Courses Served:

  • Intros:   ECON 1000, 1200, 1201, 1202
  • Intermediates: ECON 2201 & 2202
  • Q Intermediates: ECON 2211Q & 2212Q
  • ECON 2311Q


John Peterson


John Peterson
ECON/GIS Dual Degree
GEOG and Math Minors


Get to know John!: Before coming to UConn, I studied at my hometown high school in Simsbury, Connecticut. This is where I got my introduction to tutoring. Unfortunately, I did not get the opportunity to be a tutor/mentor in high school, but I spent a lot of time in honors classes and gave my friends tips. When I finally arrived on campus, I discovered I had passions for a few subjects in the classroom ( notably Economics). This topic was a natural fit for me. The ideas of optimization and efficiency in decision making had always been on my mind as a youngster. My nested belief in these ideals contributed to my interest and ability to teach them. I can also admit that the experience I had with tutoring friends helped as well. By fall 2019, I had started tutoring with the Economics Department and did not look back.  In addition to my tutoring duties, I spend a lot of time getting involved on campus. Clubs and student organizations help keep me motivated, happy, and engaged (like the Economics Society, Recreational Tennis and Outing Club).  Although some of them may not come back due to COVID-19, their impacts have had staying power with me. The opportunities have given me a more diverse perspective and supplied me with lifetime interests. I look forward to meeting you guys and tutoring over the rest of the year!

John has also won two awards:

  • Dr. Joseph W. McAnneny Jr. Scholarship

  • Paul N. Taylor Memorial Prize



DUE TO THE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE, ECON Tutoring will be held online for the SPRING 2021 semester using WebEx which allows for virtual video conferencing and calling in by phone. WebEx is a virtual meeting program available to all UConn students, faculty and staff. 


How to sign into the WebEx ECON Tutoring meeting room:

Virtual: Join the OAK 312 ECON Tutoring meeting by clicking here: http://s.uconn.edu/oak312webex

Call: To call in with your phone: call 415-655-0002   Meeting Access Code: 319-618-984

Please come prepared with specific questions or material in which you need clarification.

Appointments are not required. First come, first served.


Tutoring Schedule – SPRING 2021


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday