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, 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. 

Weekly schedule:

Sunday: Math, Chem, Physics, Writing, Biology

Monday: Math, Chem, Physics, Writing, CSE, Econ

Tuesday: Math, Chem, Physics, Writing, Stats

Wednesday: Math, Chem, Physics, Writing, CSE, Econ

Thursday: Math, Chem, Physics, Writing, Biology, Stats

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Welcome back, Huskies! As per the President's directive, CLUE will be operating virtually for the moment. We plan to resume in person and hybrid services on  February 7th, 2022.

CLUE is operating in person and virtually for Winter quarter 2022. We will be following the guidelines UW has for COVID-19, and will update our website if anything changes. 

 

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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In-person Drop-in Tutoring

We will not have in person tutoring for the first month of the quarter. We plan to resume in person tutoring on February 7th, 2022. Check out our virtual queue instead!

Bring your Husky card to Mary Gates Hall Commons to check in at the front desk. Husky card access is needed to get into the building. 

Thank you for your patience with our staff as we operate in multiple modalities to support all students! Wait times may be longer than before but we will do our best to meet with all students. 

As per UW policy, all students and CLUE staff will be required to wear masks while in Mary Gates Hall. If the wait time is long, we have virtual tutors available to help as well!

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Virtual Drop-in Tutoring

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Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Available for Writing, Physics, and Math. 

We are still finalizing our schedule so we will be adding additional subjects for scheduled appointments soon.

You are welcome to schedule appointments in advance but we ask that you only make 2 appointments per day, per subject. Once you make an appointment through Microsoft Bookings, you will receive an email confirmation with the appropriate Zoom links to meet with your tutor.

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Discussion Sessions & Exam Reviews

Discussion sessions and exam reviews are open! Click here to see the calendar of CLUE events. To attend these sessions, go to the calendar, click on the event you want to attend, join the event, and a zoom link will be provided to you.

If the event says "This event is currently closed", that simply means we haven't opened the zoom room yet, so check back closer to the start time of the event! We will open events 15-30 minutes prior to the start time.

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, Updates & Cancellations

Welcome back, Huskies! CLUE is open! 

As per the President's directive, CLUE will be operating virtually, at the moment, Sunday - Thursday from 7-11pm. We plan to resume in person and hybrid services on February 7th, 2022.

 

 

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. 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 cameras on so you know exactly who you are working with.

  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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Subjects

Biology

Sun. Thurs.

Chemistry

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs.

Computer Science

Mon. Wed.

Economics

Math

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs.

Physics

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs.

Statistics

Tues. Thurs.

Writing Center

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs.

Meet Our Tutors

Lukas, he/him

Lukas, he/him

Junior, Chemistry (ACS Certified)

I'm excited about

Physical Chemistry: thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and electrochemistry.

I've taken

CHEM 145,155,165,335,336,337,346,347,452,455, and 457 (I'm proficient in honors gen- and ochem series, in addition to the pchem series for Chem majors) MATH 307, 308 (I can help with differential equations and linear algebra)

Ask me about

Making music (jazz), working out, traveling, cooking, city exploring.

Notable academic failure

My grade from intro biology series is not one of the things I'm proud of. I have experimented different studying strategies for the three intro bio classes respectively. However, the outcome reflected by the exams was less than satisfactory.

Heather, Statistics Tutor, she/hers

Heather, Statistics Tutor, she/hers

Masters, Statistics

I'm excited about

Attempting to summit Mt Rainier next year!

I've taken

STATS 311, PHRMCY 514 (biomedical stats), CHEM E 436/437 (Stats for chemical engineers) I can also help with: All things chemistry!

Notable academic failure

An event that I considered an academic failure was when I first transferred from community college to undergrad. I was not doing so well in my classes like I was before due to the major changes in environment and classroom teaching styles. My grades plummeted, but I studied even harder. After I got into the groove of things and into my major of choice, Chem E, I started to become a better student academically and socially.

Aaron (Lead), he/him

Aaron (Lead), he/him

Senior, Computer Engineering

I'm excited about

Quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, energy & sustainability

I've taken

PHYS 121, 122, 123, 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.

Mark, he/him

Mark, he/him

Senior, Statistics and Economics

I'm excited about

Applications of theoretical fields to real-world situations

I've taken

MATH: 12x, 30x, 324, 402-403 STAT: 302, 311, 34x

Ask me about

Music, Reading, Hiking

Notable academic failure

In Spring 2021, I took ECON 301 (Intermediate Macroeconomics). While the course built on material I had seen previously, much of the material referenced were topics I had not reviewed for many years. This, and the fact that this had been my fifth quarter online led to a feeling of burnout and exhaustion which caused me not to put the same amount of effort in the class that would have been up to my usual standard. Too quickly, I brushed this off as not enjoying or needing to understand the material, but as I was nearing the end of the quarter and worried about whether or not, I would pass the class. I spent time reflection on my actions and attitude and realized that even though the class was challenging, I would have been in a less stressful situation at the end of the quarter if I had been more proactive about my learning at the beginning of the quarter. Going forward, I will be cognizant of my attitude to make sure I am setting myself up best for success.

Annie, she/her

Annie, she/her

Sophomore, English

I'm excited about

I'm excited about organizing, sequencing, and constructing ideas in an argument! I also love creative writing and seeing what kinds of rad metaphors and slick words people produce, especially in poetry!

Seulchan, he/him

Seulchan, he/him

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.

Stephanie, she/her

Stephanie, she/her

Sophomore, Psychology

I'm excited about

I'm excited about helping other students solidify writing skills that apply to all majors!

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

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