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Economics Tutoring Center

The tutoring center is supported financially by the Cornell Economics Department, which receives support from both ILR and the College of Arts and Sciences and is staffed by undergraduates under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Wissink, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics. The ETC tutors are able to help with concepts from introductory microeconomics, introductory macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics and econometrics. In addition to having demonstrated skills in economics, the ETC tutors have excellent information technology skills. The tutoring center is equipped with a computer and Internet access. Students looking for assistance can be shown where to find help with specific concepts and general "computer-related" problems.

  • "Direct help" for course-specific problem sets is not supported. The ETC is not a place to go to "get answers" for class problem sets and should not be seen as a substitute for lectures, sections, or attending the Professor's and/or Teaching Assistant's office hours. The ETC is designed to complement these parts of the course.
  • ETC tutors are not expected to be total experts on ALL versions of 1110, 1120, 3130, 3140, 3110, 3120.  They will do their best to help students who stop by.
  • Any undergraduate student who wants help with an economics course can use the tutoring center, however, tutoring content will be limited to the courses listed above.   If you are having difficulty with core concept in an intermediate course or elective course you are enrolled in, stop by the center and see if one of the tutors can help.

Location and Directions:
The ETC is located in Uris Hall 475.  Turn left getting off the elevator, then turn left and walk down the corridor, turn left again and the office is on the right.  The ETC is located next door to the Undergraduate Economics Lounge.

Fall 2017 Tutors:

  • Destin Royer
  • David Wu
  • Ziqian Tao
  • Robin Wang
  • Calvin Ng

Fall 2017 Hours:

TUTOR MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAYS  
Destin Royer   10 -11 AM   10 -11 AM 3:30 - 5:30 PM (Takton) Econ 1110, Econ 1120, Econ 3030, Econ 3040, Econ 3110, Econ 4090, Econ 3120
David Wu         1:20 - 4:00 PM Econ 1110, Econ 1120, Econ 3030, Econ 3040, Econ 3110
Ziqian Tao     2:20 - 4:20 PM     Econ 1110, Econ 1120, Econ 3030, Econ 3040, Econ 3130, Econ 3140
Robin Wang 11 AM - 12:00 PM   1:20 - 2:20 PM     Econ 1110, Econ 1120, Econ 3030, Econ 3040, Econ 3110, Econ 3120
Calvin Ng 4:30 - 6:00 PM   4:30 - 6 PM   11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Econ 1110, Econ 1120, Econ 3030, Econ 3040, Econ 3110, Econ 3120, Econ 4610


Graduate Student Tutors For Hire:
In order to facilitate students' search for extra help, the Economics Department has compiled a list of graduate students who have expressed interest in tutoring.  Any arrangement you make with the listed individuals is a private arrangement.  Click here for the graduate student tutor list and information on tutor rates.  

Learning Strategies Center
In addition to supplemental courses, the Learning Strategies Center (LSC) offers tutoring for ECON 1110 and ECON 1120.  For hours, location, and tutor information visit the tutoring page on the LSC website.  Late night and Sunday tutoring is available. 

ETC tutors staff a walk-in tutoring office on the 4th floor of Uris Hall.  The center is primarily for undergraduates enrolled in Economics Department introductory and core courses. ETC tutors help students with economic and math concepts, lecture materials, and assist students in preparing for their exams and getting started on problem sets.  In addition to having demonstrated skills in economics, ETC tutors must also have excellent communication skills. "Direct help" for course-specific problem sets is not be supported and ETC tutors are not expected to be substitutes for Teaching Assistants or faculty office hours.   

ETC tutors also help students taking other econ classes brush up on basic concepts previously learned and now being applied or expanded upon in advanced economics electives. ETC tutors staff a walk-in tutoring office on the 4th floor of Uris Hall.  The center is primarily for undergraduates enrolled in Economics Department introductory and core courses. ETC tutors help students with economic and math concepts, lecture materials, and assist students in preparing for their exams and getting started on problem sets.  In addition to having demonstrated skills in economics, ETC tutors must also have excellent communication skills. "Direct help" for course-specific problem sets is not be supported and ETC tutors are not expected to be substitutes for Teaching Assistants or faculty office hours.   ETC tutors also help students taking other econ classes brush up on basic concepts previously learned and now being applied or expanded upon in advanced economics electives. 

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Main Office
Department of Economics
404 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, N.Y. 14853
Phone: (607) 255-4254
Fax: (607) 255-2818