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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-20-92

Published in Applied Mathematical Sciences, 2020, Vol. 14, No. 15, pp. 705-710.


In the ideal world, every student who needs tutoring should receive intensive one-on-one tutoring. In practical, schools' resources are limited, so the students get only a portion of needed tutoring. It would have been not so bad if, e.g., half-time tutoring would be half as efficient as the intensive one. However, research shows that half-time tutoring is, on average, 15 times less efficient -- and, e.g., for math tutoring 20 times less efficient. To increase the efficiency, we propose to randomly divide the students who need tutoring into equal-size groups, and each year (or each semester) provide intensive tutoring to only one of these groups. This will drastically increase the efficiency of tutoring. Even larger efficiency can be attained if we determine, for each student, the optimal number of tutoring per week -- the formulas for this determinations are provided -- and distribute the resources accordingly.