Academic Support Programs

The CLUE Team

Terra Hoy

Front Desk Manager

I am a queer transwoman of color, passionate about feminism. I want to continue develop a holistic, realistic vision of public health and help fill in gaps within the health-care support for queer and transgender folks, as well as other underprivileged populations. I also have a passion for learning about contemporary issues with minority groups like people of color, gender and sex minorities, those physically/mentally challenged, and those socially displaced to name a few. I care a lot about intersectionality, and thus acknowledge that queer and transgender inequalities are issues not often isolated. I am proud to say that my career pathway will help me become a leader, pushing for equality and hopefully equity. For me, this starts at CLUE.

While I myself am not a tutor, I as one of the front desk managers work with other leads and directors in order to facilitate an environment which promotes education and learning at independent and social levels. My partner Nala and I assist in coordinating these teaching grounds to contribute to the academic success of other students, thus improving social mobility for undergraduate students. The role of education is powerful in that it closes the gaps in inequality. To me, CLUE is thus a pipeline towards equality and I am honored to be in the presence of my peers and other students.

Oh, and I also really like Pokémon. 

Nala Williams

Front Desk Manager

I'm a Front Desk Queen, stationery enthusiast, and future cat lady. At the UW, I study Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. My academic passions include ethical archeology, learning languages, and making academia accessible to marginalized communities and in non-academic spaces, and stressing about school. Traveling, reading, blogging, scrapbooking, and Netflix are some of my hobbies.

As a Front Desk Manager of CLUE, my goal is to create a space where students feel comfortable to ask questions, feel more confident in their studies, and have a relaxed environment conducive to learning. Feel free to ask me about studying abroad, double majoring, learning Arabic, and the UW Interdisciplinary Honors Program!

Caitlin Lowe

Lead Writing Center Tutor

Hi there! My name is Caitlin Lowe, I'm a Graduate student in UW's English Department. I did my undergrad at UC Berkeley, and I am new to Seattle this year. So far, I am loving all the rain, trees, and Seahawks fans in this city. As a graduate student, I am interested in examining authorial voice in popular English Renaissance pamphlets by late 1590s/early 1600s writers such as Greene, Nash, Dekker, and Deloney . I am involved in the Textual Studies program here and want to learn more about how I can use digital humanities to conduct research. 

But even more than doing research and reading old dusty books, I love teaching and tutoring. That's why I'm so excited to be CLUE's Writing Center Lead and work with a team of tutors who love it just as much as I do. So if you're struggling with a paper, getting a head start on brainstorming your next one, or just want to develop your writing skills, come see us at Mary Gates Hall, and we'll help you get excited about writing. 

Jesse Ashworth

Lead Math Tutor

Hey fellow Huskies!  My name is Jesse and I'm the lead math tutor for CLUE.  I'm an undergrad, double majoring in math and physics and minoring in chemistry.  I'm one of those nerdy guys who wonders exactly how the universe works, and I aspire to study mathematical and theoretical physics to help find some answers and share them with the world.  If you're at all into that sort of thing, or anything related to math, physics, and/or research, I'd be happy to chat with you about it!

One of the things I love about math tutoring is witnessing first-hand the light bulb going off in a student's head when he or she comes to a clearer understanding of a concept.  Math can be very challenging, but I think that the challenges involved can be overcome with dedication and a positive mindset.  If you think you can get better at math and you apply yourself and seek help when you need it, you WILL get better, and perhaps come to enjoy math more as a result!  CLUE is an awesome resource to help you with this process; when I'm not tutoring, I go to CLUE to study and get tutored myself!

Outside of school and tutoring, I love to watch anime, read manga, surf the internet, and bury myself in a good fantasy/sci-fi book.  I'm a huge Pokémon fanatic and have been since I was little, so I'm always excited to meet other Pokémon fans!

Albert Nguyen

Lead Chemistry Tutor

This is Albert, a recent graduate from the University of Washington's Bioengineering program. He began working at CLUE during fall quarter of his Junior year and this will be his third year working as a Chem tutor. He loves working here as he gets to actively mold the untempered minds of uninitiated undergraduates but gets really annoyed when he has to write about himself in the third person.

Albert enjoys swimming, hiking, climbing, and occasionally humming the battle theme to Gundam Wing in his spare time. Obviously he is a very physically active individual and thus he is currently training for a Netflix marathon. It is his goal to become a project manager at a big biotech company when he grows up. Feel free to bring him your questions regarding chemistry, bioengineering, or life.

