Another reason to support centralized tutoring is that it allows access to information about an individual student's overall academic support profile, both for the current term and historically.
For example, there is a difference between a student engaging in tutoring for one course versus a student engaging in tutoring for all of their courses. Knowing this information gives institutions an opportunity to provide more outreach and support to students who are really struggling and may have other pervasive issues (psycho-social, mental health, family, financial) that are negatively impacting on their academic success.
With decentralized tutoring it is much more difficult to "uncover" this type of information and institutions may miss the opportunity to provide more targeted support for students in greatest need.
Roberta Schotka, Director of Programs, PLTC
CRLA Certifications Director