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

Tutoring Schedule
Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 a.m.          
9:00 a.m.    Justin Tyner
 Prashanta Saha
   Justin Tyner
 Prashanta Saha
10:00 a.m.  Lin Shi
 Karl Molina
 Faqeer Rehman
 Aurora Kehoe
 Maria Gallivan
 Aurora Kehoe  Conner Whitfield  Seraj Mostafa
11:00 a.m.   Rusty Clayton

Rusty Clayton  Conner Whitfield  Seraj Mostafa
Noon  Lin Shi Alex Ackerlund
Kyle Webster

 Lin Shi
 Yin YaLan
Alex Ackerlund  Hongchuan (Rocky) Wong
1:10 p.m.      Yin YaLan    Hongchuan (Rocky) Wong
2:10 p.m.    Jada Bryant  

 Buwani Manuweera
 Asad Noor

3:10 p.m.  Samuel Forbes
 Matteo Bjornsson
 Asad Noor
  Matteo Bjornsson
Peng Zou
4:10 p.m.  Samuel Forbes  David Hamlin  Peng Zou
 Buwani Manuweera
5:10 p.m.  Payton Harrison
 Hunter Line
     Ahmed Naji  
6:00 p.m.  Payton Harrison  Axel Ward    Chris Miller
 Ahmed Naji
7:00 p.m.  Payton Harrison  Axel Ward    Ahmed Naji  
8:00 p.m.    Axel Ward      
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 21st, 2020.
  • When is the last day of tutoring? Friday, May 1st, 2020.
  • 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 (ESOF 322); Buwani Manuweera (CSCI 468); Seraj-Al-Mahmud Mostafa (CSCI 476); Asad Noor (CSCI 446); Faqeer Rehman (CSCI 494-005); Prahanta Saha (CSCI 132); YaLan Yin (CSCI 246); Peng Zou (CSCI 338)
  • Undergraduate Course Assistants: Kevin Browder;  Jada Bryant (CSCI 127); Maria Gallivan (CSCI 132); David Hamlin (CSCI 127); Hunter Line (CSCI 127); Chris Miller (CSCI 112); Karl Molina (CSCI 127); Lin Shi (CSCI 112)
  • Sonderegger Tutors: Rusty Clayton (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 232 & CS 145); Samuel Forbes (CSCI 112); Aurora Kehoe (CSCI 107, 112, 127 & CS 145); Lin Shi (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132 & CS 145); Justin Tyner (CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 215 & 232); Conner Whitfield (CSCI 132, 232, 215 & CS 145)
  • CSCI 495 Students: Payton Harrison; Ahmed Naji; Axel Ward
  • Volunteers: Alex Ackerlund ( CSCI 107, 112, 127, 132, 232, 305 & 338)