(Several years ago he discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down.)

Kevin Cutler

Lead Physics Tutor

I am the lead physics tutor at CLUE and I love every minute of it. Physics and mathematics consume most of my life, and teaching these subjects is something for which I have great passion. I plan to do continue this work as a graduate student and, inevitably, as a professor and researcher in physics. 

The little free time that I have is spent painting, sculpting, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. Come visit CLUE's math team to play with some quadric surfaces that I made! Physical representations of mathematical abstractions delight me more than almost anything else, which is likely why I enjoy physics to the extent that I do. The only more rewarding activity is helping someone else understand those concepts!

Picture coming soon.

Chemistry

Albert

Major: Bioengineering and Biochemistry
Year: 2016
I'm excited about: Acids/Bases, Thermodynamics, Carbonyl Chemistry, Stereochemistry
I've taken:

142, 152, 162, 237-239, 241-242, 312, 452, 453, Bioc 405-406

Ask me about: Star Wars, Anime, Plastic Models, Gundam, Hiking, Climbing, Swimming, Firefly, Cooking

Anton

Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Thermodynamics, solar cell chemistry, organic synthesis
I've taken:

Chem 142/152/162, 237/238

Ask me about: Backpacking, guitar, basketball

Cynthis

Major: Microbiology
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Organic Chemistry
I've taken:

Chem 142/152/162/237/238/239

Ask me about: Hiking, Swimming

Jen

Major: Biochemistry
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Organic Chemistry
I've taken:

General chem, ochem, biochem

Ask me about: Research, running, exploring the PNW

Josh

Major: Biology: Cellular And Molecular Development
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Synthesis with Organic Chemistry
I've taken:

142,152,162,237,238,239,241,242

Ask me about: Diving, tennis, Researching with Group Health Institute in Seattle, focusing on reducing county wide obesity.

Julia

Major: Biochemistry and MCD Biology
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Organic chemistry, applications of biochemistry to medicine
I've taken:

145-165, 335-337, 241, 242

Ask me about: Singing in choirs, biomedical research, hiking, and yoga.

Owen

Major: Biochemistry and Philosophy
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Organic chemistry; spectroscopy
I've taken:

237-9, 241-2, 312, 455

Ask me about: Film; basketball; gaming

Sriram

Major: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Organic Chemistry
I've taken:

142, 152, 162, 237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 312, 317, 455, 456

Ask me about: Basketball and movies

Fab Four

Comi

Major: Neurobiology
Year: Graduated 2016
I'm excited about: The brain, physiology, and the central dogma of biology
I've taken:

180, 200, 220; NBIO 301-404; 405, 406

Ask me about: Soccer, poetry, hip hop and conversation

Jason

Major: Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Low level programming
I've taken:

142, 143, 311, 331

Ask me about: Longboarding

Abby

Major: Statistics
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Ecological modeling
I've taken:

I’ve taken: probability, statistical inference, applied regression, resampling inference, and statistical computing.

Ask me about: Podcasts, puzzles, fish, and hiking

Sky

Major: Economics
Year: Master's Student
I'm excited about: Developmental econ
I've taken:

Graduate level macroeconomics, microeconomics, and others

Ask me about: Language learning and travel

Languages

Fawziah

Major: Near Eastern Languages and Civilization/Arabic Language
Year: 2012
I'm excited about: Grammar, writing, and all other matters that are related to the Arabic Language
I've taken:

All Arabic and Near eastern classes that are related to the Language and Islamic Civilization, and one year of Teaching Methodology (How to teach Arabic Language to whom Arabic is a second language for them). Additionally, I am a native Arabic speaker.

Ask me about: Accountancy, and I am trying to get a master’s degree in this subject.

Hannah

Major: ACMS & Linguistics, Philosophy minor
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Sentence structure, sound system, grammatical categories, and word formation
I've taken:

Korean Literature and Ling 200, 442, 450, 451, 461, 462, 472, 480, 579, and 580

 

Ask me about: Hiking, music, Korean conversational phrases, formal semantics, logic, and programming languages

Mark

Major: Mathematics, minor in applied math
Year: Senior 2017
I'm excited about: Chinese history and culture.
I've taken:

A linguistics class.

 

Ask me about: Playing basketball and swimming.

