Temporary Online Tutoring Option
While in-person classes are suspended, the ELC will be offering online tutoring sessions via Carmen Zoom. Directions on how to join a Zoom "Meeting" (it will be a one-on-one session between you and a tutor) can be found here.
*You already have a Carmen Zoom account by using your OSU email and password.
During a time when a tutor is availble (see schedule below), click his/her name - this is a link to the Carmen Zoom Virtual Meeting Room s/he will be hosting during this timeslot, so you can enter the meeting in order begin a tutoring session.
*During times when more than one tutor is available, be aware of this to receive assistance as quickly as possible.
*It would be helpful for you to join using a device that supports audio and/or visual, but no matter what your mode of technology is, you can join the session and use the chat feature to type back and forth with your tutor at the very least.
If you experience any technical difficulties, please reach out to the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at:
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 614-688-HELP (4357) | TDD: 614-688-8743 (TDD)
What to expect when entering the Carmen Zoom Virtual Meeting Room:
When you initially join the meeting, you will need to wait to be "admitted" into the meeting by the tutor.
- If you see a message similar to this:
then 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.
- If you see a message similar to this, however:
then 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:
- 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 can 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.
- Be sure to complete the Qualtrics Survey provided to you at the end of your session by your tutor – your feedback is very important to us!
Online tutor sessions will be available during the following times.
Just click the name of the tutor; this is a link that will take you into their Virtual Meeting Room.
*This schedule is subject to change.
- 385 Arps Hall
- The ELC opens the second week of classes for Autumn and Spring Semesters
- 9:00am-5:00pm, Mondays-Thursdays
- 9:00am-4:00pm, Fridays
- The ELC is closed on University Holidays.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.