ERIC Number: ED315134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-26
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Tutoring: Issues and Concerns. Results of a Survey.
Zaritsky, Joyce Ship
In 1988, a survey was conducted to determine the characteristics and extent of peer tutoring programs at two- and four-year colleges in New York. Data were also collected on supplemental instruction, a variant of peer tutoring in which the peer tutor works closely with a faculty member to help students in identified high-risk courses. Of the 270 surveys mailed, 32% were returned. The 59 responding institutions included 28 two-year colleges, 30 four-year colleges, and a technical institute. Survey findings included the following: (1) 95% of the institutions had at least one peer tutoring program; (2) 80% offered peer tutoring for remedial/developmental, entry-level, and advanced courses; (3) 32% selected tutors through faculty recommendations; (4) 96% paid their tutors, and 4% used other means to reward tutors; (5) 41% had centralized tutoring labs to supervise their tutoring programs; (6) institutions most commonly provided supplemental instruction in math, biology, business, chemistry, and English; (7) 96% provided peer tutors with training, with 29% using administrative personnel to train tutors; (8) 74% provided either one-to-one or small group tutoring; (9) 38% required "at risk" students to receive tutoring; and (10) 85% of the institutions indicated that tutoring was available to all who requested it. A 16-item bibliography and the survey questionnaire are appended. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York