Peer Experts

Would You Like to be a Peer Expert?

Peer Expert Application

The application for the 2020-2021 year is currently open. The deadline to submit the application is March 27, 2020 by 11:59PM. Learn more about the job description and the application process.


Meet the 2019-2020 Peer Experts


Peer Expert - Camryn Bellish

 

Camryn Bellish


Major: Health Sciences

Minors: Psychology and Theatre

Fun Fact: I love musicals!


 


Peer Expert Team Captain - Paige Butauski

 

Paige Butauski | Team Captain


Major: Psychology

Minor: Cognitive Science

Fun Fact: I won prom queen in high school!


 


Peer Expert - Gabby Lapurga

 

Gabby Lapurga


Major: Psychology

Minor: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fun Fact: I went to Peru this summer on a medical service trip!


 


Peer Expert - Walden Li

 

Walden Li


Major: Psychology

Minor: Computer & Information Science

Fun Fact: I like pineapple on my pizza.
 

 


Peer Expert - Lilly Lin

 

Lilly Lin


Major: Cognitive Neuroscience

Minor: Psychology

Fun Fact: I like to do calligraphy!
 


Peer Expert - Elizabeth Morris

 

Elizabeth Morris


Major: Psychology

Minor: Business

Fun Fact: I love playing Dungeons and Dragons!


 


Peer Expert - Mark Roberts

 

Mark Roberts


Major: Neuroscience

Fun Fact: I played ice hockey through high school and still play intramural hockey during the winter.
 


 


Peer Expert - Jessie Sherry

 

Jessie Sherry


Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Clinical Psychology and Business

Fun Fact: I'm a fitness instructor on campus!


 


Peer Expert Resource Manager - Megan Wetterau

 

Megan Wetterau | Resource Manager


Major: Psychology

Minor: History

Fun Fact: I've broken my chin twice at pools.


 


Peer Expert Job Description

  • Work with students providing explanations or concepts and guidance on practice problems but will NOT do homework problems for the student.
  • Peer Experts are scheduled to work 5-8 hours per week in the Learning Lab.
  • Peer Experts present at least one review session each semester to a group of over 100 students. Review sessions take place in the evenings before each of the Psychology 2220 exams.
  • Peer Experts assist in Psychology 2220 classes 1-3 times each semester. Psychology 2220 classes are typically on MWF in autumn and spring semesters.
  • After reporting to work promptly at the scheduled time, Peer Experts are expected to be helpful, courteous, and respectful to students at all times.
  • Peer Experts work with a student for one or two problems at a time and then to move on to other students who need assistance.
  • Peer Experts provide feedback to students and offer an opportunity for discussion and exploration of concepts in data analysis.
  • Peer Experts encourage students in the Learning Lab to work with and learn from each other.
  • Peer Experts attend in-person trainings and complete weekly practice problems to review concepts and sharpen their explanatory skills. Particularly in autumn semester, Peer Experts should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week on training.
  • All Peer Experts must be available on the Friday before classes start in Autumn semester for a mandatory training and orientation.

Peer Expert Qualifications

  • Peer Experts must be knowledgeable about data analysis content covered in Psychology 2220.
  • Peer Experts should possess excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Peer Experts should be skilled in using SPSS and Excel and be willing to learn more advanced skills.
  • Peer Experts should have a patient, helpful, caring, and sensitive demeanor and a positive attitude when working with students.
  • To apply, you must be an undergraduate student at Ohio State in AU20 and SP21.

Hiring Process

  • Interested students apply to be a Peer Expert for the upcoming academic year during the prior spring semester (March).
  • Following the online application, applicants for the Peer Expert positions complete an online Skills Test covering content from Psychology 2220.
  • Selected applicants are invited to interview in April.
  • After interviews, applicants may be offered a position as a Peer Expert for the upcoming academic year.
  • During the summer, Peer Experts complete online training and readings to sharpen their data analysis and tutoring skills.
  • On the Friday before classes start in autumn semester, Peer Experts must attend a mandatory orientation before starting work in the Learning Lab.

Peer Expert Compensation

  • Beginning Peer Experts are paid at an hourly rate of $8.75.
  • Peer Experts who return to work in the Learning Lab in succeeding years may receive an increase in their hourly rate.

 


Would You Like to be a Peer Expert?

 

Complete our Peer Expert Application.

  • Applications open in early spring semester 2020.
  • You can start this application and return later to finish it. Your answers will be automatically saved.
  • We review all applications after the March 20 deadline.
  • On March 21, applicants are contacted with more information about taking a Skills Test over concepts in data analysis during the week of March 23-30. The test is on Carmen and will give us an indication of your expertise in data analysis in psychology.
  • Following the Skills Test, you may be contacted for a follow-up interview during the week of April 13-17..
  • Please email Learning Lab Manager, psychlearninglab@osu.edu, with any questions or concerns.
Questions? Email psychlearninglab@osu.edu

 

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