Archive for 'Peer Tutoring Programs'

Peer-Based Reading & Math Interventions by Learning Together

Peer-Based Reading & Math Interventions by Learning Together

In this edition of our peer tutoring program spotlight, we’re featuring The Learning Together Company. We reached out to learn more about their program and compiled the responses we received in the sections below.

Introduction

I’m Joann Cassell, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Together. I am the editor for several teams of educators and curriculum specialists who write and update our programs. I also tutored for eight years in an adult tutoring version of Reading Together, our third-grade literacy program.

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Mason High Peer Tutoring Program Design

Mason High Peer Tutoring Program Design

Mason High school is a suburban school in Mason, Ohio with a student population of 3,400. Its schoolwide peer tutoring program which opened at the beginning of the 2016 school year, was created by its program advisor, Jere Clark who has taught at the school for 11 years.

Motivation for Creating a Peer Tutoring Program

Clark states that the decision to create a peer tutoring program was influenced by increasing state standards and a need for a tier 1 intervention at the ...

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Peer Tutoring at Arvada High School

Peer Tutoring at Arvada High School

Background

The Peer Tutoring program at Arvada High School in Arvada, Colorado began just this 2016-2017 school year. The program was developed in order to target those students in our school who are failing one or more classes due to missing assignments. The majority of those whom we tutor are 9th graders because we can easily access them during their Study Hall, and only 9th graders have a mandatory Study Hall class. We are open to walk-ins and have also tutored ...

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Coordinating Cross-Age Tutoring Between Two Schools: Q&A with Carrabec Peer Tutoring Program Facilitator

Coordinating Cross-Age Tutoring Between Two Schools: Q&A with Carrabec Peer Tutoring Program Facilitator

Carrabec High School and Carrabec Community School: The Need for a Cross-Age Peer Tutoring Program

The schools being featured today are described by Solomon Heifets as rural schools, each with less than 200 students, located in North Anson, Maine, across the river from an old mill town. More than 70% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch programs, and the high school was identified as a priority school under the No Child Left Behind Act in 2012. Judging by NWEA ...

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Schoolwide Peer Tutoring Program Spotlight: Trantwood Elementary, VA

Schoolwide Peer Tutoring Program Spotlight: Trantwood Elementary, VA

Happy New Year! The PTRC is excited to kick off its 2016 blogging year with this peer tutoring program spotlight featuring Trantwood Elementary School. At this time, many educators like you are entering the new year thinking about what new approaches to try or how to improve your already existing systems. Got peer tutoring on your mind?

Well, come along with us for some peer tutoring program inspiration as Trantwood Elementary’s Lisa Lee walks us through the inner workings of her ...

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Peer Tutoring in Reading Comprehension Guide

Peer Tutoring in Reading Comprehension Guide

Reading and literacy are content areas in which peer tutoring strategies are commonly employed. A properly administered peer tutoring strategy can make a significant impact in the learning outcomes of participating students.

Our recently added resource library listing does an effective job of explaining some peer tutoring models that are appropriate for practicing reading and comprehension skills, hence the spotlight on Peer Tutoring in Reading Comprehension: The Importance of a Program in Your Elementary School – a document from the website of Oakland ...

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Introduction to the Common Peer Tutoring Models Used in K-12

Introduction to the Common Peer Tutoring Models Used in K-12

What is Peer Tutoring?

A research-supported instructional strategy in which students work together, usually in pairs for the purpose of practicing and mastering academic skills or concepts. Peer tutoring is a broad term for a variety of tutoring situations that occur among students of same or different ages.

Same-age Peer Tutoring

In this model, tutoring occurs between students of the same age or grade level. Peer tutoring can be conducted among students within the same classroom as well as students from different classrooms.

Cross-age ...

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Using Peer Tutors to Help Students with Disabilities

Using Peer Tutors to Help Students with Disabilities

This article features special education teacher Sylvia Liddle who is also the coordinator of a peer tutoring program designed to assist the special needs students of Payson High School, Utah. The peer tutoring program caters to students with autism and other disabilities. In this post, Ms. Liddle explains how the program is implemented.

Background

According to Liddle, the program has been around for at least 10 years:

When I started teaching here in 2009, I inherited the peer tutoring program that other teachers ...

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Peer Tutoring Strategies: Spotlight on the Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom

Peer Tutoring Strategies:  Spotlight on the Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom

One aspect of peer tutoring that doesn’t get much mention is the benefit of the practice to the peer tutor. The subject of peer tutoring is often examined from the perspective of academic gains made by the tutee. Numerous research studies focus on the benefits of peer tutoring to the tutee and most peer tutoring programs arise out of a need to offer additional academic assistance to struggling students. It is not surprising that there isn’t as much information available on ...

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Success is Mandatory: The Peer Tutoring Program that Saved Camelback High School

Success is Mandatory: The Peer Tutoring Program that Saved Camelback High School

Today, we bring you the story of a school that has successfully employed peer tutoring strategies in transforming from a failing school into a promising and inspiring educational institution worthy of emulation.

A Brief History

Camelback High School is a public school in Phoenix, Arizona that was founded in 1954. By 1985, it is said that the school began taking a turn for the worse and this decline continued through 2009. It is believed that Camelback’s downturn was prompted by a ...

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