Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

Match Tutors makes headlines in The New York Times for its tutoring work in Chicago Public Schools.  As part of a two-year randomized trial through the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab, Match Tutors is providing math tutoring to 700 at-risk male students in 12 of the city's lowest performing high schools.  Along with tutoring, the students are also receiving behavioral counseling through a Youth Guidance program called B.A.M., Becoming a Man. Through these interventions, researchers hope to decrease the likelihood that these students drop out and fall into the destructive cycle of violence and crime that plagues so many of Chicago's young African-American males.

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To read more about the randomized trial conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, click here.