**SCROLL BELOW FOR SURVEYS' EXPLANATIONS **

**AND MORE INFORMATION!!**

**STUDENT CONSENT FORM AGES 7-12**

**Welcome to my SURVEY PAGE **

**for 6-8 grade STUDENTS, PARENTS, and TUTORS!**

My name is Janice Isbell, ABD. I am a student at Northcentral University. I am conducting a research study on whether tutoring, which includes culture, helps middle school mathematics students. I am completing this research as part of my doctoral degree. I invite you to participate.

The assessment process includes the students completing 5 surveys (total time 45 minutes) and the tutors completing 4 surveys (total time 45 minutes).

The time commitment includes 2 tutoring classes each week for 6 weeks. The classes provide tutoring on Fractions, Decimals, Percent, and Basic Algebra.

The study is being conducted to determine if the Culturally Relevant Tutoring is tutoring which incorporates the students’ culture: Demographic Backgrounds, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, Personality Types, and Self-Efficacy increases Students’ Academics, Class Participation, and Self-Efficacy.

Activities:

Parents: If you consent to your child’s participation in the study, he or she will be asked to:

Complete the following 5 surveys

*Child Self-Efficacy Scale (Bandura, 2006)

*Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children

*Learning Styles Inventory

*Multiple Intelligences

*Big 5 Personality Test

Participate in a tutoring program for six weeks, 2 hours each day, 2 days each week. The surveys the students will complete are as follow.

The surveys will be taken on the first tutoring day of the week and the second day of the week (e.g. Mondays/Thursdays or Tuesdays/Fridays).

*Fractions Problems, 1 hour, Week 1

*Decimals Problems, 1 hour, Week 2

*Percent Problems, 1 hour, Week 3

*Basic Algebra Problems, 1 hour, Week 4

*Miscellaneous Problems, 1 hour, Weeks 5/6

Eligibility:

You are eligible to participate in this research if you:

Are students who are having problems in their mathematics class, (e.g, students who have not earned a letter grade of A (90-100) or B (80-89) in their previous Math class.)

Are in grades 6-8,

You are not eligible to participate in this research if he/she:

Is a student who is not having problems in mathematics class,

Is not in grades 6-8, or

I hope to include 126 students in this research.

Contact Information:

If you have questions for me, you can contact me at: J.Isbell9500@email.ncu.edu, 256-434-1778, doctoral student at NCU.

Please note the parents, tutors, and students can sign the consent/assent forms to participate in this tutoring program online: http://www.janiceisbell.com/surveys.html.

The PASSWORD for each survey is genius.

The title of my dissertation is "A Quantitative Quasi-Experimental Research Study of Culturally Relevant Tutoring and Students’ Academics,

Class Participation, and Self-Efficacy."

**My Train of Thought for this Study**

**After School Tutoring Programs Should Include:**

**VIDEOS, SONGS, RYMTHEMIC POEMS, & RAPS **

**FOR THE VISUAL AND AUDITORY LEARNERS.**

**(AUDITORY LEARNERS - RECORD INSTRUCTIONS**

** & RECORD PASSAGES, INSTRUCTIONS, ETC. & REPLAY)**

**PDF ANSWERS WITH STEPS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS,**

**(NOT JUST THE ANSWERS).**

**ART WORK OF DIGRAMS & CHARTS,**

**(USE SCISSORS TO DO CUTOUTS)**

**FOR THE KINESTHETIC LEARNERS!**

**Students' Culture in the Examples,**

**Learn about the Students via the Surveys &**

**Make Accommodations to Instructions. **

**CLASS: FRACTIONS**

**1**

**STUDENTS PRE-TEST - FRACTIONS QUESTIONS, ****CLICK HERE!**

**Easy System To Solve Word ProblemsCLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO!**

**Fraction Word Problems - FRACTIONSCLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!**

**2**

**CLICK HERE FOR THE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS PACKET, SCROLL TO THE FRACTIONS SECTIONS **

**3**

**STUDENTS POST TEST - FRACTIONS WORD PROBLEMSCLICK HERE!**

**...FYI...**

**Children's Self-Efficacy Scale Explanation**

**This questionnaire is designed to help us get a better understanding ofthe kinds of things that are difficult for students.**

**ATTN STUDENTS PARENTS: **

**Scroll below for explanations of each survey!**

**Big Five Personality Test**

**STUDENT CONSENT FORM AGES 13-18**

**CLICK ON THE PICTURE OF THE "CONTENTS" PAGE BELOW FOR ALL OF THE PROBLEMS AND ANSWERS!**

**STUDENTS IN CONTROL GROUP - CLICK HERE!**

**STUDENTS IN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP - CLICK HERE!**

**TUTORS IN CONTROL GROUP - CLICK HERE!**

**TUTORS IN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP - CLICK HERE!**

**ATTENTION PARENTS/STUDENTS/STAFF **

**CLICK BELOW TO POST STUDENTS' WEEKLY SCORES, ETC.!**

**Assign a Grade for your Student/Child.**

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**Cultural** Competence Survey

