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Thank you, listers!  And Alan, I bet a lot of us are grateful for the citations you've offered.

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From: Alan Thomas Craig <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:09 am
Subject: Re: Recent research on Impact of tutor training?
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> Jan,
> 
> While there are a number of studies and articles about the 
> effectiveness of tutoring, you are right that studies 
> demonstrating the positive impacts of tutor training on 
> retention, grades, exams, and learning outcomes are much rarer.
> 
> From the flip side: One study of tutoring found no positive 
> impact and in explanation of this, the author stated that "the 
> most significant difference [versus another program with a 
> positive impact] was the amount and rigor of the training 
> provided to peer tutors" (Love, 2008, p. 101).  Love 
> recommended implementing a rigorous tutor training program and 
> seeking CRLA certification.  Studies by Mumford (1999) and 
> Stauf (1999) mentioned by Love (2008) may provide additional 
> input on the impact of tutor training.  (I have not read 
> either of those.)
> 
> References
> 
> Love, K. S. (2008). Effects of tutoring on student mathematics 
> proficiency and program completion at a Georgia Technical 
> College. Dissertation Abstracts International-A, 69(05). (AAT 3316912)
> 
> Mumford, T. (1999). The effects of student support services peer 
> tutoring on learning and study strategies, grades, and retention 
> at a rural community college. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. 
> University of Maryland.
> 
> Stauf, G. (1999). As successful as the county fair: Bainbridge 
> College's peer tutor program (ED 451848). ERIC.
> 
> Alan 
> Craig                 
> President, National College Learning Center 
> Association             
> Coordinator, Dunwoody Learning & Tutoring 
> Center              
> Georgia Perimeter 
> College           
> 770-274-5242
> 
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> ________________________________________
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [LRNASST-
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> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 1:28 PM
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> Subject: Recent research on Impact of tutor training?
> 
> Does anyone know of anything more recent than the Kellogg study 
> which connects tutor training (not just tutoring) to improved 
> student learning, grades, retention, etc.??  I know we all 
> turn with relief (and almost reverential thanks) to the Kellogg 
> study for the connection NCDE was able to make between student 
> success and tutor training, but I haven't found more to cite.
> 
> Jan Norton, Director
> Center for Academic Resources
> University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
> (920) 424-3419
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