ERIC Number: ED343992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Tutoring Success! A Joint Project of Anderson School District One and the National Dropout Prevention Center.
This manual details the fundamental steps necessary to create a successful tutoring program. It is based on the experiences of the Anderson (South Carolina) School District One (ASDO) in their tutoring project initiated in 1989-90. The school district intended to increase homework completion, raise test scores, improve attendance, and generate more positive attitudes toward learning and the school system. The following five steps are essential for establishing a tutoring program: (1) goal setting; (2) program operation; (3) recruitment; (4) orientation and supervision; and (5) evaluation. Details for each step are described and illustrated from the experience of the ASDO. In the ASDO, marked progress was seen in each of the areas of concern, as potential dropouts became future graduates and many volunteers invested time and energy in the educational growth of the children. There is a five-item list of references. An appendix contains sample forms used in establishing the tutoring program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Dropout Programs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Remedial Instruction, School Districts, Student Attitudes, Tutorial Programs, Urban Schools
National Dropout Prevention Center, 205 Martin Street, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-5111 ($2.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.; Anderson School District One, Williamston, SC.