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Review hours vs. Walk-in hours

Because this course is large, many of you will likely ask the same questions. We cannot possibly answer those questions individually for everyone...and more importantly, your peers might be able to help you answer questions for yourselves. To that end, we are designating some office hours every day for group review. The TAs for those office hours will look at the questions asked on Piazza (see below) during the past day, organize them, and lead a group discussion to answer them collaboratively. Once these group review hours are over, they will post to Piazza a summary of the discussion.

If you cannot make it to these review hours, there will still be plenty of office hours where tutors will take walk-in questions. However, it is your responsibility to check Piazza first: if your question has already been answered, the tutors will not answer it again.

Additionally, tutors are not there to walk you through every step of the problem. If you have not been following the design recipe and cannot explain the work you’ve done before coming to tutors, they are allowed to tell you to go back and work on the problem on your own first, before asking for help.

Weekly calendar

Here is a calendar of all the office hours that the course staff offer. 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 102 WVH or 108 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

Piazza is an on-line forum for class discussions. Anybody can post a question and anybody else can reply.

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.

Staff

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


    Benjamin Lerner
    blerner at ccs...


    Alan Mislove
    amislove at ccs...


    Christo Wilson
    cbw at ccs...


    Nada Naji
    najin at ccs...


    Byron Wallace
    byron at ccs...

  • your teaching assistants


    Rebecca MacKenzie
    mackenzie.r at husky...


    Andrew Cobb
    acobb at ccs...


    Jack Friedson
    friedson.j at husky...


    Kathryn Stavish
    stavish.k at husky...


    Spencer Aronstein
    aronstein.s at husky...


    John Compitello
    compitello.j at husky...


    Luciana Corteggiano
    corteggiano.l at husky...


    Maxwell Cruz
    cruz.max at husky...


    Amogh Dayal
    dayal.a at husky...


    John Gallagher
    gallagher.john1 at husky...


    Alex Grundwerg
    grundwerg.a at husky...


    Alex Jo
    jo.al at husky...


    Adrian Kant
    kant.a at husky...


    Catherine McLean
    mclean.ca at husky...


    Ameen Radwan
    radwan.a at husky...


    Sreeya Sai
    sai.s at husky...


    Sadi Saleem
    saleem.s at husky...

    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


    Kween Agba
    agba.c at husky...


    Jennifer Ai
    ai.j at husky...


    Melanie Barbini
    barbini.m at husky...


    Corrine Cella
    cella.c at husky...


    Evan Chang
    chang.ev at husky...


    Daniel Chu
    chu.da at husky...


    Kyle Crampton
    crampton.k at husky...


    Jason Crouse
    crouse.j at husky...


    Jennifer Der
    der.je at husky...


    Brian Fogarty
    fogarty.bria at husky...


    Daniel Goldstein
    goldstein.d at husky...


    Jake Hansen
    hansen.j at husky...


    William Hou
    hou.w at husky...


    Rahul Kumar
    kumar.rah at husky...


    Matthew Lamontagne
    lamontagne.m at husky...


    Zach Lee
    lee.zach at husky...


    Raquel Levy
    levy.r at husky...


    Jack Mastrangelo
    mastrangelo.j at husky...


    Daniel McGann
    mcgann.d at husky...


    Gavin Miller
    miller.ga at husky...


    Aris Poloway
    poloway.a at husky...


    Konstantin Rezchikov
    rezchikov.k at husky...


    Catherine Romanova
    romanova.c at husky...


    Michael Sarfaty
    sarfaty.m at husky...


    Willie Serkin
    serkin.w at husky...


    Nick Simmons
    simmons.ni at husky...


    Nicholas Thompson
    thompson.ni at husky...


    Shane Timmerman
    timmerman.sh at husky...


    Isabel Tripp
    tripp.i at husky...


    Cole Vick
    vick.c at husky...


    Caitlin Wang
    wang.cai at husky...


    Michael Wheeler
    wheeler.m at husky...


    Marie Yatsyk
    yatsyk.m at husky...

    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.

Email

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.