This Week at CLUE

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

Xin Ray (Lead), she/her

Xin Ray (Lead), she/her

Senior, Biochemistry

I'm excited about

Organic Synthesis, Mechanisms

I've taken

CHEM 143, 153, 237-239, 241, 242, BIOC 440-442, BIO 180-220; MATH 142-162 GEN 361

Ask me about

Badminton, Manga/Anime, Singing, Movies

Notable academic failure

The second midterm in Physics 121… I scored really badly on both of the two 20-mark questions, and my score was way below the class average. I was so frustrated and disappointed at myself, not only because I did badly, but also because I didn't put in the effort simply because I believed Physics was hard to learn. Later that quarter, I changed my attitude towards Physics, and studied smart (and hard), and did much better in my overall GPA.

Sky, Econ Tutor, He/him

Sky, Econ Tutor, He/him

Graduate, Economics

I'm excited about

Political Economy

I've taken

Applied Micro, Econometrics, many others

Ask me about

Reading, language learning, traveling

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.

Jonah, he/him

Jonah, he/him

Junior, Math and Physics

I'm excited about

The Lagrangian, conservation laws

I've taken

Intro series (12X); thermodynamics (224); intro to quantum (225); particles and symmetries (226); classical mechanics (329); electric circuits (334); quantum I (324). The following math classes: honors calculus (13X); intro to proofs (300); linear analysis (309); advanced multivariable calculus (324); intro to real analysis (327).

Ask me about

For fun I like to: run distance, play tabletop games, attend way too many concerts, argue about books.

Notable academic failure

I took MATH 13X my freshman year, which is like the deluxe version of intro calculus, except by deluxe I mean that the entire class was proofs and the extra toppings make you scream. I should say me, because I personally made very negative decisions in that class. I left the homework to the last day in that class every week, and as a result, I can say without exaggeration that every single Wednesday of that academic year, I went to bed at 3 a.m. at the earliest. Once we hit matrices in that class, I think my spirit left my body for want of sleep and I drooled my way into the worst math grade I have gotten in college. The moral of the story is that planning smart helps you be smart in college.

Kristina, She/Her

Kristina, She/Her

Sophomore, Math, Minor in Statistics and Climate

I'm excited about

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Mathematical Reasoning. Love problem solving!

I've taken

Math 126, 300, 307, 308, 324 , STAT 311, 302  

Ask me about

Music, Basketball, Movies, Travelling, and Cats!

Notable academic failure

At the beginning of the first quarter of my freshman year, I thought I would be working solely and completely on Math and not putting any attention on other classes, because I am so passionate in Math. However, in my Atmospheric Class, I get really into this subject of climate and global warming, which I ended up doing as a minor. Even though I did not fail the classes from subjects that are not Math, but life did teach me that I should open my heart to accept things that I am not familiar with and step out of my comfort zone.

Tim, he/him

Tim, he/him

Junior, Mathematics

I'm excited about

I’m excited about pretty much anything to do with math

I've taken

Math 124,125, 126, 300, 307, 308, 309, 324, AMath 301, 352, 383

Ask me about

Numberphile/Standupmaths videos and all things German

Notable academic failure

While taking Physics 121 I had spent the week before the final staying up super late studying, to the point where I couldn’t have gotten a good night’s sleep before the final even if I wanted to. I was so stressed out that I ended up sleeping through the first half of the test. I still did well in the class, but I never wanted to go through that experience again so I made sure after that to always prioritize sleep over last minute studying--I also learned to set at least 3 alarms before a final!!

Matt, he/him

Matt, he/him

Graduated, Math

I'm excited about

Abstract Algebra, but I enjoy going full nerd on anything from unit conversion to Laplace transforms.

I've taken

Almost every math course! I can help with ACCT 215/225 and ECON 200/300. I can occasionally help with first year Physics as well.

Ask me about

Food

Notable academic failure

I consider my greatest failure as not going to graduate school. I would like to have learned more computer science; that gap in understanding pursues me in my professional career.

Vicente (Lead), he/him

Vicente (Lead), he/him

Senior, Statistics; Education, Learning, & Societies (ELS) Minor; Math Minor

I'm excited about

Calculus, Real Analysis, Fun Applications of math

I've taken

Math 125, 126, 300, 307, 308, 309, 324, 327, 328, 402, 420, 444, 445; Stats 311, 340, 341, 342

Ask me about

Music (any genre but especially Pop, R&B, Latin Pop), TV shows & Movies, & Running

Notable academic failure

I failed an in-major CS class that I petitioned into my first quarter sophomore year. At the time I really didn't know why I was taking it mostly because other people told me to. After this quarter I really spent a lot of time trying to find what actually inspires me (although I'm still looking) and took classes in many different fields. I had a lot of fun and found out I want to work in education and that's also what brought me to the CLUE team.
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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.”