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January 2, 2018
What Would An Online Peer Tutoring Marketplace Look Like?

Sharing Academy was born as the first peer tutoring marketplace for university students, where any student that needed help to learn some subjects could find top-notch colleagues from their same university and area of study willing to help them. In our goal to democratize education, we started an expansion to all kinds of tutoring keeping […]

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October 31, 2017
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 […]

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September 26, 2017
ClassWide Peer Tutoring: A Gamified Learning Activity

Gamification Versus Game-based Learning Gamification as a teaching strategy aims to enhance learning by using a game-style format to motivate students to participate in learning activities. Gamification is sometimes confused with game-based learning. In game-based learning, students learn through games, while in gamification, game-like elements are applied to non-game activities to boost student motivation and […]

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August 7, 2017
Creative Ways to Get More out of a Three-Ring Binder

One of the biggest challenges facing educators on a daily basis is ensuring that students have the proper materials to succeed. This can mean anything from getting the latest versions of textbooks into the classroom to keeping a jar of spare pencils around for students who forget to bring them. It can also mean getting […]

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July 11, 2017
Peer Tutoring Resource Update - July '17

A summary of some recent additions to our peer tutoring resource listings: Schoolwide Resources Category: Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning Peer Tutoring as a Strategy for Positive Behavior A summary of how peer tutoring can be used to support positive student behavior from the website of EMSTAC (Elementary & Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center). […]

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June 6, 2017
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 […]

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March 7, 2017
Latest Peer Tutoring Resource Discoveries

Below is a summary of the most recent links added to the peer tutoring resource library. Schoolwide Peer Tutoring Program Design & Planning Peer Tutoring for Students with Autism This brief guide from Teacher Vision provides suggestions on how to facilitate structured tutoring sessions between students with autism and their socially competent peers. In this […]

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February 7, 2017
10 Quick Tips for K-12 Peer Tutoring Success by the PTRC's 2016 Contestants | Meet the Winners

Last December, the Peer Tutoring Resource Center hosted its second giveaway contest in honor of k-12 peer tutoring practitioners. We’re very proud of the educators who participated and shared valuable tips about implementing a successful peer tutoring program. A hearty congrats once again to the following winners: Grand prize winner of $200 Target gift card: Kristen Johnson, School […]

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January 17, 2017
Latest K-12 Peer Tutoring Resource Listings

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2017 by outlining some new resource listings you’ll find around the site. Schoolwide Peer Tutoring Resources Peer Tutoring Course (G. W. Graham Secondary School) In this course, students learn how to design and teach a lesson. The document contains a course timeline, evaluation forms and a lesson plan template […]

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