Summer 2023

ESRP 9000 Professor

Gina L. Peyton

ESRP 9001 Professor

Gina L. Peyton

Executive Summary

The purpose of this Strategic Research Project is to address the organizational management gaps and challenges faced by George H. Oliver Elementary School (GHO) and propose a comprehensive solution to improve student outcomes and overall school performance. The problem identified in the Strategic Research Project is the poor academic performance of students from struggling families. The chosen solution is to implement mentoring and tutoring programs, which aim to enhance academic achievement, personal development, and career readiness among students. With a high attractiveness score and various benefits, this strategy shows potential in addressing challenges such as inadequate study skills, low motivation, and socioeconomic disadvantages. The mentoring program will provide students with guidance and support from experienced mentors and tutors, facilitating enriched learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting.

The action plan for the implementation of mentoring and tutoring programs includes key steps. A needs assessment and goal-setting process will be conducted to identify specific areas requiring mentorship and establish measurable goals. Recruitment and training will ensure the selection of qualified mentors and tutors equipped with necessary skills. The matching process will pair mentors and tutors with learners based on individual needs. Implementation and monitoring will track progress and provide ongoing support. Evaluation and improvement steps will assess program effectiveness and allow for adjustments. In conclusion, implementing mentoring and tutoring programs offers significant potential to address the challenges faced by GHO. The action plan provides a roadmap for successful program implementation. Stakeholder engagement, resource allocation, and continuous evaluation are crucial for program effectiveness and sustainability. Through this initiative, GHO aims to create positive change, improve student outcomes, and foster a supportive educational environment.

Document Type

Strategic Research Project-NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler College of Education