Tutoring

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School & District Management Opinion 8 Considerations for Designing High-Impact Tutoring
The most important rule is to start small and find success before expanding, writes Kevin Newman of the KIPP Foundation.
Kevin Newman, June 8, 2021
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Student Achievement Opinion Learning Recovery: The Research on Tutoring, Extended School Year, and Other Strategies
Evidence points most strongly to the value of high-dose tutoring, but other approaches have merit too, writes researcher Heather C. Hill.
Heather C. Hill, April 28, 2021
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Student Achievement 3 Studies for District Leaders to Read as They Plan for Learning Recovery
How can districts plan for programs that help catch up students affected academically by the pandemic? These three studies provide clues.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 11, 2021
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Student Achievement Where Can We Find Lots of Tutors? Bill in Congress Would Deploy Teachers-in-Training
A bipartisan proposal in the Senate eyes teacher-candidates as a promising source to help districts scale up intensive tutoring programs.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 25, 2021
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Student Achievement What Would a National Tutoring Program Look Like? Can We Afford It?
A "pay it forward" tutoring corps could reach thousands of students and cost $5 billion to $15 billion, a new blueprint concludes.
Stephen Sawchuk, December 16, 2020
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Student Achievement Letter to the Editor Effective Tutoring Can Be Affordable
To the Editor:
I was delighted to see the August 19 article, “High-Dosage Tutoring Is Effective, But Expensive: Ideas for Making It Work” (Special Report: How We Go Back to School, www.edweek.org.) However, the article contains a serious misconception. In discussing costs of tutoring, it gave a figure of $3,800 per student based on a highly unusual study of math tutoring in Chicago high schools. The Chicago study is one of very few conducted at the high school level. It provided an extraordinary amount of one-to-two tutoring in mathematics and was unique in many other ways. Tutoring is most often used (and evaluated) in reading and in elementary schools
September 9, 2020
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Student Achievement Explainer High-Dosage Tutoring Is Effective, But Expensive. Ideas for Making It Work
Individual or small group tutoring is the most powerful strategy schools can use to respond to pandemic learning losses.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 19, 2020
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Student Achievement Explainer Overcoming COVID-19 Learning Loss
Halting erosion to learning is critical as the new school year begins. Well-known practices backed by research are the best solution.
August 19, 2020
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Families & the Community Opinion Parents as Emergency Teachers? The Research Offers Cautions and Opportunities for Schools
Parents can be effective teachers, but they need the right kind of support from schools.
Heather C. Hill & Susanna Loeb, April 7, 2020
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In the early-morning light, Lisa Newhouse teaches a VIPKid class to students in China from a virtual classroom in her home in Freeport, Minn. VIPKid is a tutoring platform that connects U.S. and Canadian teachers with students abroad.
In the early-morning light, Lisa Newhouse teaches a VIPKid class to students in China from a virtual classroom in her home in Freeport, Minn. VIPKid is a tutoring platform that connects U.S. and Canadian teachers with students abroad.
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Student Achievement Cash-Strapped Teachers Are Getting Up Early to Tutor Students in China
Frustrated by low pay, some U.S. teachers are spending their free time working for online tutoring platforms based in China.
Sarah Schwartz, September 19, 2018
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Algebra Nation study expert Darnell Boursiquot high fives Polo Park Middle School students as he makes his way through a hallway on May 24 at the Wellington, Fla., school.
Algebra Nation study expert Darnell Boursiquot high fives Polo Park Middle School students as he makes his way through a hallway on May 24 at the Wellington, Fla., school.
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Student Achievement How an Online Tutor Became a 'Math Celebrity'
Students and teachers alike line up for autographs and selfies with 26-year-old Darnell Boursiquot, a wildly popular tutor for the online learning platform Algebra Nation.
Benjamin Herold, May 31, 2018
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Senior Melvin Rivas, right, chats with his freshman mentee, Terrace Manley, during breakfast at Summit High School in Fontana, Calif. During their breakfasts, Melvin checks on how Terrace is doing, offers him tutoring when classes get tough, or encourages him to join a sports team—all are aimed at helping Terrace make a smooth transition into high school.
Senior Melvin Rivas, right, chats with his freshman mentee, Terrace Manley, during breakfast at Summit High School in Fontana, Calif. During their breakfasts, Melvin checks on how Terrace is doing, offers him tutoring when classes get tough, or encourages him to join a sports team—all are aimed at helping Terrace make a smooth transition into high school.
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Student Achievement From Our Research Center Peers Guide 9th Graders Through 'Make-or-Break' Year
Fewer freshmen are failing at Summit High School, thanks to a program that trains juniors and seniors to mentor younger peers.
Catherine Gewertz, November 1, 2017
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In STEM AutoTutor, an artificially intelligent computer program for teaching middle school math and science, virtual characters help students think through their goals and the different approaches they might try to solve a problem as well as the procedures they need to know.
In STEM AutoTutor, an artificially intelligent computer program for teaching middle school math and science, virtual characters help students think through their goals and the different approaches they might try to solve a problem as well as the procedures they need to know.
Student Achievement How 'Intelligent' Tutors Could Transform Teaching
Robots won't put teachers out of a job soon, but tutoring systems powered by artificial intelligence might well change classroom practice.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 26, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Test-Prep Companies Barred From SAT Debut
Most of the registered test-takers blocked from taking the new SAT on March 5 worked for tutoring companies.
Catherine Gewertz, March 8, 2016
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