In past semesters students were awarded 5 extra credit points for 5 hours of tutoring on their exams. However I started to question if students were going to tutoring just to get the extra credit points or if they really needed the help. In Spring of 2013 I changed the tutoring requirements for all my courses. Students would now be required to complete 10 hours of tutoring throughout the semester and this would count towards 5% of their grade. I wanted students to attend tutoring because they saw a benefit and need, not just to get points. Students were given a tutoring log in which they documented the date, time, what they studied, and who helped them. They turned the tutoring log in at the end of the semester. The results validated my beliefs about when students attend tutoring and the results it has on their success in a course.
Please see attached document for data results
I shared these results with my division and this practice has been implemented in all of our developmental math courses.