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

Important Information

Tutoring Schedule
Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 a.m.          
9:00 a.m.          
10:00 a.m.          
11:00 a.m.  

1:10 p.m.          
2:10 p.m.          
3:10 p.m.    



4:10 p.m.          
5:10 p.m.          
6:00 p.m.  


7:00 p.m.  

8:00 p.m.  

9:00 p.m.          

IP denotes In-Person, Barnard Hall 259. TAs/Tutors will also be available via WebEX and Teams
V denotes Virtual meetings only via WebEx and Teams, 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, August 30th, 2021.
  • When is the last day of tutoring? Friday, December 10th, 2021.
  • 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:  TBA
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: TBA
  • Sonderegger Tutors: TBA
  • CSCI 495 Students: TBA
  • Volunteers: TBA