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ERIC Number: ED158210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Students as Peer Counselors and Peer Tutors.
Seveyega, Dina Maria
The utilization of students is a valuable resource in providing services for a successful learning experience. Two possible services are tutoring and peer advising. For many students tutoring is the only answer to successful academic coping. Effective tutoring requires knowledgeable, sensitive and well-trained tutors. Depending on the degree of need, tutoring can take place one on one, in groups of five or fewer students, or in workshop and classroom style settings. To insure effectiveness, faculty may certify and help train tutors, make referrals and provide pertinent information and guidance. Peer advising is another possible resource. The peer adviser may assist in handling the tutorial transaction, give individual in-depth orientation to special resources on campus, and continue to contact and offer guidance throughout the year. Peer advisers may also serve on task force committees which plan and implement programs such as publicity, student outreach, staff development, public relations and other essential developmental programs. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Washington, D.C., March 19-23, 1978)