Commentary: Tutoring needs overhaul

11/30/2006 | Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Student achievement nationwide has hardly improved, perhaps because of the "fraud and ineffective instruction" that characterize large parts of the $10 billion tutoring industry in the U.S., says author Edward E. Gordon. Research indicates that good tutoring involves well-prepared instructors, parental support and a written curriculum that forms the basis for individualized instruction, he says.

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