Tutoring

Economics Tutoring Resources

  • The Department of Economics offers tutoring services to undergraduates taking core courses: Econ 1, Econ 2, Econ 100A/B, Econ 101A/B, Econ 140, and Econ 141. The department does not offer tutoring support for elective courses. Information about this is below.
  • The Student Learning Center (SLC) offers study group and drop-in tutoring for Economics core courses and some electives. These services are free for registered Cal students. Additional information is available at the SLC Economics webpage.

Private Tutors for Hire

  • Some Economics and Economics-adjacent department Graduate Students offer private tutoring services. See for a tutors.pdf list.

Economics Department Tutoring

Department Tutoring services are geared towards helping students who are seeking additional support outside of lecture, section, and office hours. If you do not regularly attend lecture or section, tutoring services will be less effective. Our tutors aim to help students with specific questions on course concepts and problem sets by facilitating the learning process; they don’t just give out answers to assignments. Please bring all relevant course materials to the tutoring session. 

When should I use tutoring?

You should seek tutoring when you are struggling with a course concept or problem set and have specific questions to work through. 

How can I get the most out of tutoring?

  • Come prepared with your course notes and relevant course materials. 

  • Come prepared with specific questions early on.

  • If a tutoring session looks too busy in a room at a given time find an alternate session to attend. If the room is overcrowded it’s more likely that your questions won’t get answered. A list of tutoring sessions can be found online.

What can I expect from the tutors?

  • They are on time and available for the duration of their stated office hours

  • They do their best to work through questions and refer to resources when necessary

  • To not always have ALL of the answers.

Hours and Locations are listed below. No tutoring office hours are held during RRR or finals week.

*Hours below are subject to change. Follow us on Twitter, @CalEconTutoring, for the latest office hour updates. 

ECON 1 

Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kristy Kim

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Evans 536

 

12:30PM - 3:00PM
Evans 536

 

12:30PM - 2:30PM
Evans 536

Gwyneth Miner

4:00PM - 5:00PM
Evans 536

3:00PM - 6:00PM
Evans 536

12:30PM - 2:00PM
Evans 536

4:30PM - 6:00PM
Evans 536

   
Dan Tavrov

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Evans 630

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Evans 542

12:30PM - 2:00PM
Evans 542

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Evans 536

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Evans 542

ECON 100A

Please note: some Econ-100A tutoring hours are by appointments, and some are drop-in. Please use the appointment calendar to make appointments. Drop-in hours do not require appointments. If an appointment slot is not available, it means it has been taken already.

Please note that at the appointment page you must fill out the information at the end of the "description" block.

Appointments are first-come, first-serve, no exceptions.

Appointment guidelines:

  • Appointments must be made by 11:59PM on the Saturday immediately preceding the appointment date, no exceptions.
  • Your appointment is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from the tutor. (This is not automatic and may take several hours)
  • You may sign up for a maximum of one 30 minute time slot per week. However, there is no limit for the amount of drop-in hours you can go to.
  • We ask that you please come with specific questions about problem sets (this applies to drop-in hours as well).
    • Example of a specific question: I started problem one, but I keep getting stuck when trying to solve for the demand function. Can you help me figure out why I’m getting stuck?
    • Example of a nonspecific question: How do I do problem one?
    • Example of a question to ask your GSI: On slide XXX in the lecture yesterday, how did the professor derive the equation for marginal rate of substitution?
  • If you and a classmate/friend are working together and have similar questions, you may sign up together if you’d like. Please include the name(s) of any friends coming with you in the information section below (Note: Due to high demand, this session will count towards their weekly limit as well).
  • For fairness, time-slots for tutoring will end promptly. If you have any remaining unanswered questions at the end of your sign-up appointment, we encourage you to take advantage of the following additional resources: drop-in hours, GSI office hours, and 100A tutoring services offered by the Student Learning Center.
Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Ross Chu

9:00AM - 10:00AM
Evans 640
by Appointment

10:30-11:00AM
Evans 640
by Appointment

9:00-10:00
AM
Evans 542
by Appointment

10:30 - 11:00AM
Evans 536
(Drop-In)

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Evans 636
(Drop-In)

9:00AM - 10:00AM
Evans 636
by Appointment

3:00PM - 4:30 PM
Evans 542
by Appointment

Maren Young

 

5:00PM -7:00PM
Evans 640
by Appointment

7:00PM-7:45PM
Evans 640
Drop-In

12:15PM-1:15PM
Evans 630
by Appointment

1:15PM - 2:00PM
Evans 630
Drop-In

12:45PM - 2:45PM
Evans 542
by Appointment

2:45PM - 3:15PM
Evans 542
Drop-In

 
Mingduo Zhao    

4:30PM - 8:30PM
Evans 640
by Appointment

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Evans 640
by Appointment

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Evans 640
(Drop-In)

ECON 100B

Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Nicole Gandre 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Evans 536
1:00PM-2:00PM
Evans 640
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Evans 536
 

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Evans 536

Yuki Ito

6:00PM - 7:00PM
Evans 636

 

9:00AM - 10:00AM
Evans 636

4:00PM - 7:00PM
Evans 636

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Evans 636

 

ECON 140

Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mengsi Gao   1:30-4:30
Evans 636
  2:00 - 4:00
Evans 640

2:30-4:30
Evans 636

Note: Friday 11/8 hours have moved to Evans 636 6-8PM