ERIC Number: ED108154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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High School Peer Tutoring (Homework Helpers) Program, New York, N.Y.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," annually serves about 4000 disadvantaged students in grades nine through twelve in 50 high schools. Many of the students are black or Spanish-speaking and come from low-income homes in the inner city. The program, begun in 1969, is designed to provide individualized tutoring in reading and math by high school students to other high school students. Students are invited into the program through announcements, bulletin boards, and teacher recommendations. They are tested when they initially come for tutoring and, on the average, entering students are four to six years behind grade level in reading and math. The tutors, working with one or two students at a time, assist in vocabulary development, oral reading, comprehension, and math skills. The remedial teachers in many schools serve as informal consultants for tutoring techniques and materials. However, tutors primarily work under the supervision of master teachers and coordinators. A monthly newsletter is sent to all schools, and workshops in reading and math are held for small groups of master teachers to keep them well informed. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.