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January 26, 2016 AT 12:00 pm

How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education #makereducation

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Interesting read from TechCrunch that argues new ed tech start-ups are providing the 1 on 1 mentoring students aren’t able to get in the traditional classroom setting.

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.”

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