• 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.  Rostik Mertz
   Michaela LIghtner    Logan Vining
9:00 a.m.    Nate Tranel  Michaela Lightner
 Christian Marquardt
 Alan Tong  Logan Vining
10:00 a.m.  Na'Shea Wiesner
 Amy Peerlinck
 Sarah Hall
 Kyle Webster
 Reese Pearsall
 Amanda Hawkins
 Hongchuan Wang
 Alan Tong  
11:00 a.m.

 Brandon Klise
 Amy Peerlinck

 Sarah Hall
 Peter Gifford
 Hongchuan Wang
 Anika Anzum Prima
 Rohan Khante
 Aurora Kehoe
 Tim Parrish
 Aurora Kehoe
Noon  Garret Gershmel  Karishma Rahman

 Anika Anzum Prima
 Rohan Khante

 Buwani Manuweera
 Karishma Rahman

 Bryan Plant
1:10 p.m.    Kevin Browder   Peter Gifford  Amelia Getty
2:10 p.m.  Kayla Wheeler  Jordan Pottruff
 Jase Rost

 Kayla Wheeler

 Buwani Manuweera

 Brendan Kristiansen
 Justin McGowen
 Kyle Melton
3:10 p.m.  Na'Shea Wiesner  Jordan Pottruff

 Kirby Overman
 Keely Weisbeck

 Brendan Kristiansen  Karl Molina
 Kirby Overman
 Calvin Seamons
4:10 p.m.  Brendan Kristiansen  Gregor Smirnow  Cesar Cruz
 Michael Dickensheets
 Gregor Smirnow  Karl Molina
 Amelia Getty
5:10 p.m.  Jici Huang
 Seraj Al Mahmud  Mostafa
 Gregor Smirnow  Michael Dickensheets  Gregor Smirnow  Amelia Getty
6:00 p.m.  Jici Huang
 Seraj Al Mahmud Mostafa
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 (CSCI 446)
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: Cesar Cruz (CS 145), Michael Dickensheets (CSCI 112), Garret Gershmel (CSCI 112), Peter Gifford (CSCI 127), Sarah Hall (CS 145), Amanda Hawkins (CS 145), Brandon Klise (CSCI 127), Brendan Kristiansen (CSCI 107), Christian Marquardt (CSCI 107), Justin McGowen (CS 107), Kyle Melton (CSCI 127), Hugh O'Neill (CSCI 127), Dana Parker (CSCI 127), Tim Parrish (CSCI 112), Reese Pearsall (CSCI 127), Bryan Plant (CS 145), Jase Rost (CS145), Calvin Seamons (CS 145), Nate Tranel (CSCI 127), Kyle Webster (CSCI 107), Keely Weisbeck (CS 145)
  • Sonderegger Tutors: Aurora Kehoe (CSCI 132, 215, 232 & Java), Michaela Lightner (CSCI 107, 127, 112, 132, 232), 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: Amelia Getty (CSCI 107, 127, &132)
  • Volunteers: KIrby Overman (246), Rostik Mertz (246), Gregor Smirnow (132, 232, 246).