I’m not sure if this question belongs here, so I apologize if it doesn’t. I work in a tutoring center at my university where we tutor every subject. Mathematics is in high demand, and occasionally my coworkers ask if I can tutor multiple students at the same time (commonly in different courses, but not always). I’ve always told them no, because I felt my style would be incompatible with that type of session.
My question is two fold: 1. Are there any studies on the effectiveness of group tutoring? What parameters have determined the effectiveness of the sessions? 2. How can I successfully host a session like this? It’d definitely help our overall numbers (to keep funding for our grant we need to reach certain goals), but I don’t want to reduce my effectiveness in helping the student. Perhaps I can adopt a different style that would be more effective in tutoring in this way?