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ERIC Number: ED521633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 118
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-8456-5
The Relationship between Tutoring and Student Success
Ugo, Adanta N.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Community colleges have served as the gateway to educational opportunities for many individuals by providing open access to certificate programs and associate degrees, and--more recently--developmental studies for underprepared students. However, only 29.5% of these students actually receive a degree. Research has been conducted to determine why so few underprepared students actually receive a degree; however, that research rarely differentiates between community college transfer students, students seeking to obtain a certificate or an associate degree, and 4-year university students. From the existing research, retention programs have been created and developed to increase retention in community colleges that include student success centers and tutoring programs. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between students who utilized mathematics tutoring and their academic achievement, completion rates, persistence rates, retention rates, and final letter grades. This quantitative study was conducted using data collected from San Jacinto College District-North in the United States, and includes all students registered in pre-algebra, introductory algebra, intermediate algebra, and college algebra during Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. The findings determine that there was no statistically significant difference between students that utilized the student success center mathematics tutoring and those who did not for students registered for Pre-Algebra 0304, Introductory Algebra 0305, and College Algebra 1314. There was a statistically significant difference in students registered in Intermediate Algebra 0306. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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