Lending support, overcoming challenges
Research shows that tutoring and supplemental instruction are among the most effective ways to keep students engaged with their academic progress. Unfortunately, getting students to connect with a tutor – or even showing them which tutoring center they should go to – can be difficult.
The Starfish platform makes it easy for students to find you and self-schedule appointments online, with automatic reminders to reduce no-shows. The platform also helps you keep your tutoring center running smoothly by handling all the appointment scheduling as well as managing center check-ins and waiting rooms, including Kiosks.
Assessing your impact
The Starfish platform helps you track your efforts so you know where you have made the greatest impact. For example, when a student attends three or more tutoring sessions, did his/her final grade improve? Did he/she complete the course? Did he/she re-enroll for next term? How did their outcomes compare with students who attended just one session? The Starfish platform can put that data at your fingertips.
The platform helps keep administrative headaches to a minimum so you can spend your time helping your students. Some other benefits that you will experience with the Starfish platform are:
- Promote self-service by giving all students access to specific advice and directions for engaging your assistance.
- Manage a calendar just for student meetings, or delegate that responsibility to the right person at your center.
- Offer students the ability to check on “walk-in wait times” from any computer so they can set their expectations and be prepared to work with a tutor.
- Track your interactions and meetings with students in a secure, central place so others can see how your efforts are helping students succeed – if they have a “need to know.”