Economics Learning Center


General Information 

The ELC provides FREE peer tutoring in Economics; any student enrolled in an economics course at OSU can seek these tutoring services.

Autumn 2022 Dates

  • We will be open beginning on September 6 for Autumn semester.
  • We are closed, both in-person and online, on University Holidays and University-wide class-cancellations.

Note: Mayah's tutoring hours are no longer offered.

Autumn 2022 Hours

**This information is subject to change.

  • In-person tutoring will be available: 
    • Appointments are not necessary for in-person tutoring.
      • Monday - 2:00pm-5:00pm
      • Tuesday - 9:00am-5:00pm
      • Wednesday - 9:00am-11am,  12:30pm-4:00pm
      • Thursday - 9:00am - 1:00pm, 3:00PM -  5:00PM
      • Friday - 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Online tutoring will be available:
    • In the event a tutor's online shift needs to be cancelled, it will be reflected in SignUpGenius.
    • Appointments are encouraged and will take precedence; please see the Schedule an Appointment section below.


  • In-Person tutoring is located in 385 Arps Hall.
  • Online tutoring is located via Zoom:
    • Each tutor holding online hours has their own Zoom Meeting Link; access it by clicking their name/link:

AU22 Schedules

**This information is subject to change.

**SignUpGenius will have the most up-to-date options for online tutoring; if a shift ever needs to be cancelled, SignUpGenius will reflect that.

Schedule an Appointment

  • No appointment is necessary for in-person tutoring, just arrive during our open hours!


  • Click HERE to access SignUpGenius and schedule an online tutoring appointment.
    • Take note of which tutor you schedule the appointment with - when it comes time for your session, access that tutor's Zoom Meeting using the link above.
      • Drop-in tutoring, without an appointment, is an option, but keep in mind: it may take a while to be admitted into the Zoom Meeting if the tutor is already engaged in a scheduled session and/or your session may be cut short if the tutor needs to begin a scheduled session.
    • You are welcome to sign-up for 2 timeslots back-to-back if needed, but please do not sign-up for more than 2 timeslots within a given day.


  • You do NOT need a SignUpGenius account in order to schedule an appointment.
  • You do need a SignUpGenius account in order to cancel/edit appointments, however, so please be sure to create a FREE account in order to cancel an appointment if you no longer need it.
    • To cancel an appointment, just be logged-in when viewing the SignUpGenius Schedule, and you'll see a delete option ("X") wherever you have a scheduled appointment.

So Which Tutor Should I Try to Work With?

All tutors will make effort to assist you, but our staff has a range of experience. To make the most of your tutoring session, try to work with a tutor who has more experience with the course in which you are seeking assistance. If the tutor you are working with has limited experience with a course a student needs help in, then they will ask other tutors if they have more familiarity with that subject.

Services Provided & Expectations

What you can expect:

We can assist with ECON 2001, 2002, 4001, and 4002 by:
  • Answering questions 
  • Reviewing concepts that may have been confusing in class 
  • Letting you practice your own work 
  • Providing you with strategies that will help you work independently
  • We will make an effort to assist with other ECON courses, but each tutor’s abilities will vary.

What you should not expect:

  • We cannot work your problems for you.
  • We cannot serve as a substitute for your lecture or recitation.
  • We cannot guarantee one-on-one tutoring for your entire visit; tutors will assist all students in the room and answer questions as needed.
  • We cannot guarantee same-day assistance, such as an exam day or the day an assignment is due; come in before that time for maximum attention.

How to make the best of your time:

  • You need to be prepared to direct the session by having questions and topics in mind prior to arriving.
  • You should bring your course materials, including the class text as well as any notes.
  • You should review your work prior to arriving so you know where you need the most help.

Additional Guidance for Online Tutoring

  • When you initially join the zoom meeting, you will need to wait to be admitted into the meeting by the tutor.
  • You will see one of the following messages while you wait:
    • "Please wait, the meeting host will let you in soon"
      • This means the tutor is actively engaged in a session with another student. The tutor will admit you into the meeting as soon as s/he finishes the tutoring session that is already underway, please just wait.
    • "Waiting for the host to start this meeting"
      • This means the tutor him/herself has not started the session yet. In this case, double check that you clicked a meeting link that is supposed to be active at this time. If so, you are then welcome to wait, because you will automatically be added to the queue for admittance as soon as the tutor logs in.
  • Tips to have a successful tutoring session via Carmen Zoom:
    • Make an appointment in advance.
    • Try to be in a quiet place you won’t be interrupted with a technology that has audio and visual capabilities, preferably a computer/laptop.
    • Begin every session by letting the tutor know which course(s) and instructor(s) you are seeking help with.
    • Have homework/resources already open on your computer, ready to do screen sharing.
      • Include any relevant work that has already been completed – scan or take a picture so it could be included when screen sharing.
    • Have paper and a writing utensil readily available – not everything needs to be screen shared; a lot can be accomplished by writing and sharing in view of a camera.

If you experience any technical difficulties, please reach out to the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at:
Email: | Phone: 614-688-HELP (4357) | TDD: 614-688-8743 (TDD)

COVID-19 Considerations

  • The ELC will adhere to all University Policies in regards to COVID-19:
    • A mask must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times.
    • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available, so their regular use is highly encouraged.
      • All surfaces in the ELC will be disinfected on a regular basis.
    • Social distancing is not required, but encouraged as much as possible.