From NPR: 1 tutor + 1 child = Better math scores, less fear

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One-on-one tutoring does more than teach kids, the researchers say. It calms the fear circuitry in the brain, according to a report this week from NPR.

“The most exciting aspect of our findings is that cognitive tutoring not only improves performance, but is also anxiety-reducing,” says neuroscientist Vinod Menon, the study’s senior author and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.


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