Longitudinal Evaluation of the STAR Peer Tutoring Programme

Overview

This report, the result of a two-year longitudinal study, identifies the principle effects of the STAR peer-tutoring program on its participant groups – peer tutors, school students and teachers. 

The STAR program places volunteer university students into secondary schools to provide assistance to both students and teachers. In identifying factors that lead to effective university-to-school peer tutoring in the Australian context, the project's results show the importance of the STAR program to the participating schools and the volunteer tutors. 

The peer tutors have the opportunity to develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, interpersonal and teaching-related skills, while students reported the tutors helped them learn and teachers valued their assistance.

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Researchers
Kerri-Lee Harris and Jo Shaw
Funded by
Social Ventures Australia & AMP Youth Boost. Murdoch University
Date
2005