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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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January 28, 2021
Running a Virtual Peer Tutoring Program at West Springfield High School

The Peer Tutoring Resource Center conducted a Q & A with Melissa Morgan, English teacher and director of the peer tutoring program at West Springfield High School in Virginia. It's Morgan's second year in the role of director and we hope you'll gain some inspiration as you read about how the program operates. Purpose of […]

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December 1, 2020
Civics Peer Learning Activity: The Classroom Exchange

Looking for an engaging civics classroom activity that takes advantage of peer learning? Learn about the Peer-to-Peer Classroom Exchange program. The Peer-to-Peer Classroom Exchange is a civics teaching activity created by the National Constitution Center. The program's participants are middle and high school students who get matched with other participating classrooms across the United States […]

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November 10, 2020
Peer Tutoring Resource Library Update | November '20

The latest resources from the resource library are outlined below. Schoolwide Model Resources Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center A review of the book, “They’re All Writers”: Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center by Jennifer Sanders and Rebecca L. Damron, reviewed on the Praxis, a writing center […]

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October 13, 2020
This High School Did Not Let Pandemic School Closures Prevent Them From Starting a Peer Tutoring Program

This article features Educore, a new virtual peer tutoring program at California High School, San Ramon CA. The Peer Tutoring Resource Center wishes to thank Chuyi Zhang (public relations contact) and Siddhant Joshi (program founder and executive director) for taking time to share inspiration from their program. Introduction Educore launched in August 2020 as a […]

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August 25, 2020
5 Resources to Help With Designing Your High School Peer Tutoring Program

Wondering how to start a high school peer tutoring program? The Peer Tutoring Resource Center website has a plethora of resources and links addressing this very topic. Below is a compilation of a handful of some popular resources among PTRC's community of teachers. Here is an article that introduces the Peer Tutoring Manual - a […]

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July 7, 2020
Peer Tutoring Resource Library Update | July '20

Below are the latest resources listed in the peer tutoring resource library: Schoolwide Model Resources Category: Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning Peer-Mediated Support Strategies A guide by Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education describes three peer-mediated intervention approaches and offers guidelines for implementation. The strategies covered include: classroom-wide peer tutoring, peer support […]

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May 27, 2020
Peer Tutoring Amidst School Closures | How One High School Moved Its Program Online

This is a follow-up post on the peer tutoring program of Pioneer Valley High School, which was recently featured on this blog. In the article below, program coordinator, Heidi Leal shares what has been done to keep their peer tutoring program running during mandatory school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. April 20th commenced our […]

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