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Reinheimer, David; McKenzie, Kelly – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
A cohort of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undeclared freshmen at a medium-sized university in Pennsylvania was used to study the relationship between tutoring and the retention rates and decision paths of undeclared students. Undeclared students who did and did not receive tutoring were tracked over four years to determine rate and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Persistence, Program Effectiveness, Tutoring
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Cooper, Erik – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
While tutoring as a whole has been demonstrated to improve student learning across a variety of subjects and age groups, there is little published evidence for the effectiveness of drop-in tutoring at the undergraduate level. This type of tutoring can be derided as homework help; however, it is clear from this study that students who made use of…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Peer Teaching, Academic Support Services, College Students
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Fullmer, Patricia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
This article summarizes the use of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis and subsequent action planning as a tool of self-assessment to meet CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education) requirements for systematic assessment. The use of the evaluation results to devise improvements to increase the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Tutoring, Tutorial Programs, Program Evaluation
Hendriksen, Sharon Ishiki; Yang, Lifen; Love, Barbara; Hall, Mary C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
This article describes the developments in the assessment journey of a tutoring academic support program in a community college. The goal of our study was to determine if the Learning Center was doing what it said it was doing and what it could do to improve its services. Traditionally, the center had been evaluated on such accomplishments as…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Tutoring, Learning Centers (Classroom), Community Colleges
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Xu, Yonghong; Hartman, Stacey; Uribe, Guillermo; Mencke, Reed – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Demonstrates that tutorial assistance, independent of variables of gender, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score, math placement level, and high school grade point average (GPA), had a significant effect on students' final examination scores in a mathematics course. Finds that math performance of the selected sample had a positive relationship to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Peer Teaching