ERIC Number: ED247998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Increased Student Tutoring Service on the Elementary Level.
The Clarkstown Tutoring Service, a student peer-tutoring program in the Clarkstown (a middle to upper-middle suburban community), New York, school district received hundreds of tutees in grades 7 through 12 but very few in grades 1 through 6. A plan was devised to double the number of public elementary students tutored from 33 to 66 by June 25, 1982. Toward this end, a publicity campaign was launched which included questionnaires to past and present tutors and to the parents of both tutees and tutors. Tutors' responses were positive, indicating that tutoring developed self-confidence and leadership abilities. Parents of tutors were proud of their youngsters; parents of tutees praised the tutoring service but were critical about the lack of publicity. Information gathered from questionnaires was used to write a pamphlet on tutoring for grades 1-6, and this was distributed to parents of elementary students throughout the district. In addition, the director of the tutoring service and tutors visited three Parent Teacher Association meetings to publicize the service. The enrollment objective was more than achieved, with 76 elementary pupils receiving tutoring services by the established deadline. Additionally, feelings of cooperation and camaraderie between student tutors and elementary school professional staff were developed. It was recommended that the tutoring service eventually be expanded to private and parochial school service. (Appendices include maps of Clarkstown, tutoring forms, questionnaires, an enrollment growth chart, principal's letter, and other related materials). (BJD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tutor Role; Tutor Teacher Relationship
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University, 1982. Document contains light print.