On the same Thursday afternoon, in a room on the 4th floor of the Hall Building (Room H-460), Melissa Marginson and Gowthtiriga Nirmalathithakumar are reviewing their notes as they wait for their next clients to arrive.
The tutors — both accounting majors — help business students who are enrolled in two core courses: COMM 215 – Business Statistics and COMM 217 – Financial Accounting. These are classes all John Molson School of Business undergrad students must take, regardless of their major.
Nirmalathithakumar’s favourite aspect of her part-time job is leading “exam cram” sessions with multiple students. “I've always wanted to teach a class, and I have that opportunity here.”
Marginson also provides assistance for another core course, COMM 305 – Managerial Accounting. She‘s found that going over the material with other students strengthens her own knowledge of it.
And there’s the added plus of meeting lots of interesting people. “They often come back after mid-terms, and they’re really happy they did well,” Marginson says. “They’re very grateful.”
See the complete list of tutoring services offered by Student Learning Services, and check out additional tutoring services available through the Dean of Students Office. Be sure to check with your department as well.