Outcomes Achieved by Student Peer Tutors in the Center for Academic Success

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338426
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes Achieved by Student Peer Tutors in the Center for Academic Success
Author(s):
Mack, Claire Brittany; Leavitt, Nicole Marie; Peters, Carolyn Joy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-Member
Author Details:
Claire Brittany Mack, n/a, cmack@chamberlain.edu; Nicole Marie Leavitt, BS, AA; Carolyn Joy Peters, BS
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Peer tutors have positively impacted the Chamberlain College of Nursing Cleveland campus by making student success a top priority. Peer Tutors assist students by developing expertise in the wide variety of Center for Academic Success (CAS) resources. These resources include Chamberlain's online library and data bases, VitalSource the platform used for Chamberlain's eBooks, eCollege Chamberlain's course platform, Evolve which offers accompanying textbook material, as well as the many supplemental texts and journals our library holds. Customized study experiences are offered to students who seek academic support. A dedicated online outreach position was developed to address high attrition from online courses and focuses on providing solutions to new and online student concerns. Early data indicates an decrease in attrition of online courses, we attribute this improvement to the early intervention made possible through the outreach program. By acting as role models, managing study sessions, providing one-on-one tutoring, developing content specific study materials, and offering additional support peer tutors have dramatically impacted academic success. The positive attitude of the peer tutors and strong team atmosphere have created a warm and welcoming environment within the CAS and on campus. Initial outcomes of our work have shown course grade and HESI score improvement for the peer tutors. This increase in scores is attributed to the tutoring process, as peer tutors provide services they review material constantly and develop academic success in general and more advanced class work. Peer tutors demonstrate leadership skills, bring creativity to the CAS, and infuse the CAS with energy making the peer tutor program an integral part of supporting positive student outcomes. The dedication of these students has led to success in the classroom for many individual students. Our presentation focuses on several individual cases of students who with early intervention from the CAS and peer tutor system increased their grades, HESI scores, and confidence in the material.
Keywords:
Improvement; Tutor; Success
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST57
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleOutcomes Achieved by Student Peer Tutors in the Center for Academic Successen_US
dc.contributor.authorMack, Claire Brittanyen
dc.contributor.authorLeavitt, Nicole Marieen
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Carolyn Joyen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-Memberen
dc.author.detailsClaire Brittany Mack, n/a, cmack@chamberlain.edu; Nicole Marie Leavitt, BS, AA; Carolyn Joy Peters, BSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338426-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Peer tutors have positively impacted the Chamberlain College of Nursing Cleveland campus by making student success a top priority. Peer Tutors assist students by developing expertise in the wide variety of Center for Academic Success (CAS) resources. These resources include Chamberlain's online library and data bases, VitalSource the platform used for Chamberlain's eBooks, eCollege Chamberlain's course platform, Evolve which offers accompanying textbook material, as well as the many supplemental texts and journals our library holds. Customized study experiences are offered to students who seek academic support. A dedicated online outreach position was developed to address high attrition from online courses and focuses on providing solutions to new and online student concerns. Early data indicates an decrease in attrition of online courses, we attribute this improvement to the early intervention made possible through the outreach program. By acting as role models, managing study sessions, providing one-on-one tutoring, developing content specific study materials, and offering additional support peer tutors have dramatically impacted academic success. The positive attitude of the peer tutors and strong team atmosphere have created a warm and welcoming environment within the CAS and on campus. Initial outcomes of our work have shown course grade and HESI score improvement for the peer tutors. This increase in scores is attributed to the tutoring process, as peer tutors provide services they review material constantly and develop academic success in general and more advanced class work. Peer tutors demonstrate leadership skills, bring creativity to the CAS, and infuse the CAS with energy making the peer tutor program an integral part of supporting positive student outcomes. The dedication of these students has led to success in the classroom for many individual students. Our presentation focuses on several individual cases of students who with early intervention from the CAS and peer tutor system increased their grades, HESI scores, and confidence in the material.en
dc.subjectImprovementen
dc.subjectTutoren
dc.subjectSuccessen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:37:29Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:37:29Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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