Peer Tutors and Exam Prep Facilitators

A group of Management students reflecting on their exams

Do you need help understanding your first-year course content?

Not to worry! The Department of Management offers a free service for first-year students to participate in a Peer Tutor Program to help you with your core courses. Start early to build smart study skills and make new friends in the upper year.

Apply to be a peer tutor or
an exam prep facilitator

Apply for tutoring assistence

Currently, we are seeking peer tutors and tutees for the following courses:
 

MATA32  

Calculus for Management I

MATA33

Calculus for Management II

MGTA35

Management Communications

MGTA36

Management Communications for Co-op

MGAB01

Introductory Financial Accounting I

MGAB02

Introductory Financial Accounting II

MGEA02

Introduction to Microeconomics: A Mathematical Approach

MGEA06

Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach

Format

  • An upper-year student will spend one-on-one time with you to help you understand your challenges in a specific course. This is an addition to TAs and faculty support who are also available to answer your questions and help yo succeed.
  • You meet weekly for one hour for a minimum of three weeks for each course that you need help with, and you can extend this weekly support for the length of the entire course. 
  • You can also join a Management Smart Study Group, where you and your peers can help each other understand course materials on a regular basis.

 

Key Dates

  •  Apply early to get matched to a peer tutor. You can apply every semester, two weeks after the first day of each semester and even after your midterms. 

 

Additional Resources

There is more help available! All students can access the Math and Statistics Support Centre at U of T Scarborough.

 

Launch math and stats support

 

Meet Your Peer Tutors
 

Peer tutor Haochen Song

Haochen Song
Management Co-op, Finance Specialist

Why did you become a peer tutor?

I want to help the juniors as much as I can, just as the people who once helped me.

What is your most memorable experience as a peer tutor/exam prep facilitator?

After several hard-working days for an exam with my tutee, the moment when we witnessed his progress and he said "love you man!"

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

My hobbies include fitness and reading.
 


Peer tutor Leah Zandberg

Leah Zandberg
Management Co-op, Finance Specialist

Why did you become a peer tutor?

Mostly because I missed calculus but also because I enjoy teaching/tutoring and seeing students’ faces when they finally understand something they’ve been struggling with.

What valuable study tip can you give first-year students?

Avoid cramming at all costs. Instead, plan to focus on one chapter/section per day and review the material you’ve already studied. This way, it’ll all be in your long-term memory and will be a lot easier to recall on the exam.

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

Once when I was about 10, I was so tired at Girl Guide Camp that I fell asleep half-lying against what I believe was a pile of canvas and propane bottles while we were watching Finding Nemo.
 


Peer tutor Farah Ghafoor

Farah Ghafoor
Management Co-op, Accounting Specialist

Why did you become a peer tutor?

To help first-year student with their transition into university!

What valuable study tip can you give first-year students?

Study early to keep up with your classes. It’s really easy to fall behind, especially in online courses.

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

One of my favourite hobbies is writing.
 


Peer tutor Wendy Song

Wendy Song
Management, Finance Specialist

Why did you become a peer tutor?

I joined the Management peer tutor program in my second year of study. I was trying to engage myself in different extracurricular activities when I saw the poster of this program on the wall of the IC building, so I joined in!

What valuable study tip can you give first-year students?

Taking notes is important. Your notes don't have to look very nice and neat, but the important thing is that you should understand your own notes and use them to review for exams.

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

I am a foodie, I LOVE food and enjoy cooking. I have an Instagram account with more than 700 posts about food.
 


Peer tutor Yanqing Wu

Yanqing Wu
Management, Finance Specialist (Economics Minor)

Why did you become a peer tutor?

I wanted to become a peer tutor because I have received a lot of help from my friends and senior students. I want to help first years fit in with the new environment and reach their goals.

What valuable study tip can you give first-year students?

Don't be shy. If you have questions, ask professors or friends until you get it. It is not an embarrassment, and professors always welcome your questions. You will get a much better grade if you make good use of office hours. Leverage the resources available within the university!

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

I like animals, especially dogs and cats. I always watch animal videos online!
 


Peer tutor Weixin Xiong

Weixin Xiong
Management, Economics Specialist

Why did you become a peer tutor?

I really want to share my study tips with others. I also want to gain experience tutoring because I hope to be a TA to help more students.

What valuable study tip can you give first-year students?

In first year, the most important part is to practice and reinforce the basics instead of trying to solve those hard questions. As long as you grasp the basic knowledge, you can use it easily under any circumstance. I think first-year concepts are the most important part in university because your further study will require that knowledge.

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

I am quite interested in music. Playing the piano and singing are my hobbies. Choosing a song I like then playing it on my own is enjoyable. 
 


Peer tutor Ye Chan

Ye Chan
Management, Economics Specialist

Why did you become a peer tutor?

I just want to do what I can to help first-years get through the transition smoothly. At the same time, it is a journey to gain friendship!

What is your most memorable experience as a peer tutor?

When I put my heart and soul into teaching and eventually the tutee recognizes my efforts, the sense of achievement is priceless.

What valuable study tip can you give first-year students?

Always remember to preview course materials in advance then organize notes after class. Consolidate your lecture notes on a regular basis.

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

I'm a music lover who sings and plays the violin. I also enjoy dancing, traveling, and watching YouTube. I'm a big fan of spicy food, too! 
 


Peer tutor Peitong Lu

Peitong Lu
Double Degree, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

Why did you become a peer tutor?

I have learned a lot from those conscientious TAs who are senior students in our program. I would like to do the same thing for our first-year students and help them understand the course materials.

What valuable study tip can you give first-year students?

Because of the transition to university, some people may not get used to autonomous learning. Also, the course material is certainly harder than that in high school! It is important to acquire solid basic knowledge in the first year. In addition to paying attention in class, previewing and reviewing course materials helps reinforce the learning. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed.

Tell us one thing about you: Fun fact, hobbies, or pet peeve?

I like observing people in the public. It's interesting to observe everything around me and discover things that most people don’t pay attention to.