For over ten years I ran an after school tutor program for my middle school English students (some 125-to-150 students a year.) It was such an extremely beneficial and rewarding opportunity, I kept offering it every year. Even though it was two extra hours of my time a week (little time most of us teachers think we have) it multiplied learning so much for both the tutors (actual students who provided the assistance) and the tutees (students whom received help on their work), I kept offering it. Maybe there are other programs like it around the country, but I was never exposed to any around my area, so I’m spreading the word. Hopefully, you’ll consider this life-changing program. The scene below gives you a glance of such a program.
Walking by a classroom door between three o’clock and four o’clock on any Wednesday during the school year, you’d see anywhere from ten-to-twenty-some students paired up working on assignments. In each pairing (or group of three) is a tutor, a responsible fellow student who is maintaining an A average. The other students in the groups are tutees, students who have come for extra help on their assignments from class. A parent supervisor is walking around the quiet and industrious groups monitoring and assisting where needed. The teacher is at her desk working with a tutor and tutee on a paper, which the tutee thinks is complete.
If you think such a program would benefit your students, please find out much more in “An Awesome Systematized TUTOR PROGRAM”, which is a section from my much larger product, “The Systematized Classroom”.
More specifically, “An Awesome systematized TUTOR PROGRAM” includes the following;
• Easy, but detailed steps to implement program
• Easy needed resources listed and how to obtain
• A handout for parents and tutors of their responsibilities along with the teacher’s
• Letter and form to parents regarding program and volunteering
• A two-page room poster which reinforces the directives and rules of the program
“An Awesome Systematized TUTOR PROGRAM,” by Melissa J. Donovan, is recommended for grades four-through eighth. It most likely could be easily adapted for older and younger students as well.
Thank you for investing in our students!
Until Next Time,
Systematized TUTOR PROGRAM
by Melissa J. Donovan
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License