Economics Learning Center

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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 2020 Dates

  • We will be open September 1st through December 11th.
    • In-person tutoring will stop after November 25th, when all courses become online delivery for the remainder of the semester.
  • The ELC, both in-person and online, is closed on University Holidays and University-wide class-cancellations.

**This information is subject to change.

Autumn 2020 Hours

  • In-person tutoring will be available Monday through Friday, from 10:00am-1:30pm.
  • Online tutoring will be available Monday through Friday, from 9:00am-5:00pm.

**This information is subject to change.

Location

  • In-person tutoring is located in 385 Arps Hall.
  • Online tutoring with Alex can be accessed here: Zoom Meeting, password 621508.
  • Online tutoring with Brandon can be accessed here: Zoom Meeting, password 194373.
  • Online tutoring with Christa can be accessed here:  Zoom Meeting, password 861080.
  • Online tutoring with Jake can be accessed here: Zoom Meeting, password 484648.
  • Online tutoring with Javier can be accessed here: Zoom Meeting, password 280777.
  • Online tutoring with Josh can be accessed here: Zoom Meeting, password 207849.

Safety Precautions & Expectations

In order to receive in-person services from the ELC, you must adhere to the following:

  • Make an appointment in advance (see below).
    • An appointment must be scheduled in advance for in-person tutoring.
    • An appointment scheduled in advance is highly encouraged for online tutoring.
      • While an appointment is not required for online tutoring, those with an appointment will take precedence and be serviced with priority over those without an appointment.
      • 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.
        • your session may be cut short if the tutor needs to begin a scheduled session.
  • Wear a mask at all times.

In order to keep you safe, we’re additionally adhering to the following:

  • Only permitting 2 people inside the room at a time (tutor and student).
  • Thoroughly wiping down all surfaces in between appointments.

Schedule an Appointment

Please click the appropriate link below to access the schedule for either in-person or online tutoring.
**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 - Please be sure to create a free account in order to cancel an appointment if you no longer need it; our services are limited this semester, so we appreciate your consideration.


Click here to schedule an in-person tutoring session.
Click here to schedule an online tutoring session.
**Take note of which tutor you make the appointment with - when it comes time for your session, access that tutor's Zoom Meeting using the link and password included above.

Again:

  • An appointment must be scheduled in advance for in-person tutoring.
  • An appointment scheduled in advance is highly encouraged for online tutoring.
    • While an appointment is not required for online tutoring, those with an appointment will take precedence and be serviced with priority over those without an appointment.
    • 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.
      • your session may be cut short if the tutor needs to begin a scheduled session.

Tutor Schedule

 

ELC Schedule
*Indicates in-person shifts.

So Which Tutor Should I Schedule An Appointment 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 schedule an appointment with a tutor who has more experience with the course in which you are seeking assistance.

This guide that demonstrates how comfortable each tutor feels about tutoring for each ECON Course:

Tutor Course Comfort

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.
    • Provide us feedback! This can be done here.

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