Peer tutoring

Peer tutoring is when students work together to help each other learn.



Peer tutoring


Peer tutoring is when students work together to help each other learn.

Evidence that peer tutoring works effectively is extensive –“typically equating to about a GCSE grade” (Education Endowment Foundation).

Within this module we have pulled together videos, articles and teaching materials that have been designed by teachers and researchers to support you in introducing peer tutoring in your own school.

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Professor Allen Thurston

  • Allen Thurston is professor of education and director of the Centre for Effective Education at Queen's University Belfast. His work focuses on how to promote more effective outcomes in school for those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and to promote social inclusion for all children.

Professor Keith Topping

  • Keith Topping is professor of educational and social research at the University of Dundee. Keith's main research focus is peer learning (including peer tutoring, cooperative learning and peer assessment).

Education Endowment Foundation