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ERIC Number: EJ860791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Delivering One-to-One Tutoring in Literacy via Videoconferencing
Houge, Timothy T.; Geier, Constance
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n2 p154-163 Oct 2009
To date, nearly all one-to-one literacy instruction is delivered in person, often in university-based reading clinic settings. This traditional tutoring format, however, has not met the needs or fit the schedules of many adolescents. Distance technology, accompanied with research that confirms literacy instructional components do remain intact, has been proposed as an alternative. This study presents the results of one-to-one literacy tutoring delivered to 61 adolescents in grades 4-12 via videoconferencing. Students' pre- and postreading and spelling scores on a standardized assessment were used as indicators of growth in the areas of accuracy, fluency, comprehension, and spelling. Results indicated that adolescent readers made significant growth in all areas. In addition, our informal observations of social interactions between the tutors and their students assured us that the social dimensions of one-to-one tutoring were not sacrificed when they met via distance technology. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gray Oral Reading Test