Knights for Knowledge Peer Tutoring Coordinator: Mrs. Tonya Williams, Tonya.Williams@lcps.org
Location: Room 2312B
What is peer tutoring?
Peer tutoring is a flexible academic support strategy where students act as academic tutors to other students. At Champe, the Knights for Knowledge Peer Tutoring program provides peer to peer support during the last 45 minutes of each Study Hall block. Peer tutors use the first half of the block to complete their own classwork and then tutor for the second half of the block.
Students seeking tutoring may request an e-hall pass in advance of their Study Hall block by emailing Mrs. Williams or drop in to the peer tutoring classroom during their Study Hall block by requesting an e-hall pass from their Study Hall Monitor. Teachers and coaches may also refer students for peer tutoring. In this instance, Mrs. Williams will issue an appointment e-hall pass to discuss tutoring goals with the student.
The Champe Tutoring classroom offers a welcoming, informal, yet research based learning environment. During the 2019-20 school year, it is our goal to increase our presence within the school in order to serve more Champe students.
As a parent or student why should you choose peer tutoring?
Of course, there are obvious benefits in choosing academic support from the Knights for Knowledge Peer Tutoring program: students are already on campus, so juggling schedules is not an issue and it's free. There are other benefits as well.
- Peer tutoring is a widely-researched practice across ages, grade levels, and subject areas. Research indicates it works.
- Peer tutoring allows students to receive one-to-one assistance. Often, other students are able to explain content areas in a way that their peers can relate to more.
- Students being tutored have increased opportunities to respond in smaller groups. This means self-confidence increases.
- Peer tutoring promotes academic and social development for both the tutor and tutee.
- Student engagement and time on task increases.
- Peer tutoring increases self-confidence and self-efficacy.
If you would like more information about the Knights for Knowledge Peer Tutoring Program, please contact Mrs. Williams.