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Head Peer Mentor

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Faculty Advisor

Robert Gazzale

Study Center Coordinator

Jenny Fan

 

The Economics Study Centre

Now Hiring - Economics Study Center Peer Mentor Positions for 2018-19

The Economics Department invites qualified Economics and Commerce students to apply for the 2018 – 2019 peer mentor positions at the Economics Study Center to assist and advise first and second year students in the following courses:

  • Introductory Economics (ECO 101/102/105)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (ECO 200/204/206)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO 202/208/209)
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics (ECO 220/227) 

Eligibility:
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria by the end of the 2018 summer session:

  • Completed one course in each of the three 200-level groups listed below (with A- or higher in two or more of the three courses):
    • Microeconomics: ECO 200/204/206
    • Macroeconomics: ECO 202/208/209
    • Econometrics: ECO 220/227 / STA257+261
  • 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.

Additional criteria that will be considered:

  • Evidence of leadership potential and excellent communication skills.
  • Previous peer tutoring experience considered an asset

Roles and Responsibilities:

Upon appointment peer mentors are expected to:

  • Hold either a one 4-hour session per week or two 2-hour sessions per week from September 2018 through April 2019.  These sessions will be scheduled during regular hours (Mondays through Fridays).
  • Attend the mandatory Peer Mentor Orientation and Training session.
  • Sign-in and sign-out of each session.
  • Notify the staff advisor of any student in difficulty.
  • Maintain session logs which are to be submitted electronically each week to the staff advisor. 
  • Administer and respond to evaluations.
  • Submit a report with your feedback of the Study Center in December 2018 and April 2019 to the staff advisor.

Remuneration:

Economics Study Center peer mentors are paid the undergraduate TA wage rate (currently $44.44 / hour).

To apply
:

Please download the Economics Study Center Peer Mentor Application form,
and email ecostudycentre@economics.utoronto.ca from your UToronto email the following
three documents (ideally combined in one single file) by 11:59 P.M., Wednesday, August 15, 2018

(1) The completed application form (download here)
(2) One page resume/CV 
(3) A copy of your transcripts (available from ACORN/ROSI)

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and interviewed.  

** Please note: the Economics Study Centre is currently closed and will resume in September 2018. Have a great summer break! **