Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Math Mentoring Program on Underserved 7th-Grade Students in HISD


Math Confidence through Cubing Club (MC³) is an after-school math tutoring program that fights poverty by closing the math-achievement gap as well as teaching students self-respect. Each student was given one 20-question Math Test and one 15-question Character Questionnaire to evaluate the impacts of the program on their math skills as well as their confidence. We found that MC³ has a significant positive impact on the students in their math skills and there is a slight increase in confidence post-program. Our findings found a positive correlation between the program’s curriculum and the mentee’s math performance and confidence levels. Although the sample size remains small, future endeavors can consider expansion of the program to test the validity of our program’s curriculum in different grade levels or even different schools.



Mathematical biology