Education for everyone.
Welcome to The Peer Tutor! We set up The Peer Tutor because we have seen first hand the benefits that can be gained from peer to peer tutoring. Many schools are now using peer to peer tutoring to reinforce and supplement lessons. By setting up The Peer Tutor, we hope that the benefits of tutoring can be extended into the home, to enable everyone to reach their potential and be the best that they can be!
Our website will go live in early autumn and we are pre-registering tutors so we can meet the anticipated demand. Given the current issues with Covid 19 we know that the demand for additional support for students is going to be very high.
For a limited time we are inviting our friends and their friends to register for free as tutors.
Charitable Tutoring and Inequality
Once we go live we will be offering additional services such as allowing Tutors to donate all or part of their fees to support students who are economically disadvantaged access tutoring and having their tutoring count towards Duke of Edinburgh volunteering.
As it stands:
- 27% of 11-16 year olds have had tution.*
- 34% of those from a more affluent home had tutoring vs 20% of those from less affluent homes.*
(*source: The Sutton Trust Report on Private Tuition 2019)
We hope to help address this inequality by providing free lessons for underprivileged children.
Peer tutoring has been shown to have a positive impact on learning, with an average positive effect equivalent to approximately five additional months’ progress. Studies have identified benefits for both tutors and tutees, and for a wide range of age groups. Though all types of pupils appear to benefit from peer tutoring, there is some evidence that pupils who are low-attaining and those with special educational needs make the biggest gains. (*source: The Education Endowment Foundation)
PARENTS: If you are a parent looking for a tutor, then please pre-register now and we will contact you when the site goes live in the Autumn.
TUTORS: If you are a high performing student looking for paid work then please submit your application now to become a verified Peer Tutor.