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ERIC Number: EJ1089018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Evidence to Support Peer Tutoring Programs at the Undergraduate Level
Colver, Mitchell; Fry, Trevor
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v46 n1 p16-41 2016
The present study examined undergraduate peer tutoring in three phases. Phase I qualitatively surveyed students' perceptions about the effectiveness of tutoring. Phase II examined the usefulness of promoting regular use of services through a tutoring contract. Phase III utilized an archival, quasi-experimental approach to estimate the effect of peer tutoring on students who repeated an undergraduate course and either received tutoring or did not receive tutoring during their second attempt. Results revealed a significant estimated treatment effect, lending support to a causal relationship between tutoring and final course outcomes. Tutoring was especially beneficial for first-generation college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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