Does High-Dosage Tutoring Make a Difference?

High dosage tutoring has been proven to help students improve learning outcomes faster than traditional methods. But how is high-dosage tutoring different from traditional after-school tutoring that a parent might pay for?

Unlike traditional tutoring, high-dosage tutoring takes place in a small group setting around three to five times per week. These groups meet more often than typical tutoring sessions and are grouped by skill level, helping students build comfort by interacting with their peers.

High-dosage tutoring is more than just homework help: leading to real improvement in learning goals, student confidence, and standardized test performance. Learn more about what makes high-dosage tutoring different below.


The Online Transition

After recent increases in the adoption of online learning, school districts found that K-12 students performed better through a combination of online and in-person activities. The same holds true for online tutoring that complements classroom instruction.

One curriculum company found that “60 percent of the students who received online tutoring at least twice a week in 2021-22 made outsized gains in reading,” in comparison to only “40 percent of students who didn’t receive online tutoring.”


Increased Access

One of the unique benefits of high-dosage tutoring provided through the school district is its accessibility to all families. While not every family has the economic means to afford private tutors, in-class high-dosage tutoring can be offered by school districts for their students.

This gives students who need it the most the opportunity to receive personalized support when they’re falling behind. High-dosage tutoring can help K-12 students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, boosting district-wide performance on standardized testing and graduation rates.


Standardized Test Prep

In their final year of school, students can spend upwards of 150 hours in preparation for standardized tests! But even with all this time invested, they often fall short of benchmarks: in 2019, 36% of students didn’t meet any of the four college readiness standards. Regular school curriculum aligns only loosely to some standardized tests, making tutors more valuable.

While all forms of tutoring can help students prepare for standardized tests, frequent help with course material and weekly assessments set high-dosage tutoring apart. Since standardized tests don’t just test knowledge, but also a student’s ability to quickly solve problems, many students report feeling stressed and unprepared. High-dosage tutoring uses frequent online assessments to combat test anxiety and give teachers valuable reports on student progress.

In fact, partnering with a high-dosage tutoring provider could be critical to increasing a district’s standardized testing performance.


What is Intervene K-12?

Intervene K-12 provides Tier 2 data-driven instruction differentiated and helps students reach their potential. Through data-driven lessons based on student benchmarks, Intervene K-12 helps teachers and administrators monitor student progress through assessment data. Learn more at https://intervenek12.com/


About Us

At Intervene K-12, we engage and empower students to achieve their academic goals. We unlock the potential of educators and administrators, improving their ability to lead and use data to deliver world-class instruction. We accomplish this by infusing innovative technology and educational expertise in our high-impact, high-dosage tutoring programs.