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Classwide Peer Tutoring

Description of the Strategy

Classwide peer tutoring (CWPT) refers to a group of teaching strategies in which students are taught by peers who are trained and supervised by their classroom teachers. The most widely researched classwide tutoring approach was developed and refined at the Juniper Gardens Children's Project in Kansas City, Kansas during the past 20 years. Juniper Gardens' CWPT provides instruction in reading, math, and spelling to all children in the classroom simultaneously for approximately 30 minutes per day in each subject, 3 to 5 days per week.

CWPT methods are highly structured and can be used across a variety of age levels and subject areas. They are most appropriate, however, for students who are in need of academic, behavioral, or interpersonal ...

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