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Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet by Steve Seiden

Getting Academic Help

The TAs and Professor Tannen are available during scheduled office hours and by appointment. We are here to help you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your TA or Professor Tannen if you are experiencing difficulty.

Penn offers free tutoring for students in select classes. If you would like to know more, click here.

Mental Health Resources

We care about the holistic well-being of our students. While focusing on academics, it is important to attend to your physical and mental health as well. Anxiety and depression are all too common in high-stress environments.

If you, or anybody you know, is in need of mental health care, please refer to the following campus resources:

  • Counseling and Psychological Services, CAPS: 215-898-7021 (off hours and weekends 215-349-5490)
  • Department of Public Safety 215-898-7333, or 511 if imminent danger to themselves or others
  • Finding Programs for Student Wellness through the VPUL
  • Student Health Services

Inclusion and Diversity

We value the backgrounds and identities of all students (including but not limited to country of origin, race, class, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and identity, and disability status), and are committed to providing an inclusive climate across the computer science department. If there are elements of your experiences, culture or identity that you would like to share with Professor Tannen as they relate to your success in this class, Professor Tannen is happy to meet to discuss. Likewise, if you have any concerns in this area or are facing any special issues or challenges, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with Professor Tannen (set up a meeting by email) with an assurance of full confidentiality.

Formal and Informal Accommodations

The Computer Science Department at Penn is committed to assisting students requiring special accommodations for circumstances that are registered with the Office of Student Disability Services. The University of Pennsylvania provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities who have self-identified and been approved by the Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS). Students need to make arrangements with SDS. If you have not yet contacted SDS and would like to request accommodations or have questions, you can make an appointment by calling SDS at 215-573-9235. The office is located in the Weingarten Learning Resources Center at Stouffer Commons 3702 Spruce Street, Suite 300.