ERIC Number: ED036643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Nurse Tutoring Study of the City University of New York; Interim Progress Report.
Kingsborough Community Coll., Brooklyn, NY.
The purpose of the program has been to provide tutoring and remedial services to assist nursing students to graduate and enter the labor force. During the fall 1968 semester, 239 freshmen of five City University of New York (CUNY) colleges received 1,801 hours of assistance from student tutors drawn from CUNY. During the spring 1969 semester, 142 freshmen received 2,042 hours of tutoring. A coordinator employed part-time in each of the five colleges trained and guided the student tutors. Preliminary empirical assessment of the program, involving the use of a control group of freshmen of the year preceding the project and professional judgments led to conclusions including the following: (1) Tutoring appears to have a positive impact on the academic achievement of nursing students, (2) The greater the extent and/or duration of the tutoring, the greater the impact, (3) Long-term tutoring tends to benefit all ability levels; short term tutoring benefits the better students to a greater degree, (4) The source of tutors is less important than their training and supervision, (6) Program implementation requires sustained work on the part of a professional person, and (7) Tutoring increases ego strength. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Kingsborough Community Coll., Brooklyn, NY.