This Week at CLUE

CLUE IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY JAN. 19TH. WE WILL OPEN ON MONDAY JAN. 20TH. 

CLUE is the UW's free multidisciplinary study center located in Mary Gates Hall & the Commuter and Transfer Commons (CTC). We are an inclusive space for all students to receive academic support.

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Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is available in Chemistry, Physics, Math, Writing, Statistics, Biology, Computer Science & Engineering, and Economics. 

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Class Discussions

Discussion sections are a way for you to review class material by doing discussions and practice questions with peers in the same class.

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Writing Center

Bring in your writing at whatever stage from brainstorming to the final draft to the CLUE Writing Center. Open Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Exam Reviews

Exam review sessions cover course material and strategies for specific tests in many of the UW's most challenging and popular courses.

Exam Reviews

Meet Our Tutors

Yun, Statistics Tutor, He/him

Yun, Statistics Tutor, He/him

2nd year master, Statistics

I'm excited about

Causal Graphical Models, Generalized Least Square

I've taken

STAT 512 / STAT 513 / STAT 533 / STAT 535

Ask me about

Piano and traveling

Notable academic failure

I was taking STAT 533 but the instructor's teaching style is far from ideal for my taste. I faced quite an amount of pressure during that quarter. Finally, I realized the topic of that course was really of my interest so I spent a lot of time reading related notes after class.

Shenwei, he/him

Shenwei, he/him

Sophomore, Chemistry (ACS)

I'm excited about

Linear algebra and differential equations. I relish solving challenging math problems!

I've taken

MATH 126, 307, 308 & AMATH 352

Ask me about

I can help with math and chemistry courses. For fun, I enjoy playing video games, especially Monster Hunter World and The Witcher III. I also like discussing social psychology.

Notable academic failure

Life taught me a pricey lesson when I failed to realize the importance of having a school-life balance. For a period of time, I concentrated solely on studying and paid little attention to anything else. Turned out this worked poorly, as you could imagine. It hurt not only my academics but also my physical health. Since then I have learned to make sure that I involve all necessary elements in my decisions, which is helping me perform well academically and in life. Slowly but surely, I am improving.

Isaiah, he/him

Isaiah, he/him

Junior, Aeronautics and Astronautics

I'm excited about

I am most excited about Laplace transforms and linear algebra.

I've taken

I have taken math 120-126, math 307, math 308, math 324, and AMATH 301.

Ask me about

Basketball, Music (mostly rap and r&b/soul), Tennis, and Anime

Notable academic failure

When I was in chemistry 142 I did really bad on the second midterm. It was pretty discouraging because it was the first time I received a failing grade on an exam in a long time. I thought I had been studying hard up until that point, but upon receiving the bad grade I did some reflecting and realized I spent way too much time being unproductive. This motivated me to study hard for the final, and I ended up with a grade I was happy with in the end.

Atharva, he/him

Atharva, he/him

Junior, Aeronautics & Astronautics

I'm excited about

Modelling using differential equations, Vector calculus

I've taken

124, 125, 126, 307, 308, 324, PHY 121, PHY 122, PHY 123, CHEM 142

Ask me about

Video games, baking, cooking and hiking

Notable academic failure

In math 324 I did below average in my midterm 1 but after preparing efficiently and effectively for both the second midterm and the final exam I did really well in the class.

Kelly, she/her

Kelly, she/her

Junior, Electrical & Computer Engineering

I'm excited about

Electromagnetism / Special Relativity / Waves

I've taken

Physics 121 / 122 / 123; Math 124 / 125 / 126 / 307 / 308 / 309 / 324 / 394; CHEM 145 / 155 / 165; AA 210; CEE 220; CHEM E 310; CSE 142 / 143; E E 215; M E 230

Ask me about

Playing the piano and the flute / Singing / Dancing / Swimming / Reading / Playing Bridge (Poker Games) / Cooking

Notable academic failure

In the winter quarter of my freshmen year, I did not take advisors’ advice and decided to take three STEM courses together without balancing my workload. I felt very exhausted and sacrificed time for sleep and social life. Because of this experience, I learned to manage my time and plan my schedule more wisely. As I improved my time management skills in Sophomore year, I got to balance my college life much better while still taking three STEM courses in many quarters. I am very happy about the outcome and hope to keep improving myself in the future!

Maxim, he/him

Maxim, he/him

Junior, Electrical Engineering, Physics

I'm excited about

Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Special Relativity

I've taken

Physics 12X, 225, 226, 227, Math 307, 308, EE 215, 233, 235, 271, 331

Ask me about

Breakdance, music, cooking, electronics

Notable academic failure

In my freshman year, I overestimated the amount of classes that I could take while getting adjusted to college life, and had more of a workload than I could handle, which impacted my academic performance. Over the years, I've gotten better at my time management skills and have not faced that issue since.

