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The challenge of explaining economics concepts to less advanced students will deepen your own understanding of fundamental economics concepts. 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 5-15 scheduled hours per week and as much additional time for preparation as necessary.
  • All in-person shifts must take place in the ELC, located in 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 promptly at their scheduled time. 
    • Be helpful, courteous, and respectful at all times. 
    • Assist all students who visit the ELC, working with multiple students simultaneously at times. 
    • Provide guidance and clarification but may not complete work for students.

Qualifications to be a Tutor

  • You must have taken (or are about to complete) ECON 2001, 2002, 4001, and 4002 with at least a B.
    • Students not meeting this standard will be considered based on individual merit as space allows.
  • It is not necessary to be an economics major to serve as a tutor.
    • Any student that has completed the necessary 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 instead for starting the next semester (excluding summer while the ELC is closed).
    • Our goal is to conduct interviews at the end of each semester so that all tutors are hired and oriented before the ELC opens the following semester.
  • We will keep your application on file for a year and will reach out to you at the provided email if we are interested in interviewing you.
    • Even if you are not hired after submitting an initial application, the constant turnover in our tutoring staff as a result of graduation leaves us hiring tutors continually. We encourage prospective tutors to apply every year.

How Much are Tutors Paid?

  • Tutors begin at the base rate for student employees offered by the University, which can be found here.

Application

  • The application can be submitted here via Microsoft Forms.
    • It is best to start and finish this form within one session.
Please reach out to Sydneigh Burnell at burnell.15@osu.edu with any questions.