Peer Tutor Handbook: A Curriculum for High School Students Serving as Peer Tutors to Students with Special Needs is a peer tutor training guide listed in the peer tutoring resource library and certainly worth exploring!
Originally published in 1995, the document was written as an instructional guide for the high schools that participated in a peer tutoring program approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. The document was written by Carolyn Hughes, Sarah Lorden, Carol Guth, Stacey Scott and Judith Presley of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.
This tutor training curriculum serves as a teaching guide for a high school course in which non-disabled students receive training and serve as peer tutors and role models for their peers with special needs for one class period each day. The comprehensive handbook does more than provide instruction on how to train peer tutors, but also contains sample peer tutoring activities, pertinent documents such as tutor schedule and evaluation forms, as well as detailed information to help peer tutors learn about specific disability areas such as autism, speech and language disorders, learning disabilities etc.
So, what can teachers expect to find in this classroom teaching resource?
You can download this curriculum from the Education Resources Information Center website.
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