Summary of the program: The Peer Tutoring program is offered to Middle School students who need modest academic support and additional practice with academic content in Math, English, Japanese, and Spanish. Upper School peer-tutors, trained by the Middle and Upper School Learning Specialists, are matched with Middle School students. The tutors provide review and repetition in weekly tutoring sessions. Middle School teachers recommend students to peer tutoring based on academic need. These recommendations are typically made in the fall, and parent permission for this academic support is needed for students to participate. Peer-tutoring takes place Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:15AM at the Middle School. Peer Tutoring runs through the end of April.
2018-19 Thursday training mornings (no tutoring): December 6, January 31, and March 7
Communication: IF your son is participating in the peer-tutoring program on Thursday mornings, your main source of information will come directly from the tutor with whom your son is matched. It is important to exchange contact information with your son's tutor.
Cancellation: Things happen. IF you or your son's tutor needs to cancel tutoring for that week, please do so by 8PM the night before. When an overnight emergency surfaces, please communicate by 6:30 AM the morning of in the agreed upon method of communication to eliminate unnecessary commuting.
"No Show" Should a tutor not report to tutoring, and not communicate this to a family in the agreed upon terms listed above, we would appreciate the completion of a "no show" form. This document reaches coordinators of the peer tutor program so that we can foster improved communication between the tutor and the family.
Donations for this program are appreciated and used for training purposes. Thanks for your ongoing support.