- 1 in 5 high school students drop-out each year; disproportionately socioeconomically disadvantaged students
- In grade 4, only 40% of students are proficient in math; in grade 8, only 33% of students are proficient in math; in grade 12, only 25% of students are proficient in math
- In grade 4, only 36% of students are proficient in reading; in grade 8, only 34% of students are proficient in reading; in grade 12, only 37% of students are proficient in reading
- The US education system ranks 36 in math globally; the US education system ranks 24 in reading globally
Peer tutoring is an incredibly powerful learning and teaching tool that will play an instrumental role in closing the achievement gap in education. Peer tutoring has been proven to:
- Positively affect math performance
- Improve reading achievement for students of all levels
- Accommodate diverse students within a classroom
- Promote higher-order thinking
- Result in positive effects on social, self-concept, and behavioral outcomes
- Increase students’ sense of control and responsibility for their academic achievement
What We Do
We partner with primary and secondary schools to develop effective peer tutoring programs.
We help partner schools set-up an Advisory Committee consisting of an educator lead, student lead, NSF staff member, a student advising fellow, and a strategic development advisor.
Partner schools will receive access to getting started resources, mechanisms to track and analyze program success, research and ideas to further advance the program and ensure maximum impact.
Peer tutors at partner schools will be eligible for special awards through our scholarship, and the NSF will work to cover any costs associated with the development of the schools program.