ERIC Number: ED059696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Organized Tutoring and Advising by Upperclassmen with "Predicted Unsuccessful" Freshmen. Final Report.
Wright, Robert M.
This is the report of a study conducted at Northeast Missouri State College to discover if tutoring and advising can change academically unsuccessful freshmen into more successful students. To this end, a total of 799 students were tutored by competent upper-division students during the 1970-71 academic year in the fields of English, mathematics, social science, and science. Results show that this method is a relatively effective means for raising achievement levels of a substantial number of freshmen and/or sophomores in certain required courses. Students predicted lowest in achievement appeared to profit least from tutoring, or did not take advantage of it. Those predicted in the average range appeared to profit most from tutoring and participated most. The numbers of freshmen placed on probation or suspension during 1970-71 were reduced as compared to the corresponding semesters of 1969-70. Individual attention and relative motivation are suspected to be contributing factors in higher achievement levels. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Missouri State Univ., Kirksville.