Tutoring Help

The Office of Academic Advising offers two types of tutoring sessions – Learning Den and PILOT. The tutors are undergraduate students who have taken courses in a prior year and have done well.

Learning Den is small group tutoring. Students are expected to bring questions or material to review – learning den tutors do not prepare lessons to teach. The CFE classes that Learning Den supports are Elements of Macroeconomics, Elements of Microeconomics, and Financial Markets & Institutions.

PILOT is group tutoring for designed for students taking introductory courses. Students are organized into small groups of no more than a dozen members who meet weekly to work through problem sets with the tutor. PILOT is offered for Elements of Macroeconomics and Elements of Microeconomics.


There are many student organizations doing activities related to finance/business/entrepreneurship. Here we list the groups most focused on finance; if you’d like to be listed, please send us an email.

The Marshal L. Salant Investment Team provides students with a hands-on experience managing equities in a real money portfolio.

The Financial Analysts Club is a forum to discuss market events and macroeconomic trends, where students pitch futures contracts and host networking events.

Kahn Academy – offers great introductory lessons on economics and finance.

Financial Times – Johns Hopkins students have free access to the Financial Times. Just visit the webpage while connected to Hopkins wifi and create an account.

JHU Career Center – the Finance Career Academy is particularly useful for students who wish to pursue a profession in the field.

Sheridan Library Guide to Bloomberg Terminals – some CFE classes require students to collect data using Bloomberg Terminals.

There are endless sources of of economic data, however below are some of the most widely used in CFE courses.

Library Databases – easy access to Johns Hopkins database subscriptions. The economics and finance pages hold the most relevance to the CFE.

FRED – the St. Louis Federal Reserve has an excellent array of economic data that is open to the public.

Ken French Data Library – economic data utilized in CFE courses.