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A review of the literature demonstrates that grade retention often fails to improve the academic and socio-emotional outcomes of retained students. However, the literature suggests that retained students who act as peer tutors often experience improved school performance and self-concepts. This action research study aimed to identify and implement an intervention that would improve the academic and socio-emotional outcomes of a twice-retained third-grade student.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2009
A Human-Computer Partnership: The Tutor/Child/Computer Triangle Promoting the Acquisition of Early Literacy Skills
This study involved the analysis of the complex interactions that take place between tutors and preschool children using a computer during early literacy tutoring sessions. Eight five-year-old pre- and early-readers (four boys and four girls) attending a childcare centre participated in daily 20-minute tutoring sessions for two weeks. The literacy software (a beta version) was especially designed to guide tutors while working one-on-one with elementary school students falling into the lower 30% of reading achievement (i.e., at-risk). Rigorous grounded theory analyses generated three comprehensive themes: rapport, motivation, and scaffolding. The first focused on interpersonal issues, the latter two on teaching/learning.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2008
This article explores how supervisors of teachers preparing dissertations can create a space for the imagination in the tutorial setting. The imagination is seen as “opening up to possibility,” where the student is taking a step into the unknown. The article discusses how the tutor can best support this, taking the theme of “holding the space for the student's learning.”
Updated: Jun. 10, 2008