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Thursday, March 10, 2011

One-on-One Coaching Does Help

From The Chronicle:

A Close-Up Look at Student Coaching

March 9, 2011, 10:35 pm
In recent years, various two- and four-year colleges have incorporated personalized coaches into their retention strategies. But how well does “success” coaching work?
A new independent study <by Eric Bettinger and Rachel Baker> finds that students who received coaching were considerably more likely to stay enrolled—and to graduate—than students who did not get such help. Moreover, the study found that one-on-one coaching was a cost-effective strategy......
The full report is available online at

I'd like to see some research on how one-on-one coaching affects course completion rates for students enrolled in developmental math and English courses.


1 comment:

  1. Since Erin's college does the whole "cohort" thing, do they also do this kind of personalized coaching? And do they offer developmental courses? It makes sense to me that the personalized coaching can be effective. . .since the only reason I get out of bed to go to the gym is because my personal trainer will be SOOOOO disappointed if I don't go! :)