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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 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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Stephanie Shafer for Education Week
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
4 min read
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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.
Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week
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.
Josh Ritchie for Education Week
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.
Melissa Lyttle for Education Week
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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Special Education California Seeks Waiver on Use of Title I Tutoring Aid
The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time.
Alyson Klein, June 2, 2015
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College & Workforce Readiness 'Middle' Students Find Success Tutoring Peers, in N.Y.C. Study
A program that enlists middle-of-the-pack students to tutor their struggling peers seems to boost the test scores for both groups.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 31, 2015
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Third grader Clara Nunez, left, 2nd grader Iris Perla, second from left, 2nd grader Fredy Lopez, right, and 4th grader Wesley Nunez, front, work on homework at the 826 DC after-school center. The center is in the back of the Museum of Unnatural History in Washington.
Third grader Clara Nunez, left, 2nd grader Iris Perla, second from left, 2nd grader Fredy Lopez, right, and 4th grader Wesley Nunez, front, work on homework at the 826 DC after-school center. The center is in the back of the Museum of Unnatural History in Washington.
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Reading & Literacy Writing Centers Seek to Unlock Youths' Creativity
A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths.
Liana Loewus, June 10, 2014
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Nancy Graham teaches at Berea Middle School in Greenville, S.C., where a tutoring provider started a new program in response to NCLB waivers.
Nancy Graham teaches at Berea Middle School in Greenville, S.C., where a tutoring provider started a new program in response to NCLB waivers.
John W. Adkisson for Education Week
Federal Tutoring Firms Hit Hard by NCLB Waivers
Many for-profit providers of supplemental education services have had to pursue new K-12 revenue streams, or even close their doors, as federal funding has moved to other purposes.
Michele Molnar, August 20, 2013
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