Moeka

Major: Public Health
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Everything!
I've taken:

Native Speaker

Ask me about: Japanese Calligraphy

Monica

Major: Anthropology & Spanish
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Brainstorming essay topics, teaching new tenses
I've taken:

100-300 levels

Ask me about: Activism, graphic design, eating, & ultimate frisbee

Shelomo

Major: Neurobiology
Year: 2012
I'm excited about: Helping student become self-reliant learners while helping them cultivate a passion for the subject
I've taken:

201

Ask me about: Travelling, friends, meditation, sports, reading

Tayler

Major: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
Year: 2015
I'm excited about: Grammar and pronunciation
I've taken:

103, 201-203, 301-303, 321-323, 395

Ask me about: Video Games

Tiana

Major: French, Chinese
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Translation, Idiomatic expressions, cultural differences
I've taken:

All French language courses and a few French/Francophone culture classes

Ask me about: Horseback riding, foreign languages, photography, drawing, crafting

Tom

Major: International Studies
Year: 2018
I'm excited about: Global Issues, Different Cultures
I've taken:

Eng 131

Ask me about: Tennis, Badminton, Traveling

Math

Ben

Major: Mathematics
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Geometry
I've taken:

12X, 300, 301, 307-309, 324, 327,328,394, 402-404, 424-426, 441-443, 480 (SP 2015)

Ask me about: My senior thesis, "Applications of Projective Varieties and Riemann-Roch in the Construction of Elliptic Curves".

Cindy

Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Calculus, Differential Equations
I've taken:

Statistical inference; applied regression; basic probabilities 

Ask me about: Traveling, workout

Jake

Major: Math and Computer Science
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus
I've taken:

124-5-6, 307-8-9, 324, 327-8, 394-5, 402-3-4, 424-5-6, 427

Ask me about: Listening to podcasts, reading, running

Jasmine F

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Matrix algebra, Laplace Transforms
I've taken:

124/5/6, 307,308

Ask me about: Genetic engineering, ethics in research, hiking, environmental conservation

Jasmine H

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Sophomore
I'm excited about: Integration, applications to physical sciences,
I've taken:

125, 126, 307, 308, AMATH 301

Ask me about: Volunteering at the hospital, listening to music, cooking food

Jesse

Major: Physics / Math
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Real analysis, mathematical reasoning, linear analysis, differential equations, vector calculus
I've taken:

12X, 307, 308, 309, 324, 380 (Advanced Multivariable Calculus II), 300, 327, 328, 394, 402, 403, 404

Ask me about: Pokémon, anime and manga, theoretical physics, undergrad research

Jessica

Major: Physics
Year: Senior/4th Year
I'm excited about: Thermodynamics and mechanics
I've taken:

124-126, 307, 308

Ask me about: Research

Katie

Major: Math, minor chemistry
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Calculus, probably
I've taken:

Calculus, 300, 307, 308, 390, 391, 394, and Amato 353

Ask me about: Hiking, sailing, teaching

Kevin

Major: Statistics
Year: 2017
I'm excited about: Calculus
I've taken:

124-126, 307, 308, 300, 327, 328

Ask me about: Gaming, movies

Matt

Major: Math
Year: 2007
I'm excited about: Abstract algebra
I've taken:

If the course number starts with MATH, then I can probably help

Ask me about: Eating, anything outdoors, puzzles, board games.

Micaela

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Differential Equations
I've taken:

Math 12x, 307, 308

Ask me about: Bioengineers Without Borders, The Daily (newspaper), baking cookies

Stuart

Major: Math, Physics, German
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Vector Spaces, Topology
I've taken:

300,309,324,326,327,328,394,402,403,407,424,441,442

Ask me about: Harm Reduction

Zena

Major: Math & Econ
Year: 2016
I'm excited about: Calculus, Differential Equations, and probability
I've taken:

12x, 307, 308, 324, 327-8, 394-6, and knot theory

Ask me about: Game theory, Game of Thrones, puzzles, cooking, and biking

Physics

Anupam

Major: CSE, Human Centered Design and Engineering(HCDE)
Year: Sophomore
I'm excited about: Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law
I've taken:

121, 122

Ask me about: Travelling, Playing video games, Watching movies, and being a drama queen!

