Peer tutoring: A whole new world of academic support

Rachael Ruegg, Taku Sudo, Hinako Takeuchi, and Yuko Sato, Akita International University.

This presentation introduced Akita International University’s (AIU) Academic Achievement Center (AAC), a place that employs peer tutoring to support students. The presentation included an overview of the AