Saturday, September the 10th, 2005

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.

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2 Responses to “Barter-able”

  1. anita says:

    i’m thinking they’re mostly football players, and i doubt they’d be able to give you nutritional advice that you can actually follow, being a vegetarian and all. and conditioning…well, you’d probably hurt yourself if you did the type of conditioning they do : )

  2. wahgnube says:

    Shushhhh. Don’t ruin my fantasy.

    These aren’t the big burly male footballer types, these are more like an army of petite gentle ultra-flexible vegan yoga instructors (they’re athletes too, if you stretch the definition of the term). Ones who are so starved for physics knowledge, they’d be happy to barter whatever in return.

    A geek can dream.

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