Archana

Major: Biochemistry
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Kinematics, waves, special relativity
I've taken:

114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 123

Ask me about: Swimming, running, cooking

Bayu

Major: Physics and Astronomy
Year: Sophomore
I'm excited about: Waves, Special Relativity, and anything related to astronomy!
I've taken:

Physics 121, 122, 123, 224

Ask me about: Intramural soccer, hiking, running, exploring Seattle, League of Astronomers, Astronomy outreach

Brian

Major: Senior
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Understanding how things work has always been a hobby of mine, even when I was a small child, and studying physics allows me to do so on a daily basis. I've also found that a basic understanding of physical concepts makes everyday life more interesting and enjoyable, as studying physics tends to cause one to look at and perceive things from a different point of view, which leads to new thoughts/ideas/experiences.
I've taken:

121, 122, 123, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, and 429

Ask me about: I'm interested in biological phenomena, biological, industrial, and automotive engineering - both electrical and mechanical. I enjoy spending time outdoors, spending time with family, animals, playing soccer, and snowboarding to name a few.

Harsh

Major: Computer Engineering
Year: Sophomore
I'm excited about: Mechanics
I've taken:

121, 122, 123

 

Ask me about: Playing badminton, reading books

Kevin

Major: Physics
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: EVERYTHING!
I've taken:

121, 122, 123, 224 ,225, 226, 227, 228, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 334, 335, and more...

Ask me about: Mathematics, 3D printing, Lego, painting, sculpting, etc.

Minh

Major: Aeronautics & Astronautics
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Physics
I've taken:

Physics and Math Series

Ask me about: Anything in particular

Nick

Major: Physics/Biophysics
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Relativity
I've taken:

121, 122, 123, 224, 225, 226, 334,335, 227, 228, 321, 322, 323, 324, 328, 423, and 429

Ask me about: Reading, running, travelling

Trenton

Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
I've taken:

121, 122, 123

Ask me about: Ultimate frisbee and just about anything on the water (kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding)

Veronica

Major: Civil Engineering
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Physics
I've taken:

121, 122, 123

Ask me about: Dance, hiking

Writing Center

Annie

Major: English & History
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Special interest in rhetoric, resumes and cover letters, major applications, essays based in the humanities.
I've taken:
Ask me about: Writing, reading, swimming, hiking, traveling, running, listening to music, spending time with family and friends

Aleenah

Major: Public Health
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Working with writers on finalizing their draft and making connections between different paragraphs or ideas. I think the brainstorming phase is the most challenging, but I love using time to get to know writers and pick their brains about potential topics!
I've taken:
Ask me about: Hiking, photography, and writing for The Daily!

Alyse

Major: English Creative Writing
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Creative Writing, Literature, Resume/Career building, Communications technology
I've taken:
Ask me about: Astronomy, Travel, Communications, Photography, Poetry, and parks/hiking.

Stephanie

Major: Psychology and Communications
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Resume, Cover Letters, Application Essays, Art History, Psychology Essays, Business Writing
I've taken:
Ask me about: Singing, Spoken Word Poetry, Cooking

Olivia

Major: English and HCDE
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: Reading all different types of papers--that opportunity is what most excited me about tutoring writing in the first place--but if I had to choose, I'd say two specific topics I have a lot of fun with are personal statements/applications and resumes.
I've taken:
Ask me about: Reading, playing video games, doing crafts in general (particularly knitting and crocheting!), listening to music (talk to me about

Caitlin

Major: English
Year: Graduate Student
I'm excited about: Paper organization, Application Essays, Clarity, writing outside of English classes
I've taken:
Ask me about: Travel abroad, Backpacking, Hiking, Yoga

Yashar

Major: Political Science
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Simplifying student’s writing to amplify their message
I've taken:
Ask me about: Morning runs, hanging out with friends, traveling.

Jennifer

Major: Law Societies and Justice
Year: Junior
I'm excited about: Research papers and personal essays!
I've taken:
Ask me about: Reading for enjoyment, reality TV, and thrifting!

Kay

Major: English
Year: Senior
I'm excited about: The thought processes behind a paper and the organization of those thoughts to craft a beautiful essay.
I've taken:
Ask me about: Politics, history, and literature. I also enjoy reading journals, fiction, and biographies. When I'm not doing this debatably boring stuff, I like to rewatch The Office and Drunk History.

Ray

Major: English
Year: Sophomore
I'm excited about: Writing, editing, reading, literary analysis, literary theory
I've taken:
Ask me about: Reading, drawing, spending time with friends, watching movies, blogging

Max

Major: English and Philosophy
Year: Sophomore
I'm excited about: Grammar and conventions; strengthening of the thesis; helping peers discover their voice and style to help make their ideas stronger and fluid.
I've taken:
Ask me about: Songwriting, filmography, photography, yoga, meditation, dog-loving