APPENDIX B (pp. 169-170)

Pre-test Cover Letter



Rick Sheets, ASU Doctoral Student &
Learning Assistance Center Director
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

August 23, 1993

Dear Tutor,

You, as a tutor in the Maricopa Community Colleges, are invited to participate in a new and exciting research study on tutoring. The attached survey will be used to collect data for my dissertation towards a doctoral degree (Ed.D.). I am working under the direction of Professor Gary Anderson in the Reading Education Department at Arizona State University (ASU). The purpose of this study will be to compare tutor responses to various tutoring situations in various colleges in the Maricopa Community College District.

I am requesting your participation which will include two occasions of filling out this survey (once at the beginning of the semester and once at the end). The survey has two parts and should take about 30 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from the study at any time, it will not affect your status as a tutor. The results of the research may be published, but your name will not be used.

The last four digits of your Social Security Number will be used on the survey as a Student ID number. You will put your name and the Student ID number on the cover page of each part of the two parts of the survey, which will be separated from the survey when returned to me. On the survey itself, only your Student ID number will be used.

If you have any questions concerning this research study, please call me at (602) 493-2772 (wk) or (602) 493-5755 (hm). Or you may call Dr. Anderson at (602) 965-7766 at ASU.

Note: Return of the two-part survey will be considered your consent to participate.

Also, you may detach and keep this one-page letter.


Rick Sheets


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