Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Regardless of recent budget cuts in education, the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) stays in place and remains a requirement for graduation in public schools. Data shows a great number of students are failing the CAHSEE and continuing to take the test more than 2 years after their expected graduation. Too many drop-out of high school. Most regret dropping out, work in unskilled jobs, or become unemployed. Quality one-to-one tutoring could make the difference in failing or passing the CAHSEE, because teaching methods and material can be adjusted to the level of students' understanding. My project consisted of 2 weeks one-to-one tutoring to prepare students for the CAHSEE. 27 students took the CAHSEE at Wellington Smith Juvenile Hall Court School in March 2010. Thirteen students received tutoring. Fourteen received no tutoring. California State test scores provided a tool of measuring the effects of one-to-one tutoring.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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