Fall 9-28-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Susan Manikowski

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Peter Victorine

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Jason Haugen


The research question addressed in this project was, how does having regularly scheduled one on one meetings between an academically struggling student and one of their teachers effect their success in school? It used a mixed-methods approach to gather data that included interviews, surveys, and academic data collected from students, their teachers, and their parents. The author documents the details of the meetings with the five selected students and uses related research literature to add meaning to and to validate the study. He describes both the successes and weaknesses of the meetings and the study. Conclusions include that these meetings do in fact help students academically, but for future research the study could be expanded in regards to adding more students, more time, and more work with school administration to help set up the meetings.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Interview, Survey


Grades/ Student Performance, Motivation, Parent Involvement

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