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Ticknor, Cindy S.; Shaw, Kimberly A.; Howard, Timothy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
Many institutions struggle to develop a meaningful way to assess the effectiveness of drop-in tutorial services provided to students. This article discusses the development of a data collection system based on a visitor sign-in system that proved to be an efficient method of gathering assessment data, including frequency of visits, end-of-course…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Instructional Effectiveness, Data Collection, Efficiency
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Bell, James H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Conducts two studies that asked whether undergraduates who attended one-to-one conferences on rough drafts improved as writers. Notes the first year focused on peer tutors, so few changes remained for students to make, and results were inconclusive; but the second year focused on a professional tutor. Finds 65% of revisions made afterwards were in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Revision (Written Composition), Tutoring
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Hock, Michael F.; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Notes that the effectiveness of tutoring as an intervention is controversial. Reviews research on college tutoring practices. Concludes that existing research provides some support for tutoring but does not address the issue of whether tutored students are eventually able to perform as independent learners. (RS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Reviews, Remedial Instruction