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October 29, 2021
An All-New Peer Tutoring Resource Center Website

If you've been paying attention recently to our social media channels, you might have noticed that we had hinted at something new coming to the PTRC. And if you visited this site in recent times you probably noticed a "New Site Coming Soon" headline displayed at the top of the web pages. Well, that something […]

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July 13, 2021
YTeach: A Peer Tutoring Platform to Try Out This Fall

What is YTeach? YTeach is the Uber of K-12 Peer Assisted Learning. Through our mobile app, students can schedule free lessons with their peers with the click of abutton. As a result, they can engage and foster relationships with their peer mentors in additionto developing a growth mindset for long-term learning. YTeach is also a […]

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June 15, 2021
Peer Tutoring Resource Library Update | June '21

Below is a roundup of the latest resources from the peer tutoring resource library. Schoolwide Model Resources Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning Effective Practices for Online Tutoring Written for the community college setting, this paper by the Academic Senate for California CommunityColleges Transfer, Articulation, and Student Services (TASSC) committee which aims to assist community […]

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May 18, 2021
Call to Submit: "When It's Too Hard to Say Out Loud: Students on Centers of Writing"

Submit to the student-authored personal essay collection called When It’s Too Hard to Say Out Loud: Students on Centers of Writing. We feature the works of tutors and tutees who have discovered both rhetorical and human identity within global writing centers. Focusing on themes such as the agency gained from giving and receiving writing assistance, the […]

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May 10, 2021
Peer Tutoring at Evanston Township High School

The peer tutoring program at Evanston Township High School. Evanston IL, is run by program coordinator Ms. Avani Khandhar who is responsible for tutor recruitment, training and troubleshooting when tutors / tutees are not meeting expectations. The program matches tutors and tutees for peer tutoring. Prior to the pandemic, tutors and tutees met in person […]

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April 20, 2021
Running a Student-Led Peer Tutoring Club

This article features the operations of Peer Tutors, the peer tutoring program at Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois as explained by tutors and co-sponsors, Kelly Caplan and Geriann Pioquinto. Purpose of Peer Tutoring Program According to their mission statement, the program's purpose is to positively impact, directly or indirectly, the student to student learning experience, […]

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March 16, 2021
Peer Tutoring Resource Library Update | March '21

Outlined below are the latest resources from the peer tutoring resource library Schoolwide Model Resources Peer Tutor Recruitment, Training and Evaluation Helpful Tips for Peer Tutors Tips for how to be a peer tutor, how to handle right / wrong answers and more by peer tutor coordinator at Morgan Elementary B.C. Canada, Robert Taddei. Peer […]

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February 9, 2021
SSWCA 2021 Conference Announcement

Below is a special announcement from the Secondary School Writing Centers Association. Secondary School Writing Centers Association annual conference will take place from Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 20, 2021. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, SSWCA 2021 will be a virtual conference this March. We are excited about the possibilities this […]

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February 8, 2021
Peer Tutoring Resource Materials by West Springfield High School

This post highlights sample peer tutoring resource materials donated by West Springfield High School's peer tutoring program director, Melissa Morgan. Featured in a previous post, you can learn more about the program in this article. Peer Tutoring Intro Sheet Used at the beginning of a tutoring session, this information-gathering form helps collect data on who […]

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