1 semester, 0.5 credit
This course will introduce students to the field of peer tutoring studies. Students will learn "best practices" for tutoring and provide support to students in grades 6-12 in every discipline. In addition to practical knowledge about how to tutor diverse learners effectively, students will study the principles and proposition--the theories--that determine how and why peer tutoring centers operate the way they do. Along with practice and theory, students will study peer tutoring research and engage in first-hand research of their own. Emphasis is on developing skills in the following areas: 1) peer tutoring techniques and interpersonal communication, 2) learning processes, 3) writing across the curriculum, and 4) leadership roles. Students will begin peer tutoring early in the semester, and the dynamics of the sessions are analyze and discussed in class. This is a hands-on course with students engaged in student-to-student tutoring throughout the year. This course does not count towards English requirements for graduation.