Welcome to the Student Learning Center Economics Program!
The SLC Economics Program harnesses the power of peer pedagogy to support economics students at Cal. Serving as attentive, respectful, and responsive peers, our tutors help fellow students strengthen their grasp of econonomics coursework and navigate the demands of the Economics major. In the process of doing so, tutors strengthen their own knowledge of the discipline and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively.
Econ tutor positions are available for the following courses:
✔ Econ 1
✔ Work with fellow students in all formats of service
✔ Attend weekly training seminar
✔ Assist in exam review facilitation and preparation, as needed
✔ Provide program support to professional staff, as needed
✔ Must have completed Econ 1 AND one of the following: 100A, 100B, 136, and 140, OR equivalents
✔ Tutors specializing in a certain course must have completed that course with at least an A-
✔ Must be able to attend weekly training every Friday from 2-4PM
✔ Strong interest in collaborative learning
✔ Strong interest in and ability to with peers from a diversity of backgrounds and with a variety of learning styles
✔ Ability to devote at least 7 hours/week
✔ No more than two “Incomplete” grades
✔ Not on academic probation
✔ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
The application packet includes:
✔ SLC General Tutor Application & Economics Supplemental Questionnaire
✔ Academic Recommendation Form (to be submitted by the recommender)
If your application is selected, you will be invited to an on-site interview.