Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I arrive at the ELC?
  • When students arrive, they are asked to sign in and wait (if necessary) to be assisted. While waiting, you should get out your materials and begin working – review the material and develop your questions. As soon as a tutor becomes available, they will assist you on a first-come-first-served basis.
Why sign in and out?
  • Like all resources offered on campus, the department needs to be able to justify the value behind this service. By providing just a few details – when you arrived, when you departed, which class(es) you were seeking assistance for, and which tutor you worked with – our department will better be able to make improvements to the ELC.
Who can receive tutoring?
  • Anyone and everyone taking an economics course! There could be an array of students from various majors. Many students are likely to be in a mutual class, so you could benefit from bringing your work to the ELC to receive assistance from the tutors as well as your peers. Having someone to bounce your thoughts off of is sometimes just as helpful as direct tutoring.
What does the environment of the ELC feel like?
  • The ELC is a relaxed and welcoming environment. The tutoring staff is made up of undergraduate economics students who can relate to any struggles you may be having, and the atmosphere reflects such. There is no pressure while at the ELC; even if you want to come and hang out while you do your homework, the ELC is here for you!
What is the ELC like on exam days?
  • The number of students coming to the ELC on and around exam days increases significantly, and while we try to increase the number of tutors available, our staff remains limited. If you need help, try to come to the ELC throughout the term, and do not wait until the last minute.
I’m an ‘A’ student, so how can I benefit from tutoring?
  • Anyone can benefit from a collaborative learning environment! Even 'A' students have questions while working on their assignments; you are free to study in the ELC where tutors can answer those potential questions. We welcome you to contribute to our learning environment.