Research consistently demonstrates that tutoring interventions have substantial positive effects on pandemic student learning loss.
• According to EdSource, the highly respected educational research and analytical non-profit, “tutoring is the best answer to the pandemic learning loss.”
• Experts agree, “Tutoring can be in person or online, after school or during class, tailored to specific homework assignments or cover broad concepts. But no matter what form it takes, tutoring will be the most important factor in helping students catch up academically after the pandemic.”
• Susanna Loeb, education economist and director of the Annenberg Institute at Brown University says, “Tutoring is the only way we know really to accelerate student learning,”
• Another study, Ed Resource for Recovery, states “recent meta-analysis reviewed studies of tutoring interventions that have been evaluated by randomized controlled trials in the past few decades and found that, on average, tutoring increased achievement by roughly an additional 3 to 15 months of learning across grade levels.”
• Also adding, “Tutoring is most likely to be effective when delivered in high doses through tutoring programs with one-to-one sessions or intensive, week-long, small-group programs taught by talented teachers.”
Experts agree that the pandemic has caused learning loss across all grade levels and individual tutoring is the suggested remedy.