Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

A Comparison of Peer Tutoring to Academic Tutoring on At-Risk College Students
Dr. Valeria A. Russ

This study indicates the positive impacts of peer tutoring on at-risk students’ academic achievement. The differences between the final grades of at-risk students who received peer tutoring were compared to those who received academic tutors. In 2007, a University in the Southeastern United States began the Academic Enrichment Program (AEP), which is a two-semester program that enrolls students who are considered at-risk. In this study, the participants consisted of 105 college freshmen, 70 males and 35 females, who were conditionally enrolled at the University in the AEP. Each of the participants was assigned to peer tutoring or academic tutoring. Results of a one-way analysis of variance determined there were significant differences in final grades of students who received peer tutoring compared to academic tutoring.

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