Some students learn best when they receive instruction and tutoring from a peer.
We know that some students learn best when tutored by their peers. In United Way peer-to peer tutoring, academically-borderline students are trained to tutor younger students who are a year behind in reading, with both students building critical reading skills, plus confidence and a deeper connection to school. During the 2016-2017 school year, more than 400 students participated in United Way's peer-to-peer tutoring at 14 schools.
91% of teachers say that peer-to-peer tutoring has improved their students’ attitudes about reading
82% of teachers reported improved reading fluency among peer-to-peer tutoring students
80% of teachers reported improved reading comprehension among peer-to-peer tutoring students