Scaling Tutoring: Five Key Factors to Benefit More Students

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Parker, David
Sep 2023
The text highlights the significance of tutoring in education, stating that no other intervention in educational research has a comparable impact. Due to this impact, education advocates worldwide are advocating for scaling tutoring to address learning inequalities exacerbated by the global pandemic. The optimism for scaling tutoring is based on two key assumptions. First, it assumes that tutoring will remain effective when scaled up. Second, it assumes that scaling tutoring is feasible. The author describes the 5 key factors for scaling up tutoring programs: (1) a well-specified theory of change, (2) a dedicated organizational structure, (3) use evidence-based instructional methods, (4) make data-based decisions, and (5) programming for accurate model delivery.