Academic Support Programs

Welcome to CLUE

Available to all Seattle campus undergraduates, the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) is the largest free tutoring program at the UW. We provide tutoring for Math, Chemistry, Physics, Writing, Biology, Economics, Statistics, and Computer Science & Engineering. 

CLUE tutoring is more than a resource you can access when you're struggling in a class; it's a welcoming, inclusive space for students to connect, ask questions about various subjects, prepare for exams, and have support on homework. We know that the virtual space doesn't always feel supportive and it can be tough to want to engage online. But our peer tutors make tutoring fun with various tools to help you feel supported, all while having their zoom cameras on so you know exactly who you are working with.

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Due to COVID-19, CLUE will be operating entirely virtually for the summer 2021 quarter.

CLUE provides a space for all students to be included, challenged, and supported in their educational journey. We expect that tutors and students alike enter into this space with respect for one another and treat others with kindness.

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Drop-In Virtual Tutoring

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See below for hours.

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Schedule an Appointment

Available now for Writing, Physics, Chemistry, and Math! To schedule an appointment, please login using your UW netID/ email credentials.

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Discussion Sessions & Exam Reviews

These include courses outside of our main subject areas. Check to see if your course is listed! More will be added throughout the quarter.

Hours

Welcome back, Huskies!

For the Summer 2021 quarter, we will be offering tutoring by appointment only in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Econ, Bio, CSE, Stats and Writing.


Check back for information about our drop in tutoring for Fall quarter in September!

CLUE Calendar

Updates & Cancellations

Have a great Summer Huskies!

CLUE will open for virtual tutoring by appointment on June 21st, 2021. We look forward to seeing you then! Select the "Schedule an Appointment" button above to make an appointment with our tutors.

 

 

Subjects

Biology

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Chemistry

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Computer Science

Economics

Math

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Physics

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Statistics

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Writing Center

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Frequently Asked Questions

CLUE uses the Zoom platform for video conferencing and Google Docs or GoBoard to collaborate virtually. You must be logged in with your UW NetID and password to access CLUE. 

  1. When CLUE is open, log into CLUE using the virtual check-in system and you will be placed in a queue. 
  2. In the queue, you will be prompted to let us know what class you would like support with, if you want to see a particular tutor, and if you would like to opt-in for text message notifications. 
  3. Then you will see an estimated wait time to meet with a tutor. You will also be able to see where you are in line. 
  4. When a tutor is ready to meet you, you will get a notification with a Zoom link on that main queue page. Go ahead and access that link within five minutes of receiving it and you will be seen by a tutor.
  5. Please be sure that the name you use in Zoom is the name you enter in the queue check-in. This will help your tutor know they are meeting with the right student.
  6. If you have questions or concerns, use the General Questions queue and you will be directed to our Front Desk Managers who are ready and able to help!
  7. For all other questions, email us at clue@uw.edu.

Drop-in tutoring is offered for all our subjects (Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Writing) Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Drop-in tutoring is first-come, first-serve. You may wait five minutes or more depending on the availability of our tutors and how many students are waiting for help.

Appointment tutoring ensures that you meet with a tutor at a time you signed up for. There is no waiting time and you are guaranteed thirty minutes of one-on-one tutoring. We are currently only offering appointments for Physics and Writing from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. 

Both options provide one-on-one tutoring for personalized support.

A personal computer or tablet with internet access and sound is necessary to access CLUE.

  • If you do not have access to a laptop/tablet, please go to UW's Student Technology Loan Program website to request technology. Supplies are limited. 
  • Make sure you have the most current version of Zoom downloaded on your device. Once you log into your Zoom account, please go to zoom.us/download to download the latest version. If you have any issues with Zoom, you can get support from UWIT.

If you have any questions about accessing CLUE, please email us at clue@uw.edu.

If you would like help with an academic subject but need more time than is available via drop-in tutoring, consider getting a private tutor. We can send out an inquiry and see if anyone is available and then connect you with that tutor.
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Meet Our Tutors

Sandija, She/Her

Sandija, She/Her

Senior, Biochemistry, minor in Chemistry

I'm excited about

Latvian folk dance, making stickers, bullet journaling, rollerskating, painting, and lighting candles

I've taken

CHEM 145-165, CHEM 237-239, CHEM 241-242, BIOC 450,451,442

Ask me about

Quantum, organic chemistry, biochemistry

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.

