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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(3), 262-269
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-3-13
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Academic Performance of Students: the Effect of Class Room Level Factors and Private Tutoring

B.W.R. Damayanthi1,

1Department of Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Pub. Date: March 23, 2018

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B.W.R. Damayanthi. Academic Performance of Students: the Effect of Class Room Level Factors and Private Tutoring. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(3):262-269. doi: 10.12691/education-6-3-13


Increased participation in private tutoring intended towards the high academic performance has been perceived enormously worldwide. However, to date literature is indecisive about the effect of private tutoring on students’ academic performance. This study directed to observe the impact of private tutoring on students’ academic performance in Sri Lanka. Data was collected from a stratified systematic random sample of 600 children were in Year 7 – 11 and their parents through a questionnaire survey. It was found that private tutoring has positive effect on students’ academic performance while net impact of private tutoring on student’s academic performance is reduced in magnitude when parental education, economic status and especially the effect self leaning hours is concerned. Hence, the study concludes that rather than focusing on private tutoring, efforts to improve self learning strategies that enhance socio-cultural connectedness and human focus can lead to achieve wider goals of education.

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