Recently, tutoring has been considered a key point in enhancing learnersupport within the distance education system. Korea National Open University(KNOU) launched a new tutoring system in 2005 blended tutoring for freshmen, to help their adjustment and learning and to promote educational quality in a distance learning system.
The purpose of this study was to find the tutees' satisfaction with the blended tutorial and the effectiveness of the blended tutoring system. 1785 participants' grades in their courses, in which they had tutorials and the information about the participants registration for the second semester were collected. 288 tutoring attenders' responses to a questionnaire were also collected. Means, Chi-square, and T-tests were run using SPSS. The results showed that the blended tutoring system was a significantly effective method and was satisfactory to the tutoring attenders. The blended tutoring contributed significantly to the tutoring attenders' course grades and to their registration in their second semester. Based on the results, I discussed several points for further study to better run a blended tutoring system at mega distance universities.