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ERIC Number: ED548136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 151
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-7382-3
An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of Undergraduate Students Seeking Peer-Tutoring University Resources at a Four-Year Public Institution
Benoit, Sherry Waldon
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the stories of the study participants in an effort to understand why students voluntarily sought peer-tutoring, what impact they felt the peer-tutoring had on their academic success, and how they perceived the relationship with their tutor. Narrative inquiry was used to collect data through individual interviews. Study participants sought peer-tutoring to strengthen academic success. Based on the findings of this study, peer-tutoring was overall a positive experience for students who voluntarily sought it as a resource. Study participants most satisfied with the tutoring experience reported a formed relationship with the tutor. Those study participants who considered their tutors a friend expressed more satisfaction overall with the tutoring experience than those who described their relationship with their tutor as "professional." [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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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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