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We will help you unlock the potential of peer tutoring to support learners in your school.

Why should I consider using peer tutoring?

Research evidence shows that peer tutoring, on average, has a positive impact on both tutors and tutees and may be a cost effective approach to delivering one to one or small group tuition in your school. 
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Teaching and Learning toolkit describes peer tutoring as high impact for very low cost and is based on extensive evidence. The EEF explain that:

  • Effects are similar (5+ months) for both primary and secondary age pupils.
  • Impact is similar (5+ months) for both literacy and mathematics.
  • Lower attaining pupils tend to benefit more (6+ months) than higher attaining pupils.
  • Impact on tutors is on average slightly higher (6+ months), however the evidence is weaker due to the limited number of robust studies.

As a targeted intervention approach in your school, peer tutoring has the potential to impact the attainment of both tutors and tutees.

However, in a survey of 6478 UK teachers (TeacherTapp, 2021), only 12% secondary school and 4% primary school teachers were planning to use peer tutoring in 2021/22 if COVID restrictions allowed this approach. A rapid review of UK schools' pupil premium statements in February 2022 (425 schools) found only 1% of schools planning to use peer tutoring as part of their three year pupil premium strategy. This is the same percentage reported in a teacher survey by the Sutton Trust in 2013, where they found only 1 in 100 teachers planned to use peer tutoring schemes in their schools.

As the research evidence shows that this approach can be effective, we are starting our evidence base by focusing on testing peer tutoring strategies in primary schools. 

What's included?

As part of our annual membership subscription, your school will receive expert guidance on implementing peer tutoring interventions.

For Teachers / School leaders

Support materials to train your peer tutors and downloadable certificates to reward your students.

Implementation Support

All our courses provide specific guidance on the implementation process. 

Resources

Each programme has individual peer tutoring lesson resources and optional pre- and post assessments. 

Evaluation

You can choose how to evaluate your interventions, including the option of setting up mini-trials. We even analyse the data for you.

Discuss with others

Participate in our online forum, share thoughts and ideas, increase connections and get help from your peers who are also implementing peer tutoring in their schools.

Contribute to knowledge 

If schools decide to evaluate their peer tutoring using mini-trials, we aggregate the anonymised data to see the overall effect size for this specific intervention. 
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