Tutoring

The Department of Computer Science offers FREE in-person  tutoring for students enrolled in CSC courses during the fall and spring semesters. If you need extra support on assignments, want to check your understanding of CS concepts, or just want that little bit of help, stop by our Tutor Center for help. Our undergraduate tutors have successfully completed CS courses and can help guide you to success. 

Location: Gould-Simpson, Room 914

Hours*:

Mondays - Thursdays

10am-6pm
Fridays 10am-4pm

*The Tutor Center is closed on university holidays, spring break, winter closure, and summer. The Tutor Center may offer limited tutoring during final exam week, but depends on staffing. The Tutor Center typically opens during the second week of classes.

CS tutoring is offered in-person only. You can sign-up to attend tutoring  here (only active when Tutor Center is open). 

 

Freya Barber 

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Freya is a junior pursuing the BA in Computer Science with a minor in Information Science and eSociety and the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. Freya joined the Tutor Center in spring 2022. Freya joined the Tutor Center because she wanted to help others and use the opportunity to practice her programming skills. Freya enjoys tutoring because "I love watching students gain that sudden moment of relief when they suddenly understand something they have been struggling with". 

An interesting tidbit - Freya participates in the St Patrick's Day parade as a member of the Desert Irish Wolfhound Association. 


Edward Botterbusch

 


Mauricio Brooks

 


Raul Davila

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Raul Davila

Raul is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Information, Science, Technology and Arts (ISTA) minor. Raul started tutoring in the Tutor Center in Fall 2021 and became Tutor Coordinator in Fall 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I know how it feels to be lost, so I want to extend my hand out to those who may need it.

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: I like seeing that moment of realization that people have when they finally understand what they've been working on. It's such a gratifying feeling.

Something interesting about yourself: I am currently one of the top 50 players in DRAGON BALL FighterZ in the US and a former masters player in Overwatch.


Raffal Abu Eshey

 


Giulia Ghidoli

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Giulia Ghidoli

Giulia is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science and a BFA in Dance with a minor in Spanish. Giulia joined the Tutor Center in Fall 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I wanted to help students stay motivated and encouraged in Computer Science. I know what it is like to struggle, and want them to know they can get through it!

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: That "light bulb" moment when a student understands a concept or fixes a bug in their program is so satisfying and rewarding as a tutor.

Something interesting about yourself: I run a coffee blog (@tucson.coffeechronicles) with my roommate where we review different coffee shops around Tucson.


Gabby Lampner

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Gabby Lampner

Gabby is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Statistics and Data Science. Gabby started tutoring in the Tutor Center in Spring 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I wanted to become a tutor to help other Computer Science students and further reinforce my own knowledge.

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: My favorite part about being a tutor is helping people overcome an issue that they've been struggling with or helping them see their problem from a different perspective.

Something interesting about yourself: Reading and traveling


Huy Le

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Huy Le

Huy is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Game Design and Development. Gavin started tutoring in the Tutor Center in Fall 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I wanted to help others understand fundamental CS concepts.

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: My favorite part of being a tutor is being able to see all the different approaches people come up with for the same problem.

Something interesting about yourself: I started my programming journey writing "code" for Bee-Bots and making games on Scratch.


Hung Le Ba

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Hung Le Ba

Hung is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with minors in Economics and Statistics and Data Science. Hung started tutoring in the Tutor Center in Fall 2021 and became a Tutor Coordinator in Spring 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I understand the struggle when learning CS. Thus, I think I can help other students to learn CS easier from that perspective

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: When the students that I helped made progress and visited the tutoring center less often, which means they can now work on the assignments without needing much help.

Something interesting about yourself: (Brag alert!) I think I'm good at skilled games. I can skateboard on my first try. I scored > 200 when trying out Bowling for the first time. I also play various games from PC games to console games and have a high ranking in game, happy to discuss this with anyone with the same hobby :)


Evan Ohme

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Evan is a junior pursuing a BS in Computer Science. Evan started tutoring in the Tutor Center in Fall 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I wanted to be a tutor to help other students learn difficult concepts by explaining it in a way that makes sense to them. I also wanted to meet more of my peers in the CS department.

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: My favorite thing about being a tutor is helping students to fully understand how the code in front of them is working, and they have gained the knowledge/confidence to know exactly what they need to do next.

Something interesting about yourself: In my free time I like to go camping and mountain biking with friends and family.


Anh Nguyen Phung

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Anh Nguyen Phung

Anh is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with additional majors in Mathematics (Computer Science Emphasis) and Statistics and Data Science. Anh started tutoring in the Tutor Center in Fall 2021 and became a Tutor Coordinator in Spring 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I want to be tutor since I want to help other students in different CS courses.

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: By being tutor, I have a chance to help other students who struggle in studying computer science and to strengthen my knowledge in computer science by reviewing the old materials with the students.

Something interesting about yourself: I love play computer and console games. In my free time, I also watch basketball and go to the gym.


