Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education



First Advisor

Dr. Steve Ragotzy

Second Advisor

Dr. Howard Farris

Third Advisor

Dr. Margaret McGlinchey

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Supplemental parent tutoring was investigated to determine its effects on student reading and error rate. This study used a multiple baseline design and was implemented in classrooms at Project Help, a remedial reading center, located on Western Michigan University's campus. Seven subjects were involved in this research, four serving as experimental subjects and three serving as controls. Both groups were observed during their reading checks. Results of the study indicate no observable difference in reading and error rate between those students receiving supplemental home tutoring and those receiving no supplemental tutoring.