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.
  • 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. 


Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kristy Kim

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Evans 536


12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evans 536


12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Evans 536

Gwyneth Miner

4:00PM - 6:00PM Evans 536

3:00PM - 6:00PM Evans 536

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Evans 536

4:30PM - 6:00PM Evans 536

Dan Tavrov

2:00PM - 4:00PM Evans 630

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Evans 630

12:30PM - 2:00PM Evans 542

1:00PM - 2:30PM Evans 536

2:00PM - 4:00PM Evans 542


Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ross Chu

9:00AM - 10:00AM Evans 640

10:30-11:00AM Evans 640

6:30PM-7:00PM Evans 630

2:00PM-7:00PM Evans 640 10:30 - 11:00AM Evans 536

9:00AM - 10:00AM Evans 636

Maren Young  

12:45PM - 4:00PM Evans 542

12:15PM - 2:45PM Evans 630

12:45PM - 3:00PM Evans 542

Mingduo Zhao      

8:00AM - 9:00AM, Evans 640

6:00PM - 7:00PM Evans 640

8:00AM - 10:00AM Evans 640, 3:00PM - 7:00PM Evans 640


Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Nicole Gandre 8:00AM - 10:00AM Evans 536 1:00PM-3:00PM 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

4:00PM - 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 2:30-5:30 Evans 636