Gavin Pogson

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Gavin Pogson

Gavin is a junior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Data Science. Gavin started tutoring in the Tutor Center in Spring 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I wanted to be a tutor so that I could help people who are struggling with the content as I was as a freshman and Sophomore.

What is your favorite part of being a tutor: My favorite part about being a tutor is the connections that I have made along the way in the major and the practice that I get with previous content.

Something interesting about yourself: In my free time I am an avid hiker and in the summer time I love surfing and being at the beach.


Noel Poothokaran

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Noel Poothokaran

Noel is a junior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Noel started as a tutor for the Department of Computer Science Fall 2022.

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I enjoy helping other people, especially with academics, and working at the tutor center allows me to guide underclassmen through the pre-major. I've come to the tutor center for help before and it feels great to be able to pay it forward and help other students myself.

Your favorite part of being a tutor: Easily the best part about being a tutor is getting to help other students with discrete math since it's my favorite subject and I love working on topics from the subject. However, the tutor center candy is a close second.

Something interesting about yourself: I've played on a varsity esports team (Dota 2) at the university and have won a couple seasons of intramural soccer here too.


Thu Tra

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Thu Tra

Thu is a senior pursuing a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Thu started as a tutor for the Department of Computer Science in Spring 2022. She joined the department to "assist my peers with materials in CS classes and get more involved with our department." Thu is excited to start working with students again this upcoming semester, noting that her favorite part of the role is "seeing the students I helped figure out solutions to their problems and have their stress relieved."

Thu enjoys drawing during her free time. 


Loc Minh Tran

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Loc Minh Tran

Loc is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Loc joined the CS Tutor Center in Fall 2021. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I like helping people and I am fortunate enough to be good at Computer Science so being a tutor is a happy middle ground where I get to help people at something I understand.

Your favorite part of being a tutor: My favorite part about being a tutor is getting to learn alongside the student. Although I have taken the classes before, every semester the classes are slightly different so I get to continually learn without ever being graded on it.

Something interesting about yourself: I do picrosses in my free time.


Gavin Vogt

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Gavin is a senior pursuing a BS in Computer Science and Physics (dual major) with a minor in Mathematics. He has been a tutor for the Department of Computer Science for two semesters, joining in Fall 2021. Gavin decided to be a CS tutor "so I could help students struggling with new concepts I have learned." He is enjoying being a tutor and notes that his favorite part of being a tutor is "seeing the growth and progress students make each time they return to tutoring."

Gavin has previously run a marathon (that's 26.2 miles!!!). 


Ben Wunderlich

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Ben Wunderlich

Ben is a junior pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Information, Science, Technology and Arts (ISTA). Ben joined the CS Tutor Center in Fall 2022. 

Why did you join the CS Tutor Center: I wanted to become a tutor because the tutor center was very beneficial to me when I was first learning programming. I wanted to help others who may be in the same spot I was.

Your favorite part of being a tutor: I like being able to help students become more passionate and interested in computer science. I also enjoy working with the other tutors.

Something interesting about yourself: I like to listen to electronic music and cook. A fun fact about me is that I have played ice hockey my entire life.


 

We offer tutoring for CSC courses only. CSC 101, 110, 120, and 210 are covered all hours of operation. For other CSC courses, please check the schedule.

Students asking for tutoring are expected to:
  • Come prepared with questions

  • Be familiar with assignment

  • Have assignment specs with them

  • Be willing to work hard for the solution

  • Treat the tutors with respect

Tutors are expected to:
  • Assist with high-level concepts

  • Tutor appropriate level of student and not student they are in class with

  • Help students understand the problem they are trying to solve

  • Not provide solutions

  • Not program for students

If you have any questions/concerns/comments about tutoring in the Department of Computer Science, contact tutorcoords@cs.arizona.edu and Martin Marquez (martinmarquez@cs.arizona.edu).

The Department of Computer Science does not offer private tutoring. We are happy to help connect you with a member of our current tutor team. You can email tutorcoords@cs.arizona.edu and Martin Marquez (martinmarquez@cs.arizona.edu) if you'd like assistance in finding a private student tutor. Our team will reach out to our current tutors to see if any are interested in serving as private tutor. Please note, however, that the Department of Computer Science is not responsible for private tutor arrangements - it is an arrangement between two private entities : requestor and the tutor. 

The Tutor Center hires undergraduate students each semester. Announcements about hiring for the Tutor Center are sent via email to CS student listservs and through targeted direct emails. The hiring committee invites you to apply if you:

  • are an undergraduate student that has completed (or are about to complete) all CS pre-major coursework (110, 120, 210, 144, 244 [or 245]) 
  • are able to tutor for multiple classes (tutors are only able to tutor for courses in which they received a grade of B or higher)
  • want to help others 

The CS Tutor Center is always looking to recognize our tutors and find ways to improve our services. We invite any student that has used the Tutor Center to share their experience with us via the Tutor Center Survey.