HEI Model Dimensions Questionnaire

Use these ten multiple-choice questions to design your tutoring program’s Model Dimensions. Model Dimensions are the specific design choices a new tutoring program makes at the outset. Each choice you make should have a clear rationale supported by your Landscape Analysis and be made in consultation with your school district partner and internal task force/team. 

  1. How are you targeting your tutoring, and what is your articulation for why tutoring is needed?
    • Specific students are falling behind academically and need individual support, so we will help them.
    • Specific moments in the curriculum are make-or-break for students’ academic success, so we will help them.
    • All students can benefit from tutoring, whether they are making up for learning loss or accelerating their learning.
  1. Which content areas will your tutoring program address?
    • Literacy
    • Math
    • Literacy AND Math
    • Other: ___________
  1. Which grade levels will your tutoring program serve?
    • Grade 1 & Below
    • Grades 2-5 (Elementary)
    • Grades 6-12 (Secondary)
    • Other: ___________
  1. Where and when will tutoring sessions happen?
    • In school, during the normal school day
    • In a school building, but after the school day
    • Outside of school, after school or on weekends
    • Outside of school, during summer break
    • Other: ___________

    Note: The most effective programs hold tutoring sessions during the school day to increase attendance.

  1. Who will decide which students receive tutoring?
    • Teachers will require their students to attend
    • Parents and families will sign their children up
    • Students themselves will voluntarily sign up
    • Other: ___________
  1. Which HEI students will be eligible to serve as tutors?
    • Any Student
    • Undergraduate Students only
    • Graduate Students only
    • Teacher Preparation Program Students only
    • Students earning credit through specific courses
    • Students earning community service credit
    • Other: ___________
  1. Where will tutoring take place?
    • In person
    • Online/virtually
    • Bit of both (blended)
    • Other: ___________
  1. How often will tutoring sessions happen?
    • Once or twice per week
    • Three to five times per week
    • Variable (student, school or family choice)
    • Other: ___________

    Note: Effective programs provide 3 or more tutoring sessions per week.

  1. How many students will each tutor work with at a time?
    • One student per tutor
    • Two to four students per tutor (small groups)
    • Other: ___________

    Note:Effective programs use a 4:1 or less ratio.

  1. Will each student consistently work with the same tutor across multiple sessions?
    • Yes, tutor-student pairings will be consistent
    • No, tutor-student pairings will be inconsistent

    Note: Effective programs use a consistent tutor-student pairing.