Why Peer Tutoring?

Benefits of Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is a student-led, site-based instructional strategy used to support improved academic achievement and social-emotional outcomes across the nation for more than 30 years. Research illustrates that students involved in peer tutoring show:

  • higher academic achievement
  • improved relationships with peers
  • improved personal and social development
  • increased motivation
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Who Benefits from Peer Tutoring and How?

Research has looked at three main evidence-based peer tutoring models, all of which focus primarily on reading and math content areas. Two of these models are same-age, classroom-based; and the third is cross-age, pairing older students with younger students.

Evaluations for all three models show short and long-term gains in academic achievement, and social emotional outcomes ranging from more likely to stay on task to increased attendance and decreased numbers of disciplinary referrals. The academic gains held true for:

  • average-achieving students
  • low-income students
  • at-risk students
  • low-performing, English Language learners
  • learning disabled students
  • minority students

Get an introduction to the common peer tutoring models found in k-12 settings.

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