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ecostudycentre@economics.utoronto.ca

Head Peer Mentor

Dongyu Mao

Faculty Advisor

Kripa Freitas, Robert Gazzale

Study Center Coordinator

Jenny Fan

 

The Economics Study Centre

Have a wonderful break! The Study Centre is currently closed and will resume in September 2017.  

Now Hiring - Economics Study Center Peer Mentor Positions for 2017-18!

The Department of Economics invites qualified Economics and Commerce students to apply for the 2017 - 2018 peer mentor positions at the Economics Study Center to assist and advise students in ECO 100-level and 200-level courses.   

Eligibility:
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria by the end of the 2017 summer session:

  • Completed one course from each of the following set of courses (at least two courses with a grade of A- or higher in each course):
    • Microeconomics: ECO 200/204/206
    • Macroeconomics: ECO 202/208/209
    • Econometrics: ECO 220/227
  • Be a 3rd or 4th year student in the Economics major/specialists programs, or in the Rotman Commerce programs.
  • Have a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.5 or higher.

Remuneration

Economics Study Center peer mentors are paid the undergraduate TA wage rate.

To apply, please:

  • log in to the Portal/Blackboard with your UTORID at : portal.utoronto.ca
  • Select ‘Community’ tab, search organization by the name: Economics Study Center
  • Enroll in the Economics Study Center by using the access code: ESC2017
  • Follow the instruction in the announcement to submit the application form, resume and transcript.

For substantive questions about the application process please post it on the “Discussion Board” or email ecostudycentre@economics.utoronto.ca . For technical issues/questions about submitting the application through Blackboard, please e-mail portal.help@utoronto.ca.

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The Economics Study Centre is staffed by third and fourth year undergraduate students who act as peer mentors to Economics and Commerce students. The peer mentors assist students on a one-to-one basis or in study groups. The focus of the program is on core Economics courses including:

  • Introductory Economics (ECO 100Y1, 105Y1)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (ECO 200Y1, 204Y1, 206Y1)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO 202Y1, 209Y1, 208Y1)
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics (ECO 220Y1, 227Y1)

The Economics Study Center welcomes all undergraduate Economics and Rotman Commerce students to use the center as a study lounge. This is a drop-in centre, students do not need to book an appointment.

Economics Study Center Writing Worksheet


Hours :

Fall 2016: October 3 to December 8, 2016;
Winter 2017: January 16 to April 7, 2017 (Closed for reading week: Feb 20-24)

Location: Room 110, Department of Economics, 150 St.George Street

Peer Mentors Schedule and Specialities :

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

11AM - 1PM
Tony Guo
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Abdullah Khan
ECO100Y1, 105Y1,200Y1, 202Y1, 220Y1
Danielle Bentley
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Anthony Piruzza
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
 
Valeriya Mordvinova
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
Zhengquan David Mao
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1

Valeriya Mordvinova
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
Hengwei Zhang
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
 
   
1PM - 3PM
Taralyn Miller
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Zhengquan David Mao
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Zachary Kroll
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Stephen Tino
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
Taralyn Miller
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Arvind Kulathu
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Weijia Li
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Tony Guo
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Danielle Bentley
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Zachary Kroll
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
      Dongyu Mao
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206Y1, 208Y1, 220Y1
 
           
3PM - 5PM Jing Rachel Yang
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
Stephen Tino
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
Hengwei Zhang
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
Dongyu Mao
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206Y1, 208Y1, 220Y1
 
Arvind Kulathu
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
Anthony Piruzza
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
Abdullah Khan
ECO100Y1, 105Y1,200Y1, 202Y1, 220Y1
Weijia Li
ECO100Y1,105Y1, 204Y1, 209Y1, 220Y1
 
      Jing Rachel Yang
ECO100Y1, 105Y1, 206YI, 208Y1, 227Y1
 
   

Peer Mentors:

Dongyu_Mao

Dongyu Mao will be serving as the Head Peer Mentor of ESC for the 2016-2017 year. As a fourth year undergraduate student, his programs are Financial Economics Specialist and Statistics Major. In addition to his 4.00 cGPA, Dongyu also ranked #1 in ECO325H1 (Advanced Economic Theory - Macro), ECO326H1 (Advanced Economic Theory - Micro), ECO375H1 (Applied Econometrics I) and ECO220Y1 (Quantitative Methods in Economics), so he has a comprehensive background in Economics. Moreover, he works as a TA for ECO375H1 (Applied Econometrics I) at St. George campus and MGED02H3 (Advanced Microeconomic Theory) at UTSC this year. With the strong academic history and working experience, Dongyu can handle most challenging problems at undergraduate level, especially for ECO220Y1 (Quantitative Methods in Economics) and ECO206Y1 (Microeconomic Theory). Because of his professional tutoring skills, many students came to ESC and specifically asked him for help last year. Therefore, Dongyu is the winner of the Peer Mentor of the Year Award for the year 2015-2016.

Taralyn_Miller

I’m Taralyn Miller, a fourth-year commerce student returning to work at the Economics Study Center. I’m specializing in Finance and Economics with a Statistics Minor, and I’m pursuing a career in capital markets once I graduate. Regarding interests, let’s see... I read a whole lot of books and I enjoy running (how generic). My favourite ice cream flavour is coconut. I don’t set morning alarms anymore because I’m programmed to wake up early. I enjoy Japanese food. Econometrics and macroeconomics are what I’m most interested in, so I’m most useful for ECO220 and ECO209 (particularly the former). Please stop by the study center to chat or ask questions!

Tony_Guo Tony Guo is a fourth year Rotman Commerce student specializing in Finance and Economics and a returning peer mentor for the Economics Study Centre. Outside of assisting students at the Economics Study Centre, Tony enjoys playing an active role within the Rotman Commerce community. In his spare time, Tony likes to exercise at the gym.

Anthony_Piruzza Anthony Piruzza will be serving as a Peer Mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year. He is a third year student pursuing a Financial Economics specialist at Trinity College. Anthony has served as a peer mentor for the Economics First Year Learning Community for the past two years, and is excited to be joining the Economics Study Centre this year. Outside of his academic life, Anthony is interested in reading, politics, and swimming at the Athletic Centre.
Valeriya_Mordvinova Valeriya Mordvinova is a fourth-year student in the Financial Economics specialist program with a minor in mathematics. She is excited to join the Economics Study Centre peer mentors team this year and help first- and second-year students succeed. Outside of academics, Valeriya most enjoys Ballroom dancing and flying. When not in class, the Economics Study Centre, or the dance studio, she is busy fulfilling her duties as vice-president finance at the University of Toronto Aviation Club and Royal Aeronautical Society Young Persons Network member
Danielle_Bentley Danielle Bentley is very excited to be joining the Economics Study Centre as a Peer Mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year. She is a fourth year Rotman Commerce student who specializes in finance and economics. This past summer, Danielle worked as a Corporate Banking Analyst at CIBC and will be returning next fall. Outside of academics, Danielle loves to play volleyball and was a former member of the University of Toronto Women’s Varsity Volleyball team
Arvind_Kulathu Arvind Kulathu will be a peer mentor during the 2016-2017 academic year. He is a third year Finance & Economics Specialist at Rotman Commerce, and is delighted to work at the Economics Study Centre. At University, Arvind is involved with both the Rotman Commerce Finance Association and the Portfolio Management Group, where he gained a passion for investing. Outside of his academic life, he enjoys playing badminton, and can usually be found at the Athletic Centre.
Stephen_Tino Stephen Tino: I am currently completing a second undergraduate degree as a Financial Economics Specialist.  In 2014, I graduated from Ryerson University with a major in Criminology and a minor in Politics. I'm fascinated by many topics in economics, such as financial crises and economic growth.  I'm especially interested in quantitative research, and I'm currently writing an empirical paper with a professor at U of T.  My interests outside of school include travelling, running, and music (especially jazz)
RachelJing_Yang Rachel Jing Yang will be serving as a peer mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year. She is a third year Economics & Mathematics Specialist and Actuarial Science Major student at St. Michael’s College. Rachel enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with juniors and welcomes first and second year economics students to approach her for academic help or general advice. Outside of her academic life, Rachel’s main passions are food, novels and movies
Hengwei_Zhang

Hengwei Zhang is a fourth year financial economics specialist student, and he will serve as a Peer Mentor at the Economics Study Centre for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Throughout his undergraduate study, he has completed courses in a variety of economic topics including market competition, game theory, econometrics, etc. He would be more than happy to share his experience learning economics and how he approaches economic intuitions.

Zhengquan_Mao Zhengquan (David) Mao will be serving as the Peer Mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year. He is a fourth year Public Accounting Specialist student at Woodsworth College, and is delighted to be back at the Economics Study Centre this year. In addition to being a peer mentor at ESC, David is also currently the TA for RSM324 and RSM332. Outside of his academic life, David was involved in various student organizations. He was the Development Coordinator at Rotman Commerce Students’ Association and the event director at Chinese Undergraduate Association. David is more than happy to answer any questions regarding to getting involved around campus.
Zachary_Kroll

Zachary Kroll is a third year finance and economics specialist entering his first year as a peer mentor. Having survived ECO204 last year, he hopes to pass on some tips and tricks of the trade in order to make your experience as painless as possible. Outside of economics, Zachary’s interests include English literature, which he also studies at The University of Toronto. He aims to cultivate a fun and relaxed environment for learning, so, please, call him Zac! 

JoannaWeijia_Li Joanna Weijia Li will be serving as a Peer Mentor at the Economics Study Centre in 2016-2017. I am a fourth-year Finance and Economics Specialist student at Woodsworth College, and I am delighted to join the team at the Economics Study Centre with a group of lovely people. I was one of the recipients of the academic aids that the ESC offers, whether it’s clarification of general concepts, explanation on intricate models, or run-through of a practice problem. I strongly suggest my fellow students to fully capitalize on this valuable free resource. Proudly being your Peer Mentors, we all share a similar vision and passion here to serve and help you in your studies. With that said, we are always more than willing to chat with you even just about our interest or experiences in learning Economics.
Abdullah_Khan Abdullah Khan is a fourth year student at Woodsworth College and is pursuing a double major in Economics and International Relations. He greatly enjoyed helping students at the ESC last year and would like to invite all first and second year economics students to avail the opportunity for advice and support at the Study Centre. Apart from academics, Abdullah takes deep interest in politics and international affairs, specifically elections worldwide. He can be frequently seen catching up with his daily intake of global news and analysis.