The National Scholar Foundation has been a proud partner of the Peer Tutoring Resource Center since 2013. PTRC is a project of the RAD Schwartz Foundation, which has supported peer tutoring in Oakland for more than 30 years. Their mission is to support the development of caring and collaborative citizens by enhancing the use, expansion and sustainability of peer tutoring – a model engaging students as instructors and leaders in classrooms and across schools. PTRC facilitates the use of peer tutoring as a strategy for improving academic and social-emotional outcomes for all students, including historically underserved populations, such as children of color, children from low-income families, English Language Learners, and students with learning challenges or disabilities. The Center supports teachers, after school practitioners, and other instructional leaders to systematically incorporate peer tutoring into classrooms and schools by providing a comprehensive online library of curricula, lesson plans, and tools; research on promising practices and documented outcomes; and a forum for sharing lessons, challenges, and successes. Please click here to visit their website.
"Success Is Mandatory"
Below is the inspiring story of Dr. Chad Gestson, former Principal of Camelback High School, and his successful peer tutoring program. This video was produced by our partner The Peer Tutoring Resource Center. Please click here to learn more about this amazing story.