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ERIC Number: ED451848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
As Successful as the County Fair: Bainbridge College's Peer Tutor Program.
Stauf, Gabriele Ulrike
Out of a need for students to find a sense of belonging, Bainbridge College (Georgia) has started a peer-tutoring program, which recruits, trains and retains tutors of quality. The program has been in place for four years and has been very successful. Not only do tutors get the chance to help others with schoolwork, they also achieve personal goals. Peer-support leads to personal academic accomplishment, increased self-esteem, rewards, and recognition. Four components make up the program: (1) campus-wide tutor recruiting and learning center utilization (all students and staff must submit applications and take part in interviews to become tutors); (2) training that achieves a standard of performance, develops accountability, and fosters professional behavior (weekly training sessions for tutors exist); (3) learning community traditions (tutors express to future applicants the benefits of becoming tutors); and (4) fostering self-assessment and transition through mentoring (tutors are mentored by directors to achieve goals). Because of this program, student retention is up by five percent over the last three years, and many students now use the learning center for educational support. (CJW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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