Valencia College evaluated the efficacy of Smarthinking on online tutoring on student success and persistence.
The findings included:
Students who used both face-to-face and online tutoring had the highest success rates.
Students who used tutoring of any type appeared more likely to be retained while students who used both types of tutoring appeared to have the highest rates of retention term-to-term and year-to-year.
Students identified the prompting of an instructor as the most influential factor in their seeking tutoring assistance.