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Weekly calendar

Here is a calendar of all office hours that the course staff offer. If you would like to speak to a staff member and you cannot make it to their office hours, send an email to set up a meeting. If you have a general question and cannot make it to anyone’s office hours, post to Piazza (see below).

Staff members will have the same office hours every week. As for location, note that office hours of staff member X are generally in the building where X has an office or a desk, or where office hour space has been arranged for that staff member. Therefore, before going to someone’s hours, check where they will be on the calendar below. Should there be a change to someone’s hours, there will be a post on Piazza, and the calendar will be updated.

Piazza

Piazza is an on-line forum for class discussions as well as announcements. Anybody can post a question, and anybody can reply. You are expected to read Piazza announcements from the course staff. Announcements are generally made only through Piazza, although crucial ones will be accompanied by an email. By default, your personal Piazza email settings apply (which you can configure by clicking the wheel in the upper right corner).

To sign up for Piazza, click the link above.

Before posting, check whether or not your question has already been asked. If it has already been asked but not yet been answered, then—provided the question is not more than a day old—it will likely be answered soon. Do not double post.

Posting (any parts of) a solution to (any parts of) a homework is tantamount to cheating. Limit your answers to other students to providing clarity when needed, and hints when appropriate. This is good practice should you ever want to be a tutor!

Note: Anonymity on Piazza means you are anonymous to other students but not to staff members.

Staff

In this course, you will encounter five “types” of people:
  • your instructors


    Thomas Wahl
    email


    John Park
    email


    Leena Razzaq
    email

  • your course coordinators


    Rebecca MacKenzie
    email

  • your teaching assistants


    Chase Bishop
    email


    Vyshnavi Chunduru
    email


    Kyle Crampton
    email


    Annie Dinh
    email


    Parker Griep
    email


    Khalil Haji
    email


    Sidney La Fontaine
    email


    Jack Mastrangelo
    email


    Iman Moreira
    email


    Jack Warren
    email


    Melina Young
    email


    Julian Zucker
    email

    TAs teach labs, supervise the grading of homework sets, hold office hours, and grade exams. In general, they are apprentice teachers and are here to learn how to run a course.

  • your tutors


    Da-Jin Chu
    email


    William Cutler
    email


    Amogh Dayal
    email


    Tatiana Ediger
    email


    John Gallagher
    email


    Cassandra Harbour
    email


    Xuyang Li
    email


    Iris Liu
    email


    Anthony Mu
    email


    Noble Mushtak
    email


    Griffin Rademacher
    email


    Erica Sammarco
    email


    Ryan Schaefer
    email


    Harsh Sethia
    email


    David Stephenson
    email


    Rebecca Swernofsky
    email


    Isaac Walker
    email


    Akira Watanabe
    email


    Logen Witz
    email


    Stanley Wu
    email


    Sabrina Zhang
    email

    Tutors hold office hours, help out in labs, and grade homeworks and provide feedback about the class’s progress. In general, they are undergraduate and graduate students who know that to learn something really well, you need to teach it.

  • your graders


    David Yei
    email

    Graders are staff members who exclusively grade homeworks. You won’t find them in office hours but can always reach out via email to ask questions about their feedback.

Other (Natural) Languages

If you feel that you would benefit from help in another language, we have some staff who are willing and able to help. Below is a list of the languages we are able to accomodate and who you should go to for help in that language.

Email

When you need help with the lecture material, the lab material, or the homeworks, don’t despair—there are plenty of ways to get help.

A meeting with a tutor, TA, or instructor is the best to get explanations because you can ask questions in real time and get answers to them. Try office hours.

If you have a question that you prefer to ask in a non-public setting, again try (the instructors’) office hours, or send email to anybody on the course staff.

Note that we may post anonymous excerpts from your mail message on Piazza if we consider it of general interest. If you want the message to remain completely private, be sure to request it when you send an email.