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CUE Ratings to help measure the impact of tutoring

News Release on 16th February, 2021

A new rating system designed to help schools, tutors and students measure and maximise the learning value of each tutoring session is now available on Bramble’s live online tutoring platform.

The CUE Rating feature is designed to capture a detailed picture of a student’s confidence, understanding and engagement and track improvements over several sessions. The feature has already been used to rate more than 1,000 sessions on the platform.

CUE Ratings explained.

“This feature will help schools that are using tutors for catch-up learning see for the first time which tutoring approaches have the most impact on student understanding - findings that can be used to inform ongoing tutoring practice,” said Will Chambers, co-founder of Bramble.

“CUE Rating moves beyond the simplistic five star session rating approach, giving tutors and students a more precise way to rate student engagement, how well they understand the content and how confident they are about their learning.

“Tutors have traditionally received very little feedback from sessions with their students,” Will Chambers says. “With CUE ratings, tutors can reflect on each session and get a more accurate steer on whether their approach is working.”

The feature will be immediately available to all users of the Bramble platform, including tuition providers such as Pearson and Manning’s Tutors, who are using Bramble to deliver tutoring to students as part of the National Tutoring Programme.

Mickey Revenaugh, Vice President, Business Development at Pearson, said: “In keeping with Pearson’s passion for using data to personalise students’ experiences at every stage of learning, we are pleased to have CUE as an additional tool in the hands of our expert tutors.”

Johnny Manning of Manning’s said: "We’re pleased to have worked with Bramble to develop the CUE Rating function, which is now available to all pupils and tutors undertaking online tuition.

“We've seen in previous studies that the impact of tuition is not limited to the content covered in the session, but that the increase in pupil confidence leads to general gains both in the subject as a whole and in the pupil's approach to their general schoolwork.

“By tracking these three key metrics of confidence, understanding and engagement, we're excited about the potential for more accurate measurement of the impact of tuition."

Bramble is a market leader in the online tutoring industry. An award-winning online tutoring platform which has been used by over 50,000 tutors and students in 100 different countries. The experience and knowledge gained from over 550,000 hours of online tuition has given us a unique insight into how people teach and learn online, and ultimately what makes the difference between a poor and a great experience tutoring online.