I’d been thinking of this just recently and I got the following e-mail in my inbox this morning (names changed for privacy).
What’s up everyone!? The athletic department is looking for physics tutors willing to help out student-athletes. The pay is $10.00/hr with an opportunity to work M-Th, 7:30-9:30pm down on central campus at athletic study halls (you don’t have to work all four nights).
I’ve done it the past few years and think its a pretty good experience — you get to help people out, get some teaching experience, and get extra money for the bar/movies/etc.
Please e-mail the tutor coordinator Jenny for more information.
To which I promptly respond.
Of course, the obvious question is can this be done for free? Or, actually, have a student-athlete type help clue one in on nutrition/physical conditioning while they get tutored in physics?
Will our unfit geek finally be motivated by some (potentially eye-catching) athlete to be a little less unfit? Will symbiosis, humiliation or the yearning to show off succeed where all else’s failed?
Stay tuned to this channel to find out.