Internet Homeschooler’s Peer Tutoring, Anyone?

They can because they think they can… Virgil

Okay, we have heard about tutoring centers, one-on-one tutoring and online tutoring, but students can also be tutors. Homeschooler’s peer tutoring is about training students to assist younger students or students of the same age in homeschooling academic lessons.

There are studies conducted that showed that homeschoolers peer tutoring can improve academic learning and understanding among homeschooling students compared with homeschooling teacher instruction. It showed its benefits whether it is in small groups or part of the class. Homeschooling peer tutoring can be used in different subject areas and showed significant results in homeschooling mathematics, reading, spelling, comprehension and writing.

The reason why homeschooling peer tutoring can be successful is that homeschooling students feel more comfortable with each other. They interact with each other more openly and also help in improving self-confidence and self-efficacy. Aside from this, homeschooling peer tutoring also allows both parties, the tutors and the students, to widen their homeschooling academic knowledge. They would be able to support and promote homeschooling development for both parties.

In homeschooling peer tutoring, homeschooling tutors would be able to earn a salary (mompreneurs, I got your attention and homeschooling students attention at once…) and at the same time provide assistance to their homeschooling friends. Homeschooling tutors would also be able to have a deeper understanding of the homeschooling subjects and topics they would be teaching.

In one-on-one homeschooling peer tutoring, both parties would be meeting at least once a week, so that they would be able to fit homeschool tutoring to their class schedules. Homeschools that would have homeschooling peer tutoring programs would usually have the sessions outside the classroom but still inside a homeschooling environment, like a library.

Another kind of homeschooling peer tutoring is the class-wide. Since there are a lot of students inside a homeschooling classroom, homeschooling teachers may find it difficult to focus and help each homeschooling student. The class-wide program pairs every homeschooling student with each other. They would be given lessons and one homeschooling student is asked to tutor the other homeschooling student while the other one will answer the questions about the homeschooling topic.

The reason why class-wide homeschooling peer tutoring works is that homeschooling students are more comfortable asking questions to a classmate than to a homeschooling teacher. Most homeschooling students would fear asking questions because they are afraid of getting embarrassed. Homeschooling peer tutoring would also allow homeschooling students to be resolved of their confusion immediately, since they could ask their homeschooling partner right away.

If you think that homeschooling peer tutoring would work for you homeschooling child, how would you be able to ask or look for one? The place to go is your favorite homeschooling resource and ask if they have homeschooling peer tutoring programs.

Homeschooling parents should make their homeschooling children attending homeschooling peer tutoring be aware that it is important to attend sessions and avoid being late. Aside from that, it is also important that homeschooling students would be attending their regular classes. Homeschooling tutoring sessions are not intended to be substitute for missed classes. It’s a refresher and troubleshooting homeschool class. Meaning, things that you are unable to understand in regular homeschool classes are made clear in homeschoolers tutoring sessions.

If your child wants to be a homeschooling peer tutor, then all your homeschoolers child has to do is inquire about it at your favorite homeschooling resources site. Most of the times, homeschooling students who would like to be a homeschooling peer tutor needs to attend homeschooling peer to peer tutoring training sessions.

Homeschooling peer tutors would also have to learn giving positive feedback. It is encouraged that homeschooling tutors praise their charges especially if they are making progress or correct answers. If the homeschooling tutee is experiencing problems understanding, then provide time for the homeschooling tutee to practice and at the same time correct the mistakes without sounding patronizing.

But homeschooling peer tutoring is not always picture-perfect. There are times when homeschooling tutor and tutee cannot work well together or sometimes techniques and style of homeschool teaching learned in homeschool training is not effective for everybody. Techniques for homeschool teaching effectively would be developed during the sessions. What needs to be remembered is that homeschooling peer tutoring cannot replace regular homeschooling instruction, but this can be a great form of supplemental homeschooling education.

Proverbs 22:6 (King James Version)

6. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


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