The CS Tutoring Center provides peer-to-peer support for computer science students in lower-division courses. See below for details.
The CS Tutoring Center addresses two issues affecting the computer science field: (1) high attrition rates in lower-division computer science courses, and (2) the low percentage of female computer science students. Specifically, the center provides extra support through peer tutoring and workshops for students in lower-division computer science courses.
The services provided by the CS Tutoring Center include:
Additionally, tutors coordinate with professors of lower-division courses to find out what topics students are struggling with, setup special tutoring sessions before exams, and help with in-class lab exercises.
Applications for tutors are solicited in the Spring. Ideally, applicants should have already taken the lower-division computer science courses at the University of San Francisco, and already have experience as a teacher assistant.
A tutoring position with the CS Tutoring Center that pays a higher rate than most teacher assistant positions. Oversight and mentoring is provided by a faculty sponsor.
The CS Tutoring Center was launched in Spring 2013 by Professor David Wolber, thanks to a grant from Craig Conway. The funding provided allows us to attract the best students into tutoring positions by paying a higher rate than most teaching assistantships, and supports various social events and workshops sponsored by the CS Tutoring Center.