The task of explaining economics concepts to less advanced students will deepen your own fundamental knowledge. In addition, students involved in the Economics Learning Center have a home base in the Department of Economics; this provides opportunities for interaction with faculty and other economics students!
Tutor Job Description
- Tutors are expected to devote up to 20 hours per week and as much additional time for preparation as necessary.
- All in-person shifts must occur in the ELC, room 385 of Arps Hall. Online shifts can be held via Zoom from a private location on a device with audio and video capabilities.
- Tutors are expected to:
- Report to work at their scheduled time.
- Be helpful, courteous, and respectful.
- Provide guidance and clarification but not complete work for students.
Qualifications to be a Tutor
- You must have taken ECON 2001, 2002, 4001, and 4002 and finished with at least a B.
- Students not meeting this standard will be considered based on individual merit.
- It is not necessary to be an ECON major.
- Any student who has completed the required courses can apply to be a tutor, regardless of major.
When Tutors are Hired
- Prospective tutors may apply at any time. Your application may not be considered immediately but for the next semester (excluding summer while the ELC is closed).
- We aim to interview at the end of each semester so tutors are hired and oriented before the ELC opens the following semester.
- We will keep your application on file for a year and contact you at the provided email if we are interested in interviewing you.
- The consistent graduation of our tutoring staff leaves us hiring tutors regularly. We encourage prospective tutors to apply every year.
How Much Are Tutors Paid?
- Tutors begin at the base rate for student employees at the University, which can be found here.
- The application can be submitted here via Microsoft Forms.