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Monday, January 18, 2016

Role Of Mentoring In Educating

How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education

Roshan Choxi | January 9, 2016

In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem. Wikipedia summarizes it: “The average student tutored one-to-one using mastery learning techniques performed two standard deviations better than students who learn via conventional instructional methods — that is, “the average tutored student was above 98% of the students in the control class.”
The term “2 Sigma” comes from the results of the study, which showed that students who were provisioned with a combination of one-on-one mentorship and mastery learning performed two standard deviations (“sigma”) higher than students in a conventional classroom setting.
To put it another way, nearly all the students (98 percent) who were educated with one-on-one mentorship and mastery learning did as well as the average student in the comparable classroom setting.

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