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Havens, Peter Sebastian; Williams, Melanie Stallings – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
While peer-assisted (PAL) learning strategies have been successful in K-12 programs, such practices are used less commonly at the college level. In addition, PAL programs are aimed largely at student populations who are struggling (for example, learning disabled students) or in topics where many students encounter difficulty (for example, math and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Peer Teaching, Learning Strategies, Humanities
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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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Griswold, W. Gary – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2006
Little research has discussed how writing center tutors can help postsecondary students develop skill in reading. Via individual interviews, this investigator collected data from eleven writing center tutors at a large urban public university. Analysis of this data suggests that while nearly all of the tutors lacked specific knowledge of how…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Tutors, Interviews
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Wright, Robin Redmon – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Examines affective influences on male student attitudes toward peer tutoring. Indicates that gender-specific sociolinguistic characteristics as well as cultural pressures impacted male students' willingness to seek academic assistance. Finds that both male developmental mathematics tutors and male developmental mathematics students admitted to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Males, Mathematics Instruction, Peer Teaching
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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