Peer Experts

Meet the 2020-2021 Peer Experts


Peer Expert - Camryn Bellish

Camryn Bellish | Team Captain

Major: Health Sciences | Minors: Psychology and Theatre


 


 

 

 

Adam Falknor

 


Adam Falknor

Major: Accounting | Minor: General Psychology
 

 

Emily Huffman

 

 



Emily Huffman

Major: Neuroscience | Minor: Substance Misuse and Addiction

 

 


Sonya Patel

 



Sonya Patel

Major: Psychology | Minor: Business

 

 

 

Emma Walker

 

Emma Walker

Major: Psychology

 

 

 

 

 


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 AU21 and SP22.

Hiring Process

  • Interested students apply to be a Peer Expert for the upcoming academic year during the prior spring semester.
  • 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.
  • 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?

 

Check back SP22 for information on the 2022-2023 application.


Questions? Email psychlearninglab@osu.edu

 

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