Tutoring Statistics

In Fall 2007, 321 Xavier students made 482 requests for a tutor.  During the Spring of 2008, 254 Xavier students made 371 tutoring requests (which is a 28% increase from the Spring 2007 requests).  Here is some of the information we collected from the data that our clients reported:

Class Years of Students Requesting Tutoring

The following chart is the break-down of the class years noted on the intake forms during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Fall 2007

  • Freshmen: 209
  • Sophomores: 148
  • Juniors: 66
  • Seniors: 49
  • Other/Unknown: 9

When students signed up during the semester in comparison to Grades

The following graphs are graphs of grades vs. the intake week for the tutoring request. The first chart is the data from Fall 2007 tutoring, and the second is from Spring 2008 tutoring.  In both graphs, midterm week is approximately the 7th week. As these graphs show, the difference between the midterm grades and the final grades roughly increase from the beginning of the semester to midterms. After midterms, the difference decreases. Therefore, it pays to sign up for a tutor at the beginning of the semester, or to be motivated enough by midterm grades to sign up then!

Statistics from the 2004-2005 academic year were used in making these charts.

Hours Tutored in Comparison to Grades

The following charts and graphs indicate that it is more likely that a student will improve her grade and less likely that she will withdraw from a course, if the student meets regularly and works often with her tutors. The data from the 2007-2008 academic year was used to create these charts.

Fall 2007

# Hours Tutored
# Requests in Sample
Midterm Grade
# Withdraws
Final Grade
Difference
0-<1
132
2.25
31
2.39
.14
1-<2
50
2.43
12
2.52
.09
2-<3
41
1.78
11
2.25
.47
3-<4
38
2.35
4
2.63
.28
4-<5
33
2.21
3
2.31
.10
5-<6
22
1.87
3
2.33
.46
6-<7
20
2.51
1
2.66
.15
7-<8
22
2.36
2
2.69
.33
8 to 10
63
2.69
1
2.95
.26
>10
61
2.52
2
2.76
.24
Totals
482
2.36
70
2.57
.21

Fall 2008

# Hours Tutored
# Requests in Sample
Midterm Grade
# Withdraws
Final Grade
Difference
0-<1
97
2.07
21
2.27
.20
1-<2
29
2.13
6
2.65
.52
2-<3
32
1.78
7
2.02
.24
3-<4
25
2.47
2
2.67
.20
4-<5
23
2.52
1
2.71
.19
5-<6
26
2.5
2
2.43
-.07
6-<7
20
2.55
3
2.79
.24
7-<8
27
2.58
1
2.82
.24
8 to 10
46
2.41
1
2.70
.29
10
47
2.58
0
2.72
.14
Totals
371
2.36
44
2.55
.19

Subjects Tutored

Please note: These are not all the subjects available for tutoring at the LAC, but they do give a good idea of what subjects and classes are available, and common, in which to get tutoring.

Subject
Course
# Requests
Fall 2007
# Requests
Spring 2008
Accounting Intro Financial and Managerial
9
10
ASL 101-102
1
1
Biology Anatomy and Physiology I & II
41
28
Biology General Biology and Lab
37
22
  Genetics
0
6
  Life
8
0
  Other
19
21
Business Business Stats
3
0
Chemistry General Chemistry and Lab
24
18
  Organic Chemistry
30
35
  Physiological
1
0
  Other
7
0
Communications  
1
0
Nursing Courses  
2
15
Computer Science Computer Science I
0
1
Economics Microeconomics
6
10
  Macroeconomics
2
3
English Lit and the Moral Imagination
2
1
  Studies in Fiction
8
4
Finance Business Finance
3
4
French 101 Elementary French I
5
0
  102 Elementary French II
5
5
  201 Intermediate French I
3
3
  202 Intermediate French II
2
1
German 101-102 Elementary German I & II
0
1
  201-202 Intermediate German I & II
2
0
History US History
6
4
  European History
5
2
  African/Latin Am/Roman
5
1
Italian Italian 101-202
2
3
Japanese JAPN 101-202
2
2
Latin Latin 101-212
9
1
Mathematics Math 105
6
0
  Math 110
0
0
  Math 111
0
0
  Math 112
0
0
  Math 113
0
1
  Math 114
0
0
  Math 115
1
1
  Women in Math
0
0
  Math 120 Elementary Functions
29
17
  Math 125
0
0
  Math 150
17
11
  Math 169
1
0
  Calculus I
6
3
  Calculus II
1
4
  Calculus III
2
2
  Elementary Statistics
5
5
  General Statistics
9
10
Philosophy Ethics
8
4
  Theory of Knowledge
4
7
  Phil 317
0
2
  Other Philosophy
1
0
Physics Our Universe
1
3
  College Physics
31
21
  Other Physics
3
4
Political Science US Government
4
0
  International Relations
0
0
Psychology General Psychology
3
2
  Experimental Psychology
0
1
  Other
4
0
Social Work Social Work
1
1
Spanish Spanish 101
8
4
  Spanish 102
26
7
  Spanish 201
18
18
  Spanish 202
4
11
  Spanish 300s
7
7
  Spanish 400s
0
0
Theology Theological Foundations
2
1
  Other
1
2