Math Champions: Embedded Peer Tutoring as High Impact Practice

In Spring 2017, Tallahassee Community College piloted an initiative to address math success. This data-driven program, Math Champions, was a collaborative, cross-disciplinary effort with the goal of expanding peer mentoring opportunities as non-course-based support for developmental education and gateway math courses.  The expected outcomes included the following:  to increase success, retention and persistence rates in developmental education and gateway math courses, to increase student engagement on campus, to provide leadership opportunities for peer mentors, and to provide effective non-course-based support for participating math faculty and students. 

Twelve peer tutors (Math Champions), who received tuition and book stipends, were embedded in eleven math classes.  They assisted their assigned faculty mentor with students during class sessions and then held tutoring hours in the learning center throughout the week.  According to a detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis, the pilot was successful.  Therefore, there are plans underway to expand the program and potentially use it as a model for courses in English and social sciences.

 

ID 16790

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16790, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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