The Peer Tutoring program is intended to help students who, while making sincere effort, are experiencing difficulty in an academic class. Tutoring is a one-on-one instructional time between a volunteer student tutor and another student. A student will enter the Peer Tutoring Program for a period of approximately four weeks, meeting either during study hall (45 minutes a day 4 days per week) or during TDT (20 minutes a day 3 days a week). In addition to student tutors, the Tutoring Center is staffed by instructional teachers who work directly with tutees.
The general Peer Tutoring program procedures are:
- The student who is in need of extra help must first speak to the classroom teacher.
- Parents who have concerns about their student’s progress should contact the classroom teacher first. Contact information can be found here on our website.
- The classroom teacher will provide additional supports for the student.
- After that, if the classroom teacher determines that the students will benefit from tutoring, he/she will complete the Tutoring Referral form.
- The Tutoring Center Director will confer with the teacher to create a tutoring plan.
Other important information:
- Tutoring is currently available only during the school day.
- The first person a student should seek help from is their classroom teacher.
- If a student is referred to tutoring by someone other than the classroom teacher, the referral will be discussed with the classroom teacher first to determine what supports the teacher can provide before the tutoring process will begin.
- Students may drop in anytime to the tutoring center during their study hall or TDT if they have a specific question. They can also come for help to review a specific topic.
- Students who are absent from school for extended periods of time can come to the Tutoring Center to get caught up academically.
- The Tutoring Center is located in the back corner of the Blanchette Learning Commons.