The Benefits of Tutoring & Physical Activity
Student performance increases with tutoring programs 1
A recent study by Texas A & M University-Kingsville compared four major departments of the University, and showed learning improvements in students who were enrolled in tutoring programs.
Following the introduction of a tutoring program for the University’s Physics I students, 75% of the students showed an increase in performance, and none of them showed any decrease.
This study shows not only improvements in the scores of students accompanied by tutors, it also reveals that accompaniment of tutors throughout the course enhances the students’ learning process.
Physical activity and the brain? 2
According to researcher Cesar Kalazich of MEDS Clinic, any physical activity improves cognitive activity, reaction time and memory. Some activities like baseball, fencing, and table tennis show better results.
1 Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference Organized by The University of Texas at San Antonio Copyright © 2015, American Society for Engineering Education. Increasing student retention through an enhanced mentoring and tutoring program.
2 BBC Mundo. Ap 19th , 2015. Ejercicios que estimulan a tener un cerebro más joven. Consulted online on aprill 21st, 2015 at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/noticias/2015/04/150417_deportes_en_forma_ejercicios_cerebro_vejez_cognitivo_jmp