Bowen (Bo) Paulle has been working in, researching, and reforming (high poverty) schools and urban school systems since 1996. After advocating for bringing High Dosage Tutoring (HDT) to the Netherlands, and after using multiple randomised controlled trials to evaluate HDT’s effects when implemented by two non-profits serving vulnerable kids in the Netherlands, Paulle elected to leave his position as associate professor at the UvA for four days a week to head Stichting The Bridge Learning Interventions, one of the two non-profits implementing HDT in NL. “Bridge HDT” is currently supported by, among other institutions, the Ministry of Education (OCW) and Amsterdam’s municipal government.
High Dosage Tutoring: The narrow path
Tutoring can be tremendously effective. But we know from research that tutoring efforts often fail. Sometimes they even have negative effects. It’s hard, not easy, to get it right! Especially now the High Dosage Tutoring (HDT) has a certain amount of currency in the field, how to distinguish between effective and ineffective programs and providers. And how get it right?