How Adaptive Is an Expert Human Tutor?

Michelene T. H. Chi, Marguerite Roy

In examine the tutoring protocols of one expert human tutor tutoring 10 students in solving physics problems, four analyses reveal that he tutored the five good learners in different ways than the five poorer learners, resulting also in greater adjusted gains for the good learners. This opens up the question of whether the tutor is non-optimally adaptive. We introduce a new conceptual framework and a new perspective in our coding analyses in order to examine how adaptive an expert tutor is.

The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13388-6_44.