Peer Versus Faculty Tutoring’s Impact on Mathematics Performance of University Freshmen

  • Shafeak Ghanie Faculty of Natural Sciences , University of Guyana
Keywords: Small-Group Peer Tutoring, Non-Reciprocal Peer Tutoring, Same-year, First-year University, Mathematics

Abstract

Peer tutoring programs at the university level have become widespread globally in an effort to improve academic performance in underprepared students especially in high risk courses such as Algebra, Calculus and Statistics. This study was designed to ascertain whether peer tutoring can be as effective as tutoring by a professional faculty member and thus be a plausible alternative learning strategy that can be employed by universities to improve Mathematics performance especially among freshmen.

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2015-04-30
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