Peer Tutoring Program

Kelly Neale
Sometimes we don't need to look beyond our own front door to find a wealth of resources. This is what's been discovered at Berkeley Hall School with the launch of this year's Peer Tutoring Program, a program where qualified 6th-8th grade students tutor younger students in math, English and even study habits. On any given day after school, you might find up to eight pairs of tutors and tutees working together in the library, as well as others before school on Wednesday mornings. The program has gotten off to a great start, its success attributed to the willingness of the tutors who are volunteering their time in their already busy schedules, the commitment of tutees to improve their learning, and the dedication of the teachers, who provide guidance for each and every tutoring session. Progress has already been reported from various grade levels. And to no surprise at all, kids simply like working with and learning from other kids!
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.