Information for Undergrads Requesting a Tutor

The Allen School offers tutoring for the 14X series and majors-only 300 level courses. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of students in the Allen School we are only able to offer tutoring to our current Allen School students and students who were offered a spot in a petition course. All other students should use the resources available to them through their CSE course. If you are a University of Washignton athlete, please e-mail Chloe Dolese ( directly. 

Tutors can help you establish a strong academic foundation. Tutoring can be valuable if you're struggling, but it can also help you establish effective study habits, or explore your favorite courses more in-depth. A tutor is like a TA: They help clarify concepts, fill in the gaps, and can assist you in developing better strategies for approaching the material. However, they are not a replacement for a course TA, who will best know what is expected of students in the class. Instead, tutoring provides you with an additional resource that will help you prepare to tackle homework, tests, and projects.

Every quarter, CSE undergraduate and graduate students generously volunteer their time to tutor undergraduates, and we do our best to match all students who submit a request. If you would like to sign-up for a tutor this quarter, please read the Tutoring Guidelines for Students before submitting the request form on that page.

Information for Volunteer Tutors

Why tutor? Essentially, tutoring allows you to experience the best part of being a TA without all the extra responsibilities (ie: grading), and the time commitment is only one hour each week. Plus, you get to choose the subjects you enjoy most. When you fill out the online sign-up form, you can read class descriptions and select courses according to your comfort level and interest.

Throughout the quarter, you'll work with an individual undergrad or with a small group, depending on the number of requests for a particular course. Tutoring allows you to connect with CSE undergraduates while providing a valuable service to our students.

If you would like to sign-up to tutor this quarter, please read through the Guidelines for Volunteer Tutors before submitting the request form on that page.

The Tutoring Committment

Students are busy people. When you request a tutor or volunteer to be a tutor, you commit to meeting one hour per week for the remainder of the quarter. Please respect each others' time and keep this committment. Undergrads must remember that we have a limited number of tutors -- if you fail to meet with your assigned tutor, we waste a valuable resource that could have benefitted another CSE major.