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5 Ways On-demand Tutoring Can Improve Student Retention Rates

  1.   Keeps students engaged

What’s more effective than personalized tutoring?  Well… nothing!  StudyTree’s face-to-face, on-demand tutoring solution allows tutees to engage directly their tutors through customized sessions that directly accommodate the tutee’s distinctive needs.  Many online tutoring platforms are efficient in providing students with the necessary academic assistance, however, are unable to directly engage with students in a personalized manner.  With the added benefit of working with tutors who have experienced the same classes as their tutees, students in need of academic assistance can rest assured in knowing that their unique learning styles will be accommodated on a case by case basis.

  1.    Keeps students motivated

Academic failure can be a slippery slope.  Especially in fast-paced universities with quarter-based terms, recovery from one bad grade can be extremely difficult.  In college—just as in high school—academic subject material builds upon previous lectures.  Students who struggle with the comprehension of foundational information can experience issues pervading the entire term: effectively digging a deeper proverbial “hole”.  This can directly cause students to feel as if there is no way out of their academic predicament.  With the easily accessible nature of StudyTree’s on-demand tutoring solution, students can receive the academic help they need before their issues are compounded.    

  1.    Boosts self-esteem

Have you ever studied really hard for a quiz or an exam and then were devastated to find out that you completely bombed it?  Many college students, across the country, dedicate hours to prepare for their important graded assignments, just to discover that the grade they earned didn’t accurately reflect the work they put into the subject.  With StudyTree, this struggle can finally be eliminated.  All of our dedicated tutors have excelled in the same classes that their tutees are struggling with: adding both personalization and dynamism to their mission of tutee empowerment.

  1.   Fosters involvement within college/university community

Detachment from the university community is one of the biggest reasons why some students have trouble adjusting to college life.  Many students, especially freshman who are unaccustomed to the demands of a higher education, struggle with balancing both their social and academic life.  Often times, the latter concern takes precedence—which directly impacts the social involvement of that student.  StudyTree has developed a solution that allows upperclassmen university students to directly tutor fellow students around campus who are struggling academically.  Creating these on-campus, mentor-like relationships foster both a student’s social and academic life by enriching his or her comprehensive college experience.  Many students, who were once tutees, have been so positively impacted by on-demand tutoring that they have aspired to become tutors themselves.  It’s a win-win, right?

  1.  Takes the stigma out of tutoring

Academic competitiveness is not just reserved for the top-tier and Ivy League Institutions.  Many college and university students avoid seeking help for their academic short-fallings due to feelings of weakness or inferiority: only making their problems worse.  On-demand tutoring can help ease these students’ minds by providing them with the best possible academic assistance whenever and wherever it is needed.  With a team of fellow students always ready and able to assist students, StudyTree has effectively taken the “tension” out of retention!

By: Joe Snyder

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