When you need help with the lecture material, the lab material, or the
homeworks, don’t despair—
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. Check the office hours calendar to see when we have office hours.
If you would like to speak to an instructor and you cannot make it 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).
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.
Staff members will have the same office hours every week. All office hours will be held online this semester. Check the office hours calendar for the virtual location of the office hours. 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 as well as announcements. Anybody can post a question and anybody else can reply, and you are expected to read announcements from the course staff. You will recieve an email when crucial announcements are made, otherwise Piazza will default to your email settings (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 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 and means we will have to report you to the relevant authorities. 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.
Email addresses for the instructor, TAs, and tutors are below.
Note that we may post excerpts from your email message on piazza if we consider it of general interest. If you want privacy, be sure to request it when you send an email.