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ERIC Number: EJ1114523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
A Spoonful of Success: Undergraduate Tutor-Tutee Interactions and Performance
Marx, Jonathan; Wolf, Michelle G.; Howard, Kimberly
Learning Assistance Review, v21 n2 p85-108 Fall 2016
We explore how the dynamics of the tutor-tutee relationship influence students' self-reliance and, ultimately, course performance. We examine 333 tutor and tutee pairs at a student success center at a public, comprehensive, university attended by approximately 5,000 undergraduates enrolled in more than 60 courses during spring 2015. The results indicate that, as the frequency and quality of the interactions between tutor and tutees increase, the tutors are more likely to foster independent study habits in the tutee. The incorporation of independent study habits was then associated with better course outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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