Peer Tutoring is available to any Loyola Academy student who is struggling with academics. Tutoring is available for all subjects. An extensive review of research and literature regarding the use of peer tutors in secondary education found the benefits include higher class and final exam grades, improved attendance and improved long-term retention of material learned. Tutoring improves both the tutor’s and the student’s skills as it requires attention, motivation, review of existing knowledge and skills. Tutoring is available on a drop-in or continuous basis depending on student needs.
Students interested in receiving ongoing peer tutoring should complete this form to request a tutor. Tutees will be matched up with an appropriate tutor and are expected to commit to meeting at least one time a week, during a mutually agreed upon free period, for tutoring. Tutoring typically occurs during the school day and is free of charge. Tutoring can include help with a few concepts, help for one unit, or help for an entire course.
Prospective tutors should complete this form if interested in becoming a tutor. A good tutor will be able to demonstrate content knowledge, but more importantly, is able to connect to the tutee and explain content patiently and persistently. Once you complete this form, you will be added to the Peer Tutoring Group.