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.

The ELC is currently closed, but will reopen on September 6th for the Autumn 2021 Semester. Please check back closer to that time for more information on how to make use of our services!

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)