Benefits of Peer Tutoring and Peer Assistance
26 March 2021

Benefits of Peer Tutoring and Peer Assistance

Peer tutors are not reading teachers, so they do not teach new reading skills.

However, peer tutors are ideal for the role of reading helpers who motivate and encourage struggling readers to practice reading skills that were previously taught.

 The peer-mediated strategy involves students of the same age one better skilled than the other serving as academic tutors and tutees. Mostly, an advanced performing fellow is opposite with an inferior student for critical analysis of academic tasks or concepts of behavior. Most of the teachers encourage peer tutoring in their classes, so they got to know each other, and helping one another also increases social skills.

 Maybe a student has not understood what the teacher said but the one sitting next to him understands more easily so he may demonstrate it again for his classmate.

CWPT (Class-wide Peer Tutoring) is the strategy in which one of the high intellect students helps other students of the class to understand the topic or lesson It is one of the most crucial strategies to ensure that all are doing well. It will not only help the whole class but their skills as leaders are also enhanced and the whole class gets benefits as well. As the peers are working in groups, peer tutoring helps the students build both communication and social skills which in turn, helps to promote and enhance the positive environment of the classroom.

 Benefits of Peer Tutoring


  • According to the most of research results, the use of peer tutoring is one of the most essential strategies adopted by parents and teachers to enhance the reading, writing, and learning abilities of students of all ages, but it is of utmost importance when it comes to teaching the children.


  • Students' level of interaction affects the motivation of students to achieve the daily objectives of the classroom.


  • Peer tutoring is educationally important as it promotes students' involvement who are having difficulty in studies or students who are disabled and it benefits both the tutee and tutor, educationally and socially motivating the children to learn.


  • Peer tutoring also helps the parents and teachers as their child is having their skills improved positively, also accommodates the classroom of diverse learners to improve academic achievement across ability levels and content areas. Students’ direct interaction enhances active learning. Instead of asking their teacher with fear, the students feel more comfortable directing those questions to their peers.
  • So, peer tutoring is important with significantly less negative impact, it should be promoted and adopted at every level to enhance the cognitive skills of your children.
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