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Combatting Learning Loss with High-Dosage Tutoring
Ashley Jones | 25 October 2022 | 3 mins

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life for billions of children across the globe. The abrupt, unplanned switch from in-person education to distance learning had a tremendous impact on student progress. School districts scrambled to acquire the tools and knowledge needed to provide quality instruction in a digital format. 

While educators’ efforts were in good faith, students still struggled during this period, and understandably so. As a result of school closures, students lost an equivalent of one-third of a school year’s worth of education on average, according to the Nature Human Behavior journal. To combat this academic loss, the Biden administration has urged schools to spend more money on tutoring. Tutoring can take many different forms, but within the scope of options, high-dosage tutoring is one of the best ways to combat learning loss. 

High-dosage tutoring typically takes place at least 3 times a week, lasting at least 30 minutes per session. Sessions are conducted in a small group or one-to-one setting to maximize impact. High-dosage tutoring initiatives have already led to success. In a study in the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers found that high-dosage tutoring can double or triple the amount of math learned by high school students each year. In the same study, researchers found the method to be as impactful as early education programs. 

Utilizing high-dosage tutoring can help combat the learning loss afflicting so many students. Reversing the effects of the pandemic’s strain on students is a paramount priority for schools, and high-dosage tutoring is a proven and powerful solution. In addition, it is a cost-effective instruction method, when implemented properly. Consider the graphic below from a report by Edtrust, which details the best ways to utilize high-dosage tutoring: 

Everyone was impacted by the pandemic; loved ones were lost, financial hardships were created, and lifestyles were changed. Students lost their forward momentum and many fell far behind. High-dosage tutoring is an effective way to get students back on track and ready to succeed.

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