Tucked away behind the bustling intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Cowper Street is Palo Alto’s newest tutoring center, Best in Class, which celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday.
From Sunday through Thursday evenings, the LaIR serves as a hub for CS106 students seeking tutoring from section leaders and course helpers. Everyone who works in the LaIR is a member of the CS198 program, a group of 90 undergraduate and graduate students responsible for teaching section for Stanford’s introductory CS courses: CS106A, CS106B, CS106X and CS106L.
Barrio Assistance, Stanford’s entirely student-run tutoring group for elementary and middle school children, has a fresh group of student coordinators this fall. Barrio operates without advisers or Stanford faculty and interacts with a wide variety of Palo Alto schools, parents and kids, creating leadership challenges for the students in charge of the program, as well as unique merits.
In the midst of midterm season, Sesh, a mobile peer-to-peer tutoring app that provides 24/7 on-demand service, has the potential to become your next study partner. Releasing publicly at Stanford on Tuesday, the company was started by eight Stanford and Vanderbilt students.
Students are now receiving subject and writing tutoring in dining halls through a joint effort between the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) that replaces the previous model of assigned resident tutors in dorms.
Most Stanford students are familiar with the Hume Writing Center (HWC). As a hotspot for freshmen struggling with Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) assignments as well as graduate students plugging away at their dissertations, the Center seems to be going strong as it celebrates the tenth anniversary of its opening.
With its 35th anniversary around the corner, the Center for Teaching and Learning is gearing up to celebrate its work at Stanford.