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Here is a calendar of all the office hours that the course staff offers. If you would like to speak to an instructor 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).

For the most part, office hours are in 212 WVH, and staff members will have the same office hours every week. 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 is an on-line forum for class discussions. Anybody can post a question and anybody else can reply.

Do not post grading questions to Piazza. It’s best to email the grader directly or attend office hours for those types of questions.

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

Posting any parts of a solution to any parts of a homework assignment is considered cheating. You don’t want to do this. 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 is implemented to make you anonymous to students but not to staff members.


In this freshman course, you will encounter three kinds of people:
  • your instructors

    Leena Razzaq


    lrazzaq at ccs.neu.edu


  • your teaching assistants

    Elin Carstensdottir


    carstensdottir.e at husky.neu.edu


    Kyle Crampton


    crampton.k at husky.neu.edu


    Rebecca MacKenzie


    r.mackenzie at northeastern.edu


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

  • your tutors

    Cameron Bracco


    bracco.c at husky.neu.edu


    Sidney LaFontaine


    lafontaine.s at husky.neu.edu


    Cindy Luo


    luo.xiny at husky.neu.edu


    Iman Moreira


    moreira.i at husky.neu.edu


    Jack Rosen


    rosen.j at husky.neu.edu


    Yasmin Zhamborova


    zhamborova.i at husky.neu.edu


    Tutors hold office hours and group meetings in colleges and labs, 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.


When you need help with the lecture material, the lab material, or the problem sets, 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.

If you have a question that you prefer to ask in a non-public setting, feel free to send email to anybody on the course staff.

Note that we may post anonymous excerpts from your mail message on the blog 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.