Rishabh, Computer Science Engineering Tutor, he/him

Rishabh, Computer Science Engineering Tutor, he/him

Junior, Computer Science

I'm excited about

I love logical reasoning. Computer programming enables me to use logical reasoning to design and build solutions that have varied applications.

Aaron, he/him

Aaron, he/him

Junior, Computer Engineering

I'm excited about

Quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, energy & sustainability

I've taken

PHYS 121, 122, 123, currently taking PHYS 225

Ask me about

When outdoors, I like running, hiking, biking, and fishing. When I’m inside, I enjoy cooking and playing video games!

Notable academic failure

For a technical writing class I took, the final assignment was a group project. It was difficult to collaborate on a written paper, so my group did the bare minimum without meeting or discussing much. We ended up getting a low score, and I have since learned to be proactive about organization and planning, especially when working with others.

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!!

Katelyn, she/her

Katelyn, she/her

Senior, Education, Communities, and Organizations

I'm excited about

I’m excited about learning intersectionality and social justice in our society and specifically education. I am also excited about interacting with other students while discussing topics related to English.

Gianluca (Lead), he/him

Gianluca (Lead), he/him

5th year, Mathematics, minor in AMATH

I'm excited about

Manifolds, they are beyond POGGERS. Probably some of the coolest things in math, and I will not stop talking about them if asked.

I've taken

Math: 134/5/6, 334/5/6, 394, 402/3/4, 424/5/6, 441/2/3, 480 (Fourier Analysis), 544/5. I can also help with: AMATH

Ask me about

Hike, play video games, wipe endlessly on mythic bosses, watch anime, eat out, and hang out with friends. Pop off and talk about math.

Notable academic failure

During Math 335, I started to not take the class as serious as I had been, and started being really lazy when it came to studying for that class. In the end, during the second midterm it really showed, to myself especially, that I truly had no understanding of what I was learning. I don't mean the you're-reading-the-textbook-and-you-have-no-clue-what-it-means-and-you-somehow-understand-it-later thing. I mean, I legit had no clue what was that material. That catastrophe stuck with me, and I ended up pulling my act together, not in time for the end of 335, but definitely for Math 336, and I performed better and I understood more.

Hannah (Lead), she/her

Hannah (Lead), she/her

Senior, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Linguistics

I'm excited about

Learning about the science of language and all of the physiological and psychological components of speech

I've taken

EDSPE 304 & 415, CSE 142 & 143, ASL 101, 102, & 103, ENGL 111 & 200, LING 450 & 461

Ask me about

As a native Ohioan, I love to take advantage of all the PNW has to offer, including hiking, skiing, and trail running. I also have three dogs and a cat back at home so I love animals of all shapes and sizes! Speech-language pathology, literacy, education Hiking, biking, reading, writing poetry, baking

Notable academic failure

My freshman year, I took pretty much all of the 'weed-out' classes at once. At first, I was convinced I would be pre-med, but struggled in general chemistry. Then, I thought I was going to be a CS major and felt intense imposter syndrome in my classes. I had to work so hard to keep up because many of my classmates had years of experience over me. I was embarrassed to ask for help because I always seemed to ask the wrong questions. While I ultimately ended up choosing a different path, I know how isolating and challenging education can feel, and my goal is to offer support so that no one has to go through the process alone.

Josh, he/his

Josh, he/his

Second Year Graduate Student, MA in Southeast Asian Studies, Jackson School of International Studies

I'm excited about

I'm excited about being able to help students get the assistance they need, making sure everybody feels comfortable and welcomed in a space dedicated to creative and intellectual expression. Seeing students come back over the course of an academic year and seeing the way their questions change is something I really enjoy as well--watching that transition from somewhat basic to more complex and insightful questions from students and really seeing their academic trajectory through what I can. I enjoy being Extremely Online™ in my time not working, in class, or studying. I've spent hundreds (if not thousands!) of hours playing some of my favorite video games, watching Korean dramas, listening to and discovering new music, and reading for leisure. Despite having spent so much time doing that, I also prefer walking or biking to wherever I can instead of driving: when I was in undergrad at NYU, I didn't have access to a car, but mostly got around New York City by walking or taking the subway. Not that having access to a car would have mattered anyway, because I've never learned how to drive!

While we are virtual right now, you can watch this video to get a sense of what CLUE is like in person.

Contact Us

Do you have questions? Are you looking for accommodations or a quiet space to use CLUE? Email us at clue@uw.edu

Feedback

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