Effective Fall 2013, each MBA student receives 20 lifetime hours of free peer tutoring for core courses and the pre/co-requisite finance elective, Capital Markets and Investments. Tutoring for Columbia Business School courses is made available only to currently-enrolled MBA students; any students taking Columbia Business School courses as cross-registrants/non-MBA students are generally not eligible for tutoring -- check with the Office of Student Affairs if you are unsure of your eligibility to receive or offer tutoring. The following courses are included:
B6200 Managerial Economics
B6502 Strategy Formulation
Marketing I (formerly "Marketing Strategy")
Global Economic Environment
B6101 Business Analytics
Marketing II (formerly "Managing Marketing Programs")
Capital Markets and Investments
English Language (see below for more details)
OSA is now using TutorTrac, an online tutor booking system. Through this system, students will log on and book time with tutors for tutoring. To access the system, please use the following link. You should be able to use your lifetimeID to log in. Students tutored in a group of two or more can pool their hours. Additional hours beyond the 20 allocated may be scheduled at the expense of the student. Students facing academic issues should meet with a member of the Office of Student Affairs academic team if they are in need of additional resources. Additionally, a master list of tutors (below) is posted at the
beginning of the semester and is updated with additional names
regularly throughout the semester. Click here for the master list of tutors (Fall 2013)
In all other courses, students may ask the teaching assistant or professor to recommend others who have taken the course previously and done well. Students will then have to ask those recommended if they are interested in tutoring, and make arrangements regarding hours and the fee to be paid.
In addition to the School’s established tutoring policy, international MBA students are eligible for five hours of English tutoring per semester (twenty total hours during their time here). English language tutoring is coordinated by the Chazen Institute, located in Uris 2M2. Students should contact Chazen for more information. Students tutored in groups of two or more students can pool their hours. Additional hours beyond the allocated twenty total hours may be scheduled for an hourly fee.
Cancellation Policy and Missed Appointments:
Students and Tutors, please make sure if you need to cancel, that you give the person you have an appointment with at least 24 hours notice. If it is an emergency situation, please contact them as soon as possible. If a student does not show up within 15 minutes of the scheduled appointment and has not contacted the tutor to say they are on their way, the tutor may leave. Tutors are not compensated for appointments that have not been fulfilled.
If a student misses more than one scheduled appointment without notifying the tutor, the tutor should notify the Office of Student Affairs, who will then issue a warning to the student. If a student continues to miss scheduled appointments without notifying the tutor, after the warning has been issued, their tutoring privileges may be revoked.