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April 21, 2014
Using Cross Age Tutoring to Foster Social and Emotional Learning

This is a guest post by Robbie Torney, a kindergarten teacher at Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, CA. He is a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program and also a recipient of the America Achieves fellowship for outstanding teachers.   Mr. Torney and Paulina B. listen to Monse M. read Social and emotional […]

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March 31, 2014
Peer Tutoring Symposium, Oakland CA

We are marking the one year anniversary of our peer tutoring symposium by closing out this month with a recap of the event. The well attended March 2013 forum was held at Mills College, Oakland CA and sponsored by the R.A.D. Schwartz Foundation in collaboration with Oakland Unified School District and Urban Strategies Council. The purpose […]

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March 24, 2014
Some Useful Peer Tutoring Tools & Materials for the School and Classroom

The Peer Tutoring Resource Center thanks the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) for its recent donation to our resource library. This latest addition to the library is a Math lesson plan that teaches money skills using the next-dollar strategy and reciprocal peer tutoring techniques. This lesson plan along with the other materials and […]

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March 10, 2014
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 […]

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February 11, 2014
Using Color to Enliven a Tutoring Session

This is a guest post by Ishmael Brown, Jr., owner of InfiNeXt Educational Solutions: TUTORING IN COLOR What would the world look like without color, or just black and white? At some point long ago in the past, we had the fortune of viewing television shows in black- and‐white. It was a breakthrough at the […]

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January 31, 2014
Starting and Implementing a Peer Tutoring Program

Based on our observation, it seems relatively easier to find research supporting the benefits of peer tutoring than finding information on how to actually get a program started. This article provides a brief overview of how to set up a peer tutoring program at your school . The Peer Tutoring Manual written by retired Oakland […]

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January 23, 2014
Preparing Your Students for Classwide Peer Tutoring

  A major factor in running a successful classwide peer tutoring program has to do with how well students are trained to become effective peer tutors. We presented the scenario below to Dr. Sandi Ayaz of the National Tutoring Association: Jane is an elementary school 3rd grade English teacher who teaches in a public school. […]

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December 30, 2013
A Successful 2013 at the Peer Tutoring Resource Center

As this year comes to a close, we believe a vote of thanks is in order. We are grateful for being able to launch the Peer Tutoring Resource Center (PTRC) website this past November, and we are also thrilled about the positive feedback and support we’ve received in such a short amount of time! The […]

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December 10, 2013
Welcome to the Peer Tutoring Resource Center (PTRC) Blog

Welcome to the Peer Tutoring Resource Center blog where we’ll be announcing newly discovered resources and sharing the latest news and events surrounding peer tutoring and k-12 education. This website is built around the premise of collaborative learning. We want this site to be a community portal of forward-thinking educators who are always on the […]

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