CLUE is the UW's free, late-night, multi-disciplinary study center.

    We offer drop-in tutoring, discussion sessions led by graduate and senior undergraduate students, and a writing center.

    Tutoring activities are organized by subject, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Languages, Math, Physics, Statistics and more.

    When you want help, put your name on our large whiteboard. A tutor will come to your table and work with you either individually or in a group.

    We also host discussion sessions which correspond to specific UW courses (see below).

    Throughout the quarter and especially at the end of each quarter, we offer exam reviews—these are a great way to prepare for exams & finals. See below

    Need help with your papers? The Writing Center is open from 7pm to midnight every day except Friday and Saturday throughout the regular school year.

    Bring materials associated with the assignment you are working on. This includes your test book, lab manual, lecture notes, old tests, calculator, periodic table chart...

    ...and lots of pens and pencils!

    We hope to see you soon!

    We hope to see you soon!

Tonight @ CLUE

Updates & Cancellations

CLUE is CLOSED for the summer!

Thanks for a great year & have a great summer!

  • Drop-In Tutoring
  • Class Discussions
  • Writing Center
  • Exam Reviews
  • CLUE in the Day
  • CLUE @ the Halls
  • Private Tutoring
Subject Day Time Location
ChemistrySun–Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Chemistry in the HUBTues & Thurs11 am–2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
MathSun–Thu7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Math in the HUBMon & Thurs11 am– 2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
PhysicsSun–Thu7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Physics in the HUBMon & Wed11 am– 2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Physics in McCartyTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pmMcCarty 334
Physics in PoplarTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pmPoplar 107
Writing CenterSun-Thurs7 pm- midnightMGH 141 suite (CUADSS lobby)
BiologyTues7 pm– 10 pmMGH 1st Floor Commons
Computer Science EngineeringMon & Wed7 pm- midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
EconomicsSun, Tues & Wed7 pm– 11:30pmMGH 1st Floor Commons
StatisticsSun & Thurs7:30 pm- midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
ArabicSun & Thurs7 pm– 10 pmMGH 171
ChineseSun & Mon7 pm– 9 pmMGH 171
FrenchSun & Tues7 pm– 10 pmMGH 171
JapaneseMon & Wed7 pm– 9 pmMGH 171
KoreanMon & Wed7 pm- 9 pmMGH 171
SpanishMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmMGH 171

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Course Day Time Location
AES 150Wednesday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 288
AES 151Wednesday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 295
ART 140Tuesday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 284
ASTR 101Sunday, Tuesday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 234
ATM S 103Thursday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 228
ATM S 111Thursday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 254
DESIGN 166Wednesday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 284
ECON 200Thursday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 241
ECON 201Sunday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 251
ESRM 100Thursday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 234
JSIS 201Tuesday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 228
LING 100Thursday8:00-9:30 pmMGH 228
LING 200Monday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 228
PSYCH 101 ASunday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 228
PSYCH 202Wednesday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 228
PSYCH 209Thursday6:30-8:00 pmMGH 242
Subject Day Time Location
Drop-In TutoringSun-Thurs7pm to midnightMGH 141
NEW!! Performing Research at UW Workshop4/23, 5/157:00-8:00 pmMGH 254, 284
Resume/Cover Letter Workshop4/28, 5/207:00-8:00 pmMGH 287
Self-Editing Workshop5/4, 5/196:00-7:00 pmMGH 271
English Portfolio Outcomes Workshop6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 6/55pm-6pm MGH 389, McCarty Hall room "A", Poplar Hall room 106, MGH 389
Course Day Time Location
AH 2036/4, 6/56:30-8:00pmMGH 241
ARCH 1506/46:30-8:00 pmMGH 251
ARCH 1516/56:30-8:00 pmMGH 398
ARCH 3526/46:30-8:00pmMGH 242
CHEM 142 A6/88:00 pmMGH 254
CHEM 152 A&B6/88:00 pmMGH 389
CHEM 162 A&C6/48:00 pmMGH 241
MGH
CHEM 162 B6/58:00 pmMGH 287
CHEM 237 A6/58:00 pmMGH 295
CHEM 238 A6/108:00 pmMGH 254
CHEM 239 A6/58:00 pmMGH 241
CHEM 239 B6/88:00 pmMGH 295
CHEM 453 A6/48:00 pmMGH 287
CHEM 455 A6/38:00 pmMGH 228
CHEM 457 A6/88:00 pmMGH 242
CSE 1426/86:30-8:00PMMGH 295
ECON 2006/36:30-8:00pmMGH 241
ECON 2016/96:30-8:00pmMGH 241
ENVIR 1006/96:30-8:00pmMGH 228
JSIS 2016/106:30 PMMGH 228
LING 1006/98-9:30MGH 234
LING 2006/86:30-8MGH 238
MATH 1206/58:00 pmMGH 389
MATH 1246/65:00-7:00 pmMGH 241
MATH 1256/65:00-7:00pmMGH 389
MATH 1266/67:00-9:00pmMGH 389
MATH 3006/88:00 pmMGH 228
MATH 3076/58:00 pmMGH 238
MATH 3086/88:00 pmMGH 251
MATH 3096/88:00 pmMGH 234
MATH 3246/58:00 pmMGH 234
PHYS 1146/98:00 pmMGH 389
PHYS 1156/48:00 pmMGH 228
PHYS 1166/98:00 pmMGH 238
PHYS 1216/86:30 pmMGH 389
PHYS 1226/58:00 pmMGH 254
PHYS 1236/48:00 pmMGH 254
PHYS 2245/288:00 pmMGH 234
PHYS 2266/108:00 pmMGH 228
PHYS 2276/88:00-9:30MGH 251
PHYS 3216/117:00 pmMGH 228
PHYS 3236/86:30 pmMGH 254
PSYCH 2106/8, 6/96:30-8:00pmMGH 287
Course Day Time Room
Chemistry in the HUBTues & Thurs11 am–2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Math in the HUBMon & Thurs11 am– 2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Physics in the HUBMon & Wed11 am– 2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Course Day Time Room
Physics in McCartyTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pm334
Physics in PoplarTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pm107

If you are interested in private tutoring ,please take the following steps and then contact CLUE at clue@uw.edu. We only offer options for private tutoring for subjects we offer at CLUE. We do not garuntee that there will be an available tutor nor do we manage the schedule or pay rate for private tutoring. We will just send out an inquiry and see if anyone is available to tutor and then we connect you with that tutor and you handle the rest. 