** ****STUDENTS.**

**After your parents sign the consent form:**

**1. Complete the CONSENT FORM!**

**2. Complete the SURVEYS.**

**3. Complete the CLASS.****5. Re-complete the SURVEYS.**

**MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES SURVEY EXPLANATIONS**

**STUDENTS. NOTE: ****x^2 = x squared, etc. ... ** **2X10^3 = 2 times 10 to the 3rd power, etc. ... sqrt(x) = square root of x, etc.**

**Learning Styles Inventory Explanations**

**CLASS: MISC PROBLEMS**

**13**

**STUDENTS PRE-TEST - MISC WORD PROBLEM CLICK HERE!**

**Solving Word ProblemsCLICK HERE TO WATCH 7 SHORT VIDEOS!**

**14**

**15**

**STUDENTS POST TEST - MISC QUESTIONSCLICK HERE!**

** Watch this video on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.**

**PARENTAL CONSENT FORM**

**WELCOME PARENTS, STUDENTS, & TUTORS!**

**Please read this entire ****page before**** participating in this Study.**

**Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children Explanations**

STUDENTS SURVEYS!

**See above for the PASSWORD.**

Students must complete the consent form for their age, first.

Second, the parents must sign the parental consent form before the student complete the following surveys.

Parents, if you have more than one child completing the forms,

only complete one consent form and indicate the number of

children you are signing for to complete the surveys.

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**OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM**

**CLASS ONE§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – WATCH VIDEO - 3 min§Complete the Fractions Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour§Watch video – Easy System to Solve Word Problems – 7 min, 25 sec§Watch video – Solving Fraction Word Problems – 26 min, 58 sec CLASS TWO**

**§Review how to set up and solve the Fractions Word Problems – Start on Page 35CLASS THREE§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Retake the Fractions Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour§Watch video – Learning Styles, 3 min, 6 sec**

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CLASS FOUR

§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min

§Complete the Decimals Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour

§Watch video –Word Problems With Decimals – 25 min, 28 sec

§Watch video – Solve Word Problems – 4 min, 6 sec

CLASS FIVE

§Review how to set up and solve the Decimals Word Problems – Start on Page 56

CLASS SIX

§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min

§Retake the Decimals Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour

§Watch video – Multiple Intelligences

** CLASS SEVEN§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Complete the Percent Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour§Watch video –Word Problems With PERCENTS – 47 min, 39 sec§Watch video – Math Lessons & Study Tips: How to Solve Word Problems – 2 min, 35 sec CLASS EIGHT§Review how to set up and solve the Percent Word Problems – Start on Page 78CLASS NINE§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Retake the Decimals Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour§Watch video – Self-Efficacy**

**CLASS TEN§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Complete the Basic Algebra Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour§Watch video – Beginning Algebra & Word Problem Steps – 17 min, 57 sec§Watch video – How to Solve Word Problems – 9 min, 50 secCLASS ELEVEN§Review how to set up and solve the Basic Algebra Word Problems – Start on Page 115CLASS TWELVE§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Retake the Basic Algebra Word Problems Test (62 questions) - 1 hour§Watch video – How to Manage Your Time Better**

**CLASS THIRTEEN§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Complete the Miscellaneous Word Problems Test (63 questions) - 1 hour§Watch 7 videos – Solving Word Problems Made Easy! – 61 min, 03 secCLASS FOURTEEN§Review how to set up and solve the Miscellaneous Word Problems, Start on Page 14CLASS FIFTEEN§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Retake the Miscellaneous Word Problems Test (63 questions) - 1 hour**

**CLASS SIXTEEN§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min§Retake the Miscellaneous Word Problems Test (63 questions) - 1 hour§Watch Video – How to Solve Miscellaneous Word Problems, TOTAL TIME: 1 hr., 27 min - Work problems as you watch the video, PAUSE AS NEEDED.CLASS SEVENTEEN§Review how to set up and solve the Miscellaneous Word Problems, Start on Page 14**

**CLASS EIGHTEEN**

§Recite the Student Pledge & Creed – 3 min

§Retake the Miscellaneous Word Problems Test (63 questions) - 1 hour

Students Retake 5 Surveys

•Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children (SEQ-C (Muris, 2001)

•Children's Self-Efficacy Scale (Bandura, 2006)

•Learning Styles Inventory (Leonard, 2005)

•Multiple Intelligences

•Big Five Personality Test

Tutors Retake 4 Surveys

•Learning Styles Inventory (Leonard, 2005)

•Multiple Intelligences

•Big Five Personality Test

•Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

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