The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of training on tutors.This manuscript began with a brief history of tutoring to dispel the common myth that the need to provide tutoring for college students is a new phenomenon.One study (Brandwein & Di Vittis, 1985) provided valuable insights into the research design, the design of the instruments developed, and the methodology used for this study.
Four research questions guided the study: 1) Does tutor training affect a tutor’s ability to identify an appropriate course of action with a student?
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» Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations This chapter will provide a summary of the purpose, methodology, and results of this study.
The scoring of the instrument was based on the tutor coordinator’s biases as to the “most desired” responses, and the scores tutors received were reported as a measure of their competence as tutors.
Each question provided only three multiple choice responses.