1. If you have not stopped in for drop-in help  or to a Discussion Session for a subject we cover, please do that first and try getting help that way. If you do come in for drop-in or a Discussion Session, find the tutor that helps you the most and just ask them if they would have time and be interested in privately tutoring you. If they can't then take the next steps and email us.

2. We also have exam reviews for some subjects so please check the exam review tab and see if we offer a review for your course before requesting a private tutor. 

3. If after that you would still like a private tutor then we ask that you email clue@uw.edu and state the subject you want help with, the amount of hours/days per week you were thinking, and the location you prefer (if any). Any other details about specific subjects or areas you want help with and age/grade level helps as well. Then we will try to get ahold of tutors and contact you back. We only have access to our tutor staff and no other outside staff. 

Thank you for your interest and support of CLUE!

Below are other department links for lists of tutors that you can look into. You will need to contact the tutor directly or the specific department for questions as this is seperate from CLUE. You can also go to our link of other campus resources to find other centers on campus that tutor. http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/more/campus-resources/

Chemistry:

https://depts.washington.edu/chem/undergrad/mentoring.html

Math:

https://www.math.washington.edu/Undergrad/tutorlists.php

Physics:

https://sharepoint.washington.edu/phys/ugrad/pages/tutor-list.aspx

Econ:

http://depts.washington.edu/ecnboard/eub-tutoring/

  • Who can use CLUE?
  • Is CLUE free?
  • Where is CLUE located?
  • What are CLUE's hours?
  • What are Class Discussions?
  • What is Drop-In Tutoring?
  • What is the CLUE Writing Center?
  • Does CLUE or the Writing Center make appointments?
  • What should I bring when I visit CLUE?
  • When should I start going to CLUE?
  • What are Exam Review Sessions?
  • Who are the CLUE Instructors?
  • How do I apply to be a CLUE Instructor?
  • What are CLUE's goals?
  • What other learning resources are available on campus?

We invite all UW undergraduate students to take advantage of CLUE's resources.

Yes, CLUE is a free service for all UW undergraduates. Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee support our program.

We are primarily located in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Commons (our office is MGH 161B in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, and Student Success). We also host activities in the HUB and in the residence halls.

Unless specified differently above, Evening Discussion and Review Sessions are held Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8pm or 8 to 9:30 pm throughout Mary Gates Hall. Drop-in Tutoring for Chemistry, Math, Physics and the Writing Center are held from 7pm to midnight. Drop-in for other areas of study are also available. Please see the schedule above for more information.

Class Discussions provide an opportunity to delve more deeply into coursework by actively studying, reviewing, and discussing course topics and issues with your peers in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the traditional classroom. Click on the Discussion Sesssions tab above to see this quarter's schedule.

CLUE's drop-in tutoring service helps students explore course concepts and problems. In collaboration with CLUE Instructors, students uncover answers in one-on-one and small group settings. Please see the Drop-In Tutoring tab above to review this quarter's schedule. Tutoring takes place in the Mary Gates Hall First Floor Commons and students are invited to come and go as they please.

The CLUE Writing Center is an interdisciplinary, drop-in writing center open to all undergraduates. You can visit our Writing Center page to learn more about this program.

No—all help is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To make the best use of your time at CLUE, you should bring any relevant materials to the assignment(s) you are working on. This includes your textbook and lab manual, lecture notes, old tests, calculator, periodic table chart, and lots of pencils. Students visiting CLUE's Writing Center should be sure to bring the assignment prompt, readings for the assignment, and any previous drafts of the paper. All students should have in mind any specific questions they wish to ask of the Instructors. CLUE provides plenty of scratch paper and has copies of most introductory course textbooks you can borrow on a short-term basis. If you plan to work for an extended period, please be sure to have plenty of water with you and maybe a snack.

We are most interested in helping students deepen their knowledge throughout the quarter (as opposed to right before an exam). However, we do realize students have busy schedules and encourage them to attend CLUE whenever possible.

Exam reviews are different from Drop-In Tutoring and Discussion Sessions. Exam Reviews cover course material and strategies for specific tests. CLUE does not recommend that undergraduates "cram" the night before an exam—learning is a process best accomplished over time. Please utilize your time effectively throughout the quarter and then come to our exam review session prepared. This is a free service to all UW undergraduates—visit the Exam Review Sessions tab above for this quarter's schedule.

CLUE Instructors are current and former graduate and experienced undergraduate students. These individuals often come to CLUE through recommendations from professors, teaching assistants, or peers. All CLUE Instructors maintain high grade point averages and have done exceptionally well in their areas of study. Our staff work part-time and many also tutor in other capacities on campus or privately. Their goal is not to simply provide answers. CLUE Instructors help students explore questions—and uncover answers collaboratively.

We're glad you are interested in helping other students. Please visit our Work With Us page to learn about the qualifications and how to apply to be a CLUE Instructor.

The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (or CLUE) strives to further UW's mission to facilitate learning in small, comfortable environments. We have outlined our program's expectations and desired outcomes on our Mission page.

Please visit our Campus Resources page for links to other available UW resources.