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Math Help in Honolulu, HI.

03/10/2015
Here at The Tutoring Center in Honolulu, HI, we have our highly credentialed, trained instructors and assistant instructors. Sometimes we need the help of an intern or two. Our interns are A+ high school students who are interested in the field of teaching and are enthusiastic about helping your child succeed academically. They are great role models and mentors closer to your child's age. Here are some of the benefits of having a peer tutor involved with your child's learning.

The Idea of Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is not a new concept and has been going on since hominids gathered in caves. Adults would teach their firstborn survival skills, who would teach their younger siblings, who would teach the next youngest, and so on. The concept of kids teaching kids dates back to the time of Aristotle who used what were called "archons" or student leaders, to help him teach younger students.The Romans also used peer tutors, with older pupils teaching and testing younger students.

Peer Tutoring Benefits

There has been lots of research that document and support the benefits of peer tutoring as a supplement to  instruction. Peer tutoring has been used for many academic subjects, and has been found to improve achievement for a variety of learners. Some of the benefits of peer tutoring are:
  • Interaction between tutor and peer promotes active learning.
  • Peer tutors reinforce their own learning by teaching others.
  • Students feel more comfortable and open when interacting with a peer.
  • Peers and students share a similar communication, allowing for greater understanding.
  • Peer tutoring builds leadership skills.
  • Teachers are allowed more time to focus on the next lesson.

Communicating with your child’s teacher at school can help the after school tutoring process. Our methods of tutoring are on a one to one basis. If you’re looking for tutoring in Honolulu, give us a call at 650-799-7737 to schedule a free assessment today.

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