Peer tutoring is a course designed for juniors and seniors who are interested in education especially special education.
Peer tutoring is meant to minimize the perceived differences between typical students and students with moderate to severe disabilites. This program is meant to place an emphasis on all students learning together.
We want you to be able to DEVELOP many new friendships. The students will learn from you, as well as you learning from them. Remember the students in this class are the same age as you and are therefore your peers. They are high school students just like you. They are like you and different from you...just like everyone else.
You will need to complete assignments on moodle each nine weeks. This will help promote awareness and critical reflection upon the present issues and trends related to people with disabilities. You will be expected to handwrite or type each assignment. You will receive a participation grade each day; this is to show how you interact with the students AND YOUR ATTENDANCE. If you miss a day of class you will receive a 0% for that day (excused or unexcused) and it will be your responsibility to do something outside of that class period to make up that missed class participation. This is because peer tutoring class is based on participation and requires your attendance. Check with the teacher for ways to make-up missed classes.
The students that you will be working with will have moderate to severe disabilities. If you have any questions about the student (i.e. Student habits, disability, behavior) that you feel need to be answered, you will need to talk with the teacher. You MUST honor student confidentiality and not discuss anything with other students outside of this classroom! You must never make fun of these students with your friends or you will suffer punishment and possibly dismissal from the program.
- Teacher: Caron Head