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We've moved! Economics tutors are now located in Murphy 273! Go left off the bridge instead of right!

For more information regarding Economics tutoring or for any questions, please contact Lee Baines.

Economics tutor coordinator

Donna Anderson Profile of Donna Anderson Office hours
Professor
339C Wimberly Hall
danderson3@uwlax.edu
608.785.6864
Specialty areas:

Status of Women in the U.S. Economy; Environmental Economics; Business Sustainability; Title IX

Here at the Murphy Learning Center, our tutors are all friendly, qualified individuals. All of our tutors have gotten good grades in the classes they tutor and have been recommended by faculty from their department. In addition to their knowledge our tutors are now taking a class designed to make them effective tutors. Meet our tutors!

Taylor Franklin

Taylor Franklin

Economics, Junior

Brief Biography: I’m a transfer student and have been at La Crosse since last year as a sophomore and love everything outdoorsy; camping, hiking, and especially watersports!

Study Tip: Try to think of things from a "real world" perspective. Think of a realistic situation that applies, and then think about what a rational person would do when trying to figure out a problem. Also, there’s a bunch of great tutorials on youtube! This guy’s pretty cool and easy to understand :) https://www.youtube.com/user/ACDCLeadership 

Stephanie Drefahl

Stephanie Drefahl

Economics

Brief Biography: I enjoy traveling and have been to Germany the past two summers for a study abroad program and undergraduate research. I like learning about and experiencing different cultures and hope to live and work abroad in the future!

Study tip: Try not to fall behind in your classes - anytime you don’t understand something, practice it and ask questions! Find a place and time to study that works best for you to be successful, whether that’s the library, somewhere on campus or off campus, or in your room - the right environment can help a lot when you’re trying to focus!

Zach Cowell

Zach Cowell

Economics

Brief Biography: I am an avid Game of Thrones fan like many others. I like to spend a lot of my time watching basketball. My favorite team is the Minnesota Timberwolves, and I’m definitely ready to see them break into the playoffs!

Study Tip: Try to work through a problem first before instantly jumping to look at the answer and then working your way backwards. This will help you learn from your mistakes so that you can see what you did wrong and not make that mistake when you go an take an exam.

Max Courtney

Max Courtney

German, Economics, and Finance

Brief Biography: I like to consider myself a “modest” traveler and adventurer of the world. I love meeting new people, trying new foods, and generally making new experiences. But I never forget my roots, being born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. I love learning, chatting, eating, cooking, and hanging out with friends.

Study Tip: If the objective is to learn the material, a skill, or a language, then the process should be continued learning over a long period. This means doing a little bit of learning each day, in small concentrated segments. Take every new lesson learned as motivation to continue the habit of learning!

Madeline Coffey

Madeline Coffey

Major: Economics, Senior

About Me: I absolutely love traveling and seeing the world. I am a firm believer in everyone needing to create memories through new experiences. I enjoy Economics because there are so many parts and subsections to study I feel as though I can be doing something different everyday. My hobbies include just hanging out and chatting, baking, and watching action movies.

 

Study Tips: Ask for help! Never be too shy to say you don’t understand; talk to your professor, classmates, or your favorite tutor for help whenever you need it. No one can do everything alone so make some study buddies and collaborate!

Dayna Ball

Dayna Ball

Junior Majors: Economics and Communication Studies

About me: I love to spend my time hiking, trying out new recipes, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors. Though I was born and raised in Wisconsin and will forever be a Packers fan, I plan to live in the Twin Cities after graduation to attend grad school and start my career.

Study tips: Take advantage of all the resources you have at your fingertips as a student, like your professors, the tutoring center, library databases, fellow classmates, youtube videos, and any other credible sources you can find online. The answers to your questions are out there, but it might take a little searching to find them so manage your time wisely.



Ryleigh Prochnow

Ryleigh Prochnow

Major: Economics Minor: Political Science, Senior

About Me: Food is my favorite. I won the one and only eating contest I’ve signed up for in high school, and if I never accomplish anything else in life, at least I’ve got that. If you come to the tutor center and see someone snacking, it will most likely be me.

Study Tips: Look at your homework assignments before they are assigned. That can help give you an idea of what you need to pay extra attention to in lecture and notes.