CS Tutors Email Address:
The CS department is now sponsoring help/tutoring sessions for undergraduate courses. Undergrad assistants (UAs) will be available in the computer lab on the third floor of Farris (FEC309). They'll be available on a walk-in basis to talk one-on-one about questions you may have on classes — programming assignments, proofs, projects, language syntax, etc.
*Can provide advice on the languages/projects involved, but cannot touch or read any of the student's code
|Monday||12:00 pm - 1:45 pm|
|Tuesday||11:00 am - 12:45 pm|
|Wednesday||12:00 pm - 1:45 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am - 2:15 pm|
|Friday||12:00 pm - 3:15 pm|
|Saturday||12:00 pm - 2:15 pm|
Q: Farris is usually locked in the evenings. How do I get in?
A: A: During normal business hours, please contact the CS Support staff (George or Jeff) in FEC 307, and make sure to bring your Lobo Card. They can enter your card into the departmental card readers that will get you access to the front door and lab after hours. Alternately, you can use a computer (the ESC pod is convenient) and contact the tutor on duty via the AIM username csundergradhelp to come down and let you in.
Q: Are there tutoring hours during Spring Break/University holidays?
A: We don't have any fixed, scheduled hours during university holidays. (After all, your tutors need to take a break sometimes too!) But if you expect to need to meet during a break, please contact us. We *may* be able to set up a special meeting time.
Q: Are there tutoring hours during Final's Week?
A: Yes! There are times during Final's week, but they will be different then the normal times. The Final Hours table will list the hours.
Q: I can't make the tutoring times! But I really need help! Can you help?
A: If the tutoring times are really bad, students can attempt to make an appointment with one of the tutors. The tutors will try to find a good time to help, but they are busy with classes too. In addition, try messaging the AIM username csundergradhelp or the emailing the tutors at .
A: Basically, they're students. Most are nearing the end of their undergrad career and have been through most of the core curriculum classes. They have done well and would like to help other students who might be getting stuck on a particular idea, formula, or algorithm.
They are not TAs and have no ties to any particular classes. As such, they do not have any influence on grades beyond their ability to help the student better complete his or her assignment. It also means that they can not always know exactly what is being covered in a class at any given time. They only offer the knowledge gained from the experience they have.