Calvin Seamons, Nate Tranel, Kyle Webster, Keely Weisbeck
  • Sonderegger Tutors: Aurora Kehoe (CSCI 132, 215, 232 & Java), Michaela Lightner, Karl Molina (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 232, & 246), Jordan Pottruff (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 232 & CS 145), Alan Tong (CSCI 107, 112, 127 and 132), Logan Vining (CSCI 112, 132, 215, 232 and 246), Kayla Wheeler (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 215 and CS 145).
  • CSCI 495 Students: 
  • Volunteers: