Calvin Wong ’15 (accounting) spends 20 hours a week helping other students. He’s a tutor at the Mihaylo Tutoring Center, specializing in accounting, and his goal is to see improvement among the students he works with. “I see the same students quite often, and it is really great to see them progress,” he says.
The tutoring center is located in the West Pavilion of Mihaylo Hall and offers help on accounting, business writing, economics, finance, and information systems and decision sciences. The center is open 36 hours a week, including two hours a day of Skype sessions for ISDS. It runs through an appointment system, and students may conveniently book online with any available tutor. “Being able to make an appointment online is really convenient and ensures that I get the help that I need,” says Christian Martinez ’16 (management).
The tutors are students hired through career center job postings. Tutors must be great communicators, problem solvers, and must maintain a professional attitude at work. The center also looks for students that are able to tutor in multiple subjects for more flexibility. Many of the tutors are students that are highly involved within Mihaylo College and have been with the center for multiple semesters. “As I spend more time with my students, they begin to see me more as a friend instead of a superior,” says Wong. “I’ve also helped one student figure out what he wanted to do in the future and it is really rewarding to know that I am making an impact on them.”