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This Week at CLUE

Available for all UW undergraduates, the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Education (CLUE) is the UW's largest free tutoring program.

Due to COVID-19, all tutoring for Summer Quarter 2020 will be done remotely. Tutors use Zoom and GoBoard to interact with students virtually. Starting on June 22nd, CLUE is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST). 

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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.

Sandija, She/Her

Sandija, She/Her

Junior, Biochemistry

I'm excited about

Latvian folk dance, painting, embroidering, bullet journaling, lighting candles

I've taken

CHEM 145-165, CHEM 237-239, CHEM 241-242, BIOL 200, GENOME 361

Ask me about

Organic and Nuclear Chemistry

Notable academic failure

I scored below the curve on the first 2 midterms of MATH126 because I was focusing too much on my other classes. For the final, I put in extra effort into planning my time better and restudied earlier midterm material, resulting in a high enough grade to pull my GPA out of the swamp.

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!!

Sacha, she/her

Sacha, she/her

Junior, Neuroscience

I'm excited about

I, like most of us, am fascinated with how our brain, and our nervous system in general, allows us to experience the world in a uniquely human way. I am excited to learn about the biological and physiological mechanisms that underlie learning, memory, emotion, and behavior.

I've taken

I have taken ENGL 182, and numerous writing based classes through the UW Honors Program with various interdisciplinary focuses. Outside of writing and English courses, I have taken the General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Introductory Biology series, along with MATH 124 and 125, so feel free to ask me about a variety of classes.

Ask me about

I love playing and listening to music, dancing, hiking, reading, watching films, and working towards perfecting the art of making a good cup of coffee.

Notable academic failure

I came into college thinking that I had to confidently and unwaveringly know what I wanted to study and what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. With this mindset, I restricted myself from pursuing passions outside of my pre-health track during my freshman year. At the start of my sophomore year, I realized that I needed to pop the little bubble I had created around myself. I joined clubs, returned to the extracurricular activities that I loved, and took interdisciplinary classes that broadened my knowledge in various fields. My biggest regret is not doing this sooner, but I’m glad that I have allowed myself to pursue a variety of interests that have left me feeling much more fulfilled.

Luke, he/him

Luke, he/him

Junior, Comprehensive Physics and Astronomy

I'm excited about

quantum mechanics, astrophysics, and cosmology

I've taken

Intro Physics series 12x, Physics 224, Physics 225, Physics 227, Physics 228, Physics 321, Astronomy 300, Astronomy 322, Astronomy 323, Intro Math series 12x, Math 307, Math 308

Ask me about

I love camping in dense forests and hiking along streams, besides astronomy, math, and physics I'm fascinated by evolutionary psychology and nearly all topics of history.

Notable academic failure

One academic failure that I've faced at UW was my Math 124 grade, I got 2.5 and was devastated because it's a subject I love, I worked harder and learned from my mistakes which allowed me to improve my grade each Math class I took from there on.

Cory, he/him

Cory, he/him

Junior, Physics

I'm excited about

Mathematical physics, electrostatics, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics.

I've taken

121, 122, and 123, the calc series, Math 307, 308, and possibly 300.     

Ask me about

I enjoy singing, dancing, playing music, video games, reading, math, and hiking.

Notable academic failure

I completely forgot about the comparison test for convergence/divergence testing during my very first Phys227 quiz and I ended up doing practice problems for a few hours that night.

Katarina, she/her

Katarina, she/her

Junior, Psychology

I'm excited about

I’m excited about helping people find their confidence in writing!

I've taken

I’ve taken several English, Sociology, Psychology and Sphsc writing classes

Ask me about

Ask me about my cats!

Notable academic failure

I finished a class with NS due to poor time management skills, but I am now able to balance my academics while working two jobs
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