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ERIC Number: ED354608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Peer and Cross-Age Tutoring. ERIC Digest, Number 79.
Gaustad, Joan
One-to-one tutoring programs, such as peer and cross-age tutoring, can result in emotional and learning benefits for the tutor and the tutee. Peer tutoring involves two students of the same age. In cross-age tutoring, the tutor is older than the tutee. The Willamette High School Peer Tutoring Program in Eugene, Oregon; the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in San Antonio, Texas; and the Companion Reading Program (Salt Lake City, Utah) are examples of peer and cross-age tutoring programs. Advantages of these programs are that tutors are better than adults in relating to their tutees on a cognitive, emotional, and social level. Also, cross-age tutoring offers the tutor the higher status of being older but still being close in age. Tutors can benefit from cross-age and peer tutoring because it allows them to review material and to improve thinking and communication skills. For a program to succeed, tutors should be trained and should understand the material tutees will be learning. Problems in cross-age tutoring can include tutees' resisting the program and conflicts with scheduling. (Contains nine references.) (JPT)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.