How adaptive is an expert human tutor?

Michelene Chi, Marguerite Roy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

18 Scopus citations


In examine the tutoring protocols of one expert human tutor tutoring 10 students in solving physics problems, four analyses reveal that he tutored the five good learners in different ways than the five poorer learners, resulting also in greater adjusted gains for the good learners. This opens up the question of whether the tutor is non-optimally adaptive. We introduce a new conceptual framework and a new perspective in our coding analyses in order to examine how adaptive an expert tutor is.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 10th International Conference, ITS 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages12
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2010 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2010Jun 18 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6094 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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