Date of Award
Master of Arts
This study was designed to assess the impact of one full semester of peer- tutoring on 30 fourth and fifth grade at-risk students in a rural Midwestern community. A paired t - test was performed on the students' Grade Point Average (G.P.A . ) before and after tutoring. Statistical analysis of t he data revealed that students who received peer tutoring experienced a statistically significant gain in academic achievement as measured by G. P .A. Research leading to this study indicated that at - risk students do benefit from same gender peer assistance in homework, reading and math skills when consistent assistance takes place for at least 45 minutes per week over a several month period of time.
Kremer, Catherine J., "Impact of Peer-Tutoring on Rural At-Risk Fourth and Fifth Grade Students" (1998). Theses. 116.