Undergraduate Tutoring

School of Computing | Undergraduate Tutoring Center | Monday – Friday | MEB 3145

The tutor helped me write the things I would use, rather than smacking me with a brick of text. It helped me feel an understanding of the concepts we went over.

– Pre-Major Student, Spring 2021

My tutor is really good at explaining concepts in various ways and doesn’t just give the answers away, but helps you to come to the answer yourself… It was so beneficial and I’m feeling optimistic about my class again.

– Pre-Major Student, Spring 2021

Need some help with your computing courses?

The School of Computing (SOC) offers assistance for the concepts learned in our introductory- and intermediate-level computing courses. Our eight tutors have gained Full Major Status in Computer Science and Computer Engineering and have experienced many of the new challenges you are encountering right now! Schedule a session with a specific tutor here

Our center is a FREE 1:1 resource to utilize in addition to your courses’ TA services and instructor office hours, with your choice of 15, 30, or 45 minute sessions when you schedule! To view what courses we are currently covering — as well as additional campus resources — click here.

Have questions about the tutoring center? Email colleen.gilman@utah.edu

Spring 2022 Schedule

January 18, 2022 – April 27, 2022 (last day of classes)
Closed during Spring Break and President’s Day

Location: MEB 3145 — around the corner from the SOC main office; 3rd floor

9:00AM – 7:00PM 10:00AM – 7:00PM 9:00AM – 7:00PM

9:00AM – 12:00PM

1:00PM – 7:00PM

10:00AM – 2:00PM

While scheduled sessions are preferred to allow your tutor to prepare, we are happy to welcome students in need of quick help as walk-in’s. Please visit MEB 3145 and sign in to receive tutoring help.

Not on campus and need to ask our tutors a quick question? Zoom walk-in hours are offered throughout the week! Available courses, days and times, and access are located in each tutor bio.

Meet our Tutors

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Hyrum Bailey
Major – Computer Engineering

Two of my favorite projects in CS 3500 are when we made a spreadsheet and a game. The game brought up a lot of little problems that I didn’t imagine would come up and it was awesome putting it all together.

I especially enjoyed 1400 and 1410. They were my first programming classes and I had great teachers in both of them. I love coding in general because it gives you the satisfaction of solving a problem.

Hyrum tutors: CS 1400, 1410, 1420, 2420, 3500, and COMP 1010, 1020

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Tuesday: 4:30PM – 6PM
Thursday: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
https://utah.zoom.us/j/8210143679 (password: 488434)

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David Dursteler
Major – Computer Science

I liked reading a lot, until I found programming. Now I watch videos on optimizing C++ code in my free time.

CS Interests: Code optimization, backend development

CS Specialties: C++, Python, Full Stack Web Development

Favorite CS courses to tutor: CS 3500 and CS 3505

David tutors: CS 1400, 1410, 1420, 2100, 2420, 3500, 3505, and COMP 1010, 1020

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Monday: 6PM – 7PM
Wednesday: 3PM – 4PM
https://utah.zoom.us/j/91976917970 (password: 538410)

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Ethan Emoto
Major – Computer Science

My name is Ethan and the areas of CS that I’m most interested in are artificial intelligence and computer graphics.

Outside of CS, I play the trumpet in marching band and pep band. I also enjoy playing video games and folding origami.

My favorite courses to tutor so far are CS 2420 and CS 2100. Since those are the most common two that I’ve helped students with, you will be in good hands.

Ethan tutors: CS 1400, 1410, 1420, 2100, 2420, 3500, and COMP 1010, 1020

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Tuesday: 2PM – 3PM
Thursday: 5PM – 6PM
Friday: 12PM – 2PM
https://utah.zoom.us/j/6934604924 (password: 455448414E)

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Kelsey Hunzeker
Major – BS/MS Computer Science

Hello! My name is Kelsey and I am a BS/MS student at the School of Computing. I am in my fourth year and almost done with the BS side of the degree.

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, card/board games

CS Interests: Databases, web design, visualization, AI and machine learning

Favorite CS courses to tutor: 2100, 3500, 2420

Kelsey tutors: CS 1420, 2100, 2420, 3500

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Monday: 10AM – 11:30AM
Wednesday: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
https://utah.zoom.us/j/92001881176 (password: 792812)

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Wyatt Light
Major – Computer Science

Like some of you, computer science was very difficult for me during my first few semesters; I had not seen a line of code before coming to Utah, which was a large contributor in my denial into the major after my first attempt at CS2420. But, as I struggled and grew as a programmer, I started to realize the difference between coding and computer science. Computer Science isn’t about coding. It’s about writing good code — utilizing the computer to write good code, to write efficient, concise, elegant code that accurately solves problems in the optimal way.

If you can’t tell, my favorite topics include efficiency and optimization, algorithms and data structures. So, CS 2420 is my favorite CS class here at the U – or at least my most nostalgic – as it is the place where you’re first introduced to the topics I just mentioned, and more importantly, why they matter so much.

I play forward for the university ice hockey team, so I know all about balancing a busy schedule. There isn’t really much to me besides CS and hockey! I’m from Manhattan Beach, CA, which is with all respect much better than Salt Lake City, UT.

My favorite video games are Battlefield and FIFA, but competitive FIFA sort of took it all out of me last year so I haven’t played in a bit. I like to watch the NHL and European Football; my favorite player is Neymar, but if you ever want to discuss who the goat is we can have a long chat on why it’s Messi.

Wyatt tutors: CS 1400, 1410, 1420, 2100, 2420, 3500, and COMP 1010, 1020

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Tuesday: 3PM – 4:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 10AM
https://utah.zoom.us/j/3657805328 (password: 167194)

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Toshi Mowery
Majors – Computer Science and Mathematics

Toshi is a CS Math double major who enjoys topics relating to algorithms and discrete math.

His video games of choice are currently Dota 2 and Magic the Gathering, but you can also find him playing the piano — everything from Beethoven to anime.

Favorite CS courses to tutor: CS 2100, 2420

Toshi tutors: CS 1400, 1410, 1420, 2100, 2420, and COMP 1010, 1020

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Tuesday: 6PM – 7PM
Thursday: 6PM – 7PM
Friday: 10AM – 12PM
https://utah.zoom.us/j/3629582678 (password: 580545)

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Devin Schwehr
Major – Computer Science (EAE Emphasis)

Hello! My name is Devin Schwehr. I am a fourth year Computer Science student.

I tutor almost every core CS class all the way up to CS 3500 — as well as COMP 1010 and 1020 — and have been with the SOC Tutoring Center for two years.

I enjoy playing games in my past time, but I also like to get out and enjoy the outdoors when I can (skiing, hiking, etc.). I look forward to meeting with you this semester!

Devin tutors: CS 1400, 1410, CS 1420, 2420, 3500, and COMP 1010, 1020

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Monday: 12PM – 1PM
Wednesday: 12PM – 1PM
https://utah.zoom.us/j/92082451206 (password: 033877)

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Nicole Sundberg
Majors Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Games

Hi, I’m Nicole Sundberg and I love gaming and making games – you can just about always find me in a COD lobby or playing a zombie game.

My favorite CS courses are CS2420 and CS3500.

Nicole tutors: CS 1400, 1410, 1420, 2420, 3500, and COMP 1010, 1020

Zoom Walk-in Hours:
Monday: 3:30PM – 5PM
Wednesday: 4PM – 6PM

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