UMass Boston

Student Resources


The department encourages students to make use of its tutoring program. The program provides free individual or group tutoring throughout the semester for students who are enrolled in Econ 101, Econ 102, Econ 201, Econ 202, or Econ 205. The tutors are undergraduate majors who have generally excelled in the specific course in which they are tutoring.

If you are interested in receiving help from a tutor, contact Academic Support Services. If you encounter any difficulties in arranging for tutoring, please don't give up; instead, contact either your instructor or the coordinator of the department's tutoring program.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you should contact the department's Tutor Coordinator. Prospective tutors should have a strong background in economics and have successfully completed the course in which they wish to tutor. Tutors receive an hourly wage and generally find tutoring to be an excellent learning experience.  Qualified international students are eligible to receive payment as tutors.

Computer Lab

The economics department has a small computer lab available (with access to the internet) for economics majors. The lab is not staffed, but is open whenever the economics office is staffed

Student Course Evaluations

Student evaluations of all economics courses are carried out during the last two weeks of each term. Student opinions are helpful to the individual faculty member and the department as a whole. The results of the evaluations serve two purposes: first, they provide valuable feedback to instructors who wish to improve their teaching performance; and second, they provide an important input into the department's process of personnel reviews -- that is, decisions concerning reappointments, merit awards, tenure, and promotion.