Your Tutor March Report
Published: 6 Apr 2011
During March there 525 Skills Builder questions attempted with 69% correct answers. This compares well to the overall result of 48% accuracy from all schools using this program. The biggest users of this section of Your Tutor were Year 3s attempting 147 and Year 5s attempting 87 language convention questions.
There were 206 tutoring sessions during March. Year 10 students had 84 sessions, Year 11 49, Year 12 31 and Year 9 students had 14 sessions. The most popular subjects were Yr 7-10 Maths with 71 sessions, Essay and Report Writing had 50 sessions and 42 English Skills and Concepts sessions.
77% of the students found the sessions to be very helpful. In reading the report and discussing the value of the service with Year 12 students I have learnt that those who have not been happy either had their session abruptly ended before completion or that the tutor did not have the specific knowledge required for the level of support required. I will discuss these concerns with the manager of the program.
Some other students were disappointed that the tutor did not completely edit their work. These students must learn that the tutor is not allowed to do this because it is not helping the student to learn the skills themselves and it goes against polices of examination bodies like the SACE Board. The tutor can point out if a section needs to be re-worded, or if they need to expand a section or appear to have missed out part of the question. They cannot do the thinking for the student.
I will soon be asking for your feedback on the value of Your Tutor.