Irika, she/her

Irika, she/her

Junior, Biochemistry, Biology MCD double major

I've taken

Honors gen chem (CHEM 145/155/165), Honors OChem (CHEM 335/336/337), Honors OChem lab (CHEM 346/347)--[also] currently liking organic chemistry and basic molecular biology; Intro Bio (BIOL 180/200/220), BIOL 355

Ask me about

[For fun, I like to] read, rockclimb/boulder, Taekwondo+Arnis, make coffee, sketch

Notable academic failure

Probably my math 126 final. I did pretty well on the midterms and quizzes which made me overconfident while studying for the final exam. I missed a big question that was almost exactly on the previous year's test. When I saw it while practicing, I thought I knew how to do it and didn't work it all the way through. My math 126 grade was not what I hoped it to be, but it was my first quarter at the UW and I learned to study better even in classes I thought I would be fine in.

Amanda, she/her

Amanda, she/her

Junior, Human Centered Design & Engineering and Psychology

I'm excited about

Personal statements, English 1xx portfolios, and research papers regarding psychology, technology, and/or design.

I've taken

ENGL 121, BIO A 201, CSE 142, PHIL 120, INFO 200, EDUC 251, QMETH 201, DESIGN 166 PSYCH 101, 202, 209, 305, 306, 355; HCDE 210, 322

Ask me about

hiking, photography, painting, watching movies and documentaries, learning about psychological frameworks, abnormal psychology, and user interface design

Notable academic failure

I took CSE 143 assuming the level of difficulty was similar to that of 142's. So, I never listened to the lectures and procrastinated until the last minute for homeworks and the midterm. Unfortunately, by the time I realized I was going to fail the course, no amount of last minute cramming could have saved me from bombing the cumulative final. Although the outcome of the course was unfortunate, I learnt the importance of paying attention to lectures (trust me, it is worth it), planning out my schedule accordingly to allow enough time to prepare for exams and assignments, and treating all courses equally, regardless of the presumed levels of difficulty.
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“Through CLUE I have made new friends. It helped me adapt to college classes by teaching me useful techniques in writing papers and reading effectively.”
“I loved the discussions because they allowed me to think of the topics on a deeper level, and encouraged others to do the same.”
“You believed in me and gave me the extra opportunities I needed to succeed, and I thank you.”
“Shout out to Thao for a great Physics 123 review session last night! It was definitely helped me review the material! Probably the best session I've been to yet! Keep doing you!”
“Shout-out for Ryan Beaty for a great review session for PHYS 322!”
“Jesse was really helpful with teaching Math 307!”
“I had Jesse for the MATH 309 Exam Review Session ... I had a great experience -- Jesse was incredibly clear, helpful, and it was evident that he knew exactly what he was talking about. I felt like he was able to help me understand the necessary concepts that I needed to know in order to do well on my exam this week. He did an amazing job and I would recommend that he do ALL of the future Math Review Sessions. Keep up the amazing work Jesse!”
“Jesse is the best. I am always relieved when I see that he's my tutor for a review session, because I know I'll be in good hands. Honestly. This man should be a professor. He's very thorough and friendly, and even excited. He's great at what he does and always puts on the most helpful review sessions. I'm his biggest fan. He's knows exactly what we're going over in class and really lays it out.”
“Math 307 exam review on 28th April by Jamie Nunez was great. She sure is a good clue tutor :)”
“CLUE excel workshop was really helpful! I never used excel before coming here, and now I feel confident enough to use it for chem 142.”
“All of Chloe's math exam review sessions are super helpful! She's a huge help and has a wonderful attitude!”
“Great program with excellent, accessible resources”
“Because of CLUE, I got a CLUE!”
“I love Jamie and everyone is so helpful!”
“CLUE is AWESOME!! Love the exam review sessions, they should expand that and offer reviews for more classes!”
“Shout out to Katie for helping me with the math 125 midterm papers. You rock!”
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“It's always good to know that there's CLUE I can go to to get help and meet peers who are also struggling”
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“I enjoy the collaborative and open atmosphere and meeting other people who are struggling on similar topics but may have some insight that I don't yet. The tutors are great!”
“CLUE gave me another resource for understanding material.”
“I like that CLUE offers convenient, easy-access tutors that never judge me and help me understand and think through the material”
“Getting valuable writing help was very nice. I was hesitant to go, thinking that students may not be good at editing, but I got 100% on my essay and could not be happier with the help I received from my tutor.”
“The Writing Center does have really fabulous tutors. They know what they're doing.”
“The tutors who work there are incredibly friendly and helpful. I also like that there are enough people who go to CLUE from whom I can discuss classes we have in common and help each other as we get help from tutors together.”
“CLUE is great for getting help with writing. I also appreciate the late hours and it really helps to get one on one help.”
“The tutors really get to know you (if there aren't a lot of students to begin with) and they really care about you. I appreciate how the tutors want us to succeed and will explain things in many different ways as possible for us students to understand.”
“I like being able to receive immediate advice on how to solve difficult problems and also work with other students who are taking the same courses.”
“Scott was extremely helpful. He went out of his way to help us and I am grateful to him eternally.”