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ERIC Number: ED377971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
After-School Tutoring Program.
Bender, David S.; And Others
This paper describes the history, characteristics, program model, activities, and evaluation results of the Pottstown Homework Center Partnership project, in Pottstown County, Pennsylvania. The goal of the program is to initiate homework centers and train volunteer tutors from the community to support the at-risk middle students by providing individual assistance after school. The student population consists of at-risk students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Tutors for the program are drawn from the undergraduate college, a pharmaceutical company, and from among high school students who were previously tutees in the project. The tutoring model provides techniques to recruit community members, teaching materials, and information on various tutoring activities including tutoring times and sites, field trips, physical activities and refreshments, tutee rules, rewards and discipline, annual celebration, and communication between tutors and students. The project director and coordinator of tutoring administer the program. Evaluation of the program is conducted by comparing the grade point averages of participants and non-participants for the first and second halves of the academic year. The results of the program's second- and third-year evaluations confirm an increase in the achievement of students who participated on a regular basis. (Four appendices include correspondence, a course outline, tutoring kit supplies, letters to parents, student and tutor handbooks, and materials for an annual celebration.) (AP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania