CDM Tutoring

Mission

The CDM Tutoring Center provides services to support the academic success of undergraduate students and graduate students in introductory courses of their program in CDM.

Services / Location

Free tutoring services are available during the fall, winter and spring quarters for undergraduate students and graduate students in introductory courses of their program. The primary location of the Tutoring Center is room 208 in the CDM building. Tutors for digital cinema and animation courses are available on the 9th floor of the CDM building next to the Cage. The tutor for networking courses is located in room 348, the networking lab.

Appointments / Walk-in Services

An appointment with a specific tutor can be scheduled through MyCDM. Online students can schedule a virtual session using this system. Tutoring is also available on a walk-in basis. You will be asked to complete a sign-in form with class, instructor and assignment information. Sessions are ½ hour in length and may be individual or in a small group session if there are other students from the same class.

Find a Tutor

Area of Expertise:
Kathryn Haynes

Skills: Final Cut Pro, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere

Kathryn Haynes
Tutoring Hours
M 12:00PM - 5:00PM in Floor 9, outside 924
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in OtherFloor 9, outside 924
M 12:00PM - 5:00PM in Floor 9, outside 924
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in OtherFloor 9, outside 924
Bio
Katie is a graduate student in the Digital Communication and Media Arts Program (Media Arts Track). A Chicago native with a B.A. in theater, Katie is now studying Media Arts Design with an emphasis on transmedia storytelling, User Experience Design and filmmaking. She is open for tutoring in Digital Cinema.
Tutoring Location
Floor 9, outside 924
Robert Hoekstra

Skills: Java, OO Design, Statistics, Advanced Database, Algorithms, Basic Database, C++, Discrete Mathematics, SQL

Robert Hoekstra
Tutoring Hours
W 5:00PM - 10:00PM in Room 208
F 5:00PM - 10:00PM in Room 208
Tu 5:00PM - 10:00PM in Room 208
W 5:00PM - 10:00PM in Room 208
Bio
Robert is a graduate student majoring in Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.  Robert holds a J.D. from DePaul, an LL.M. from Georgetown, and an M.A. from King's College London.  He currently does data analytics for the USDOL and previously worked as a Technical Services Engineer for Epic Systems.  He is available for tutoring Data Structures, Statistics, Object-Oriented Development, Java, C, VB, and MUMPS.
Tutoring Location
Room 208
Kevin Naughton

Skills: Network Protocols

Kevin Naughton
Tutoring Hours
M 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 348
Tu 3:30PM - 8:30PM in CDM 348
W 3:30PM - 8:30PM in CDM 348
Th 12:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 348
F 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 348
Tu 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 348
W 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 348
Bio
Kevin is currently pursuing an MS in Computer Information and Network Security after receiving a BS in Network Technologies. He has experience in network fundamentals, network protocols, subnetting and network design. Kevin is available for tutoring for any networking related courses.
Tutoring Location
CDM 348
Matthew McDonald

Skills: Java, Python, Ruby

Matthew McDonald
Tutoring Hours
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
F 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
F 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Matthew is a graduate student pursuing an MS in Computer Science. He received his bachelors in Computer Science at DePaul University. He is available for tutoring in data structures, software testing, functional programming, concurrent/parallel programming, and introductory programming courses in Python, Java, or Ruby.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Jing Li

Skills: Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Statistics, Python, SQL

Jing Li
Tutoring Hours
W 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
F 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
W 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
F 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Jing is currently a graduate student in the Computer Science program at DePaul. She is originally from China, and holds a MS in Computational Finance from DePaul. She has experience in set theory, probabilities, and data analyzing and modeling. Also she has helped for building and analyzing data for a sourcing and purchasing group in Philips (China) CO., LTD before. In terms of language, she has experience in Java and Python. Jane will tutor in discrete math, statistics and algorithms.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Nicholas Stanley

Skills: Java, Python, SQL

Nicholas Stanley
Tutoring Hours
M 4:30PM - 9:30PM in 208
W 4:30PM - 9:30PM in 208
M 4:30PM - 9:30PM in 208
W 4:30PM - 9:30PM in 208
Bio
Nicholas is a graduate student studying Software Engineering. He received his bachelor's in Computer Science from DePaul University last year. Currently, he works for Discovery Education has a member of their I.T. Infrastructure team. He is available for tutoring Java, Python, basic SQL and Data Structures.
Tutoring Location
208
Jeremy Crockett

Skills: Game Design

Jeremy Crockett
Tutoring Hours
Tu 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
M 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Jeremy is currently pursuing an MS of Computer Game Development at DePaul, and he graduated with a BS in Computer Game Development from DePaul. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, he is enthusiastic about game development and works on independent video game projects as a programmer, designer, artist, and musician.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Aaron Jacobson

Skills: CSS, HTML, Web Design, Basic Database, Python, Algorithms, Database Design, Discrete Mathematics, Graphic Design, InDesign, Java, JavaScript, JQuery, Photoshop

Aaron Jacobson
Tutoring Hours
M 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
M 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Aaron is a graduate student in Computer Science with a focus on Theory. His background is in fine art and he works as a front-end designer and developer. Aaron is available to tutor web development, including WordPress and databases; Python; functional and object-oriented programming; and introductory computer science courses.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Zhen Qin

Skills: Java, Python, SQL

Zhen Qin
Tutoring Hours
M 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
M 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Zhen is currently pursuing an MS in Computer Science at DePaul. He has received a bachelor degree in Network Engineering. Zhen has more than four years working experience in data ETL and developing web applications. He is available for tutoring in different programming languages include Python, Java, Shell and SQL.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Advait Rajeshkumar Patel

Skills: Java, Basic Database, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JQuery, OO Design, SQL, Web Design

Advait Rajeshkumar Patel
Tutoring Hours
M 12:00PM - 9:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 9:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
M 12:00PM - 9:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 9:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Advait has a bachelor degree in Information Technology from Gujarat Technological University, India. He is a graduate Computer Science student majoring in System and Software Development. He was working as a Web Application Developer for DePaul University for more than 5 months. He has experience in Java, JSP, Servlet, Spring, Android, JavScript, Swift3, IOT, MySQL, SQL and Amazon Web Services - AWS. He is available for tutoring Java, J2EE, Android, Swift, Databases and Object Oriented Programming. You might call him a bit of coding geek. You would find him involved in coding, reading and traveling during his leisure hours.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Henna Shah

Skills: SQL, Statistics

Henna Shah
Tutoring Hours
M 1:00PM - 5:30PM in CDM 208
F 12:00PM - 5:30PM in CDM 208
M 1:00PM - 5:30PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:30PM in CDM 208
Bio
I am a graduate student majoring in Predictive Analytics with a concentration in Computational Methods. I am original from India and have obtained my Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University. I was a teaching assistant for undergraduate Math courses at Ohio State University. Before joining the program, I was working as an accounting professional in India and US having over 5 years of business experience.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Avaniben Dineshkumar Bhatiya

Skills: Database Design, Basic Database, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, JQuery, Web Design, CSS

Avaniben Dineshkumar Bhatiya
Tutoring Hours
M 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
M 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Avani is a graduate student majoring in Information Systems. She is originally from India and has received Bachelors degree from Gujarat Technological University. She has previously worked as a Systems Analyst engineer at Maharshi Electronics System. She is available for tutoring in System Analysis, Database Design, Fundamentals of IT project Management, Fundamentals of programming, Distributed Systems, and Data Structures.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Saad Siddiqui

Skills: C++, Java, Python, SQL, Algorithms, Basic Database, Database Design, JavaScript

Saad Siddiqui
Tutoring Hours
M 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
M 5:00PM - 10:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Saad is currently pursuing his M.S. in Computer Science here at DePaul after receiving his B.S. in Mathematics from Loyola University Chicago. He has worked for a few startups, primarily doing work around the iOS and Android ecosystems. He loves lifting, playing sports, and exploring new technologies in his free time. One day he hopes to make the world a better place through technology.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Christopher Wellems

Skills: Photoshop, Premiere, Flash, Maya, Toon Boom, ZBrush

Christopher Wellems
Tutoring Hours
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th floor
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th floor
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th floor
W 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th floor
Bio
Chris is a graduate student in animation with experience teaching principles of animation, and software to a wide range of ages and skill levels. He has worked as a freelance animator for linguistics and biology programs, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Calabash Animation Inc. in Chicago, and his animation has been featured by the US Olympic Women's Soccer Team. He is inspired by the multidisciplinary nature of animation, so he enjoys writing music, machine crafts, and learning new creative software as much as he does drawing and storytelling.
Tutoring Location
9th floor
Kari Palmier

Skills: Python, Statistics

Kari Palmier
Tutoring Hours
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 4:00PM - 9:00PM in CDM 208
Tu 12:00PM - 5:00PM in CDM 208
Th 4:00PM - 9:00PM in CDM 208
Bio
Kari is a graduate student pursuing an MS in Predictive Analytics. She received her Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineer from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After working as an electrical and system engineer for 10 years at an aeronautic/aerospace company then 4 years at a satellite communication company, she realized that it was time for a change. Her area of specialty was system architecture, which involved analyzing hardware system performance data, as well as programming. She is looking forward to helping other students with tutoring in introductory courses in Python, statistics, and linear algebra. She can also assist with tutoring in basic programming in R, Matlab, C, and basic statistic analysis in SPSS.
Tutoring Location
CDM 208
Cassandra Fritz

Skills: After Effects, Flash, Maya, Premiere, Toon Boom

Cassandra Fritz
Tutoring Hours
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th Floor
F 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th Floor
Th 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th Floor
F 12:00PM - 5:00PM in 9th Floor
Bio
Cass is a graduate student in the Cinema Animation Ma program. She received her bachelors in biology at University of Nevada Reno. She has done freelance visual artwork for book covers and concept art for screenplays. She has the most experience with animation programs such as Maya, toonboom, adobe premiere, flash and after effects. She loves to draw, watch anime, and play video games in her spare time. She also loves implementing scientific methods to solve problems of any kind. Her goal is to make into the film industry for 3D animation or visual effects.
Tutoring Location
9th Floor

Policies

A tutor can be defined as a helper, advisor and instructor, but never as a grader. A tutor helps the student become a better scholar in the subject area, helps the client learn to catch his or her own mistakes and addresses academic difficulties on various levels. This may mean solving outstanding issues first and addressing more detailed issues in later visits and/or other assignments. Tutors employ interaction strategies and/or focus the discussion to the assignment’s level and the student’s needs.

Students need to provide the tutors with enough information and attention to let them do their jobs successfully and be willing to cooperate with the tutor and abide by the Tutoring Center policies. This includes providing the instructor’s name and class, a copy of the assignment or directions, and specific questions and concerns to be discussed. The DePaul CDM tutors are dedicated to helping students understand the key concepts necessary for success in their courses. While tutors are able to help you with your homework, tutors absolutely will not write code or complete homework assignments. Both students and tutors are required to follow the guidelines of the Academic Integrity Policy of DePaul University.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about a tutor or the CDM tutoring program, please email Dr. Terry Steinbach, Director of Student Learning.​​​​​​​

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