Fall Quarter 2012 — Information and Computer SciencesUC Irvine

Lab Tutor Seminar (ICS 193)


Instructors: David G. Kay (kay@uci.edu), 5056 Donald Bren Hall; Rich Pattis (pattis@uci.edu), 4062 Donald Bren Hall

Tutor coordinators: Andrea Lau (laua3@uci.edu) and Alan Chang (alchang1@uci.edu)

Meeting time and place: Section A: Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:50 in 1423 DBH; Section B: Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:20 in 1425 DBH. We may not meet every week later in the quarter.

Course requirements: It's simple: Everyone can get an A who performs professionally. Unprofessional things (like missing scheduled lab sessions or missing the ICS 193 meetings) will lower the grade and pretty quickly result in a tutor being asked not to be a tutor any more. Of course real emergencies come up (but normal academic obligations like midterms and projects aren't real emergencies; you can plan around them); in a real emergency, contact the coordinators and the TA of your section as soon as you possibly can.

Topics to be covered: Primarily we will discuss issues that have come up or may come up in your tutoring. We will talk some about teaching in general, and we will also cover relevant aspects of Python and other computer science principles.

Quick resource guide:

This syllabus (with all its hyperlinks) is available on line at http://www.ics.uci.edu/~kay/labtutors/193.f12.html . There are other useful resources on David Kay's Teaching in ICS page.

We have set up a forum at Piazza.com for you to make comments or ask questions about anything relating to tutoring in ICS. Sign yourself up and then participate!

David G. Kay, kay@uci.edu

Thursday, September 27, 2012 2:42 AM