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Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success: The Importance of Engaging Teachers and Guardians

Engagement from school teachers and guardians is critical to student success. According to a review of 51 studies on parent involvement, students with engaged parents showed better academic outcomes, improved attendance, and increased motivation (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). Similarly, when teachers are engaged with their students, it can lead to better learning outcomes and higher levels of student engagement. (Amerstorfer & Münster-Kistner, 2021)

Live tutoring sessions can be an effective way to support student learning. A meta-analysis of 27 studies found that online tutoring can have a positive impact on student achievement, especially when it includes ongoing support and feedback (Zhu, 2016). However, the impact of such sessions can be limited if learning doesn't continue beyond the tutoring sessions (Cheung & Slavin, 2013).

Personalized attention and support are essential for students with unique needs. According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, personalized learning approaches, which aim to meet the individual needs of each student, can be effective for students with learning and attention issues (National Center for Learning Disabilities, 2018). However, school teachers face significant challenges in providing this kind of support, especially in classrooms with a high student-to-teacher ratio (Mertler & Campbell, 2018).

At TurtlEd, we believe that collaboration between school teachers, guardians, and other stakeholders is critical to supporting student success. Our approach is based on working closely with school partners to provide ongoing support and feedback to students. We spend a lot of time following up with school teachers and guardians, sharing weekly feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the students proactively. This feedback helps teachers provide personalized attention and support to students with unique needs, resulting in better academic outcomes.

To ensure that schools are informed about how they can better support their students, we work closely with school partners to customize lesson plans based on observations of the students. Our team collaborates with school teachers to identify areas where they may need additional support or input, and we provide ongoing guidance and resources to help them better meet the needs of their students. This collaborative approach has proven effective in helping students achieve their full potential, even in challenging circumstances.

In conclusion, engagement from school teachers and guardians is critical to supporting student success, and personalized attention and support are essential for students with unique needs. TurtlEd's approach to collaboration with school partners is based on ongoing feedback and support, and is designed to help students achieve their full potential. By working together, we can help ensure that every student receives the support they need to succeed academically.


Cheung, A. C. K., & Slavin, R. E. (2013). The effectiveness of educational technology applications for enhancing mathematics achievement in K-12 classrooms: A meta-analysis. Educational Research Review, 9, 88-113.

Henderson, A. T., & Mapp, K. L. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools.

Mertler, C. A., & Campbell, C. (2018). Teachers’ perceptions of classroom management, problems and its solutions in secondary schools. Journal of Education and Learning, 7(1), 41-50.

National Center for Learning Disabilities. (2017) Personalized learning. Retrieved from

Amerstorfer, C. M. & Münster-Kistner, C. F. (2021) Student Perceptions of Academic Engagement and Student-Teacher Relationships in Problem-Based Learning

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