This Week at CLUE

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

Summer 2019 Drop-In Tutoring

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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

Sandija

Sandija

Jake

Jake

Graduated Class of 2018, Physiology

I'm excited about

Metabolism, host-pathogen interactions, and nephrons!

I've taken

 Intro series, BIOL 280, 350, 354, 383, 404, 455, 462, 463, BIOC 405, 406, GENOME 361

Ask me about

Soccer, climbing, tabletop, and gardening

Notable academic failure

I definitely understand the mental block that can come with a bad test or project grade. I completely bombed the final for Chem 238, to the point where my success on the two midterms was almost irrelevant. It was tough for me, and I was worried that because I did so poorly on that test, I was doomed to fail the next quarter. Things ended up working out, If you're worried after a recent flop, let me know and we can talk about the best ways to get through it!

Yun

Yun

Crystal

Crystal

Jonathan

Jonathan

Utkarsh

Utkarsh

I'm excited about

Organization, clarifying ideas, finding the perfect word, and changing writing to a joy rather than an obligation

Basazin

Basazin

Junior, Bioengineering

I'm excited about

derivation and differential equation.

I've taken

I have taken Math 124, 125, 126, 307 and 308. I could also tutor general and organic chemistry besides math.

Ask me about

In my free time, I like to play pool and roller skate.

Notable academic failure

When I started classes at UW, I missed up some my classes due to poor time management. All these failures taught me give some time for me and not taking many class to finish school early. I believe in Consistency and hard work.

Amanda

Amanda

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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Contact Us & Accomodations

Looking for accommodations or a quiet space to use CLUE? Contact us at clue@uw.edu

Feedback

What has your experience with CLUE been like? Let us know by filling out our Feedback Form.

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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!”
“fantastic, just great!”
“It's always good to know that there's CLUE I can go to to get help and meet peers who are also struggling”
“Nala is the best FDM partner ever! :)”
“You don't need to be a detective to get a CLUE.”
“If you're staying up until 2, don't rue, visit the CLUE crew.”
“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.”