Peer tutoring has been shown to improve student achievement in college level courses (Alzate-Medina, Peña-Borrero, 2010; Cardoza-Oritz, 2011; Comfort, 2011), as well as work and study habits of university students (Fernandez & Arco, 2011).
Various UPR-RP departments provide peer tutoring sessions during the academic year to help students better understand topics, develop their work and study habits, and provide additional assistance to strengthen their knowledge and skills in selected disciplines. For available mathematical peer tutoring sessions for quantitative methods, statistics and general mathematical courses, as well as individual assistance designed to develop writing skills for UPR-RP's students, click here.
Peer tutoring is only as effective as the time that each student invests in studying before and after each session, as well as their individual motivation to continually improve their work and study habits during the semester.
Alzate-Medina, G., & Peña-Borrero, L. (2010). Peer tutoring: Developing writing in college education. Universitas Psychologia, 9(1), 123-138.
Cardozo-Ortiz, C. E. (2011). Peer tutoring as an educational strategy in college. Educación y Educadores, 14(2), 309-325.
Comfort, P. (2011). The effects of per tutoring on academic achievement during practical assessments in applied sports science students. Innovations in Education & Teaching International, 28(2), 207-211.
Fernández, F., & Arco, J. (2011). Effects of a peer tutoring programme among university students. Infancia y Aprendizaje, 34 (11), 109-122.