ERIC Number: ED133641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Tutorial Assistance Program. Evaluation (Spring 1975).
Snow, Jerry; And Others
The purpose of the Tutorial Assistance Program evaluation was to determine the impact of tutoring on student achievement and academic abilities. Three questionnaires were completed by 178 males and 163 females at the University of Texas at Austin who received tutoring in the 1975 spring semester. One questionnaire was completed prior to tutoring and two after tutoring, one being an ananymous evaluation of their tutors' effectiveness. Major findings were: (1) tutor's sense of humor predicted course grade at the .05 significance level; (2) the greater the number of hours the student spent in tutoring, the higher his/her course grade was likely to be; (3) although tutor effectiveness variables alone did not predict student success or failure in their courses, a combination of GPA and tutor patience, dependability and sense of humor did; and (4) tutoring seemed to be more highly predictive of course grade than overall GPA, indicating the effectiveness of tutoring. The major conclusion was that tutoring helped students to perform at their usual level in particularly troublesome courses, although improvement in a given course was difficult to evaluate. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Office of the Dean of Students.