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### Quantum Tutors for the Accounting Cycle

### Quantum Tutors for the Accounting Cyclewww.mhhe.com/accountingtutors

Master the Accounting Cycle

- Tutoring and homework help for students in principles, financial and managerial accounting
- Topics include:
- Transaction Analysis
- Adjusting Entries
- Financial Statement Preparation

- Unlimited practice and real-time feedback on similar end-of-chapter textbook problems

Quantum Tutors

It’s Just Like Working with a Real-Life Tutor!

- Proven to maximize study effectiveness and increase test scores by at least a full letter grade
- Unlimited practice on end-of-chapter problems just like the ones in the textbook (problems correlated by book, chapter and problem)
- Detailed step-by-step feedback based on the student’s own work – understand why an answer is right or wrong
- Immediate answers to student questions when the instructor is not available to help
- Convenient Internet access – anytime, anywhere

Research

Baldwin-Wallace College

- Managerial Accounting Course
- Textbook Group: 28 Students
- Tutor Group: 30 Students

- Transaction Analysis Problems from Wild FMA 2
- Journal Entries and General Ledger

- Study Design
- Pre-Test: 3 Problems
- In-Class Assignment: 2 Problems
- Post-Test: 3 Problems

Research

Baldwin-Wallace College

The Tutor Group’s gain in accuracy was more than 3.5 times the gain of the Textbook Group

Research

University of Saskatchewan

- Financial Accounting Course
- 68 Students – Quantum Tutor then Online Homework
- 71 Students – Online Homework then Quantum Tutor

- Transaction Analysis Problems from Phillips FFA
- Journal Entries and General Ledger

- Study Design
- Both groups completed a pre-test, homework assignment and post-test for balance sheet accounts
- The groups switched and completed a homework assignment and a post-test for balance sheet and income statement accounts

Research

University of Saskatchewan

- The Quantum Tutor Group’s average test scores improved 1.9 times more than the Online Homework Group
- When the Quantum Tutor was removed from the first group and given to the second group, the Tutor Group gained 2.6 times more than the Online Homework Group
- The Quantum Tutor helped students with initially weaker performance to quickly catch up
- Top performing students scored even higher after using the Quantum Tutor

Field Tested

- Arapahoe Community College, Sara Harris
- Baldwin-Wallace College, Linda Chase
- Bloomsburg University, Jack Rude
- Coastal Carolina Community College, Ann DeCapite
- George Mason University, Connie Hylton
- Green River Community College, Brenda Bindschatel
- Oakland Community College, Meg Costello
- University of Houston, Ron Lazer
- University of Minnesota, David Johnson
- University of North Florida, Diane Tanner
- University of Toledo, Diane Marker
- University of Saskatchewan, Fred Phillips
- Westchester Community College, Sal Marino

Tutor Usage

Students using the Quantum Tutors attempt to solve a problem 8.4 times more than asking the Tutor to simply “show the answer”

Survey Says…

- 99.0% of students surveyed ranked the Quantum Tutors as Very Helpful (53.5%) or Helpful (45.5%)
- 98.0% of students said they would recommend the Quantum Tutors to a friend
- When asked what they liked best about the Quantum Tutors, students listed:
- Instant step-by-step feedback on their own work
- Immediate answers to questions
- Ability to learn from their mistakes

Student Feedback

- “I was able to use it to answer all of my questions. I would definitely use it again.”
- “I found the tutoring program to be very helpful and I really liked how it gave me step-by-step assistance.”
- “Although the Tutor did not immediately tell me the answer, it went about it in a methodical way to help me find the answer.”
- “It tells you what you did wrong and why, and what you should have done. Gave me lots of practice!”

Instructor Feedback

- “These are the same exact questions I get in class.”
- “I appreciated that with every answer came a reinforcement of the concept that drives the answer.”
- “I think this Tutor gives students the opportunity to develop more analytic skills. This, in turn, should improve performance because building a strong foundation is absolutely the key to successfully completing the introductory courses.”
- “The Tutors are so simple and personal. Very appropriately directed answers ̶ simple and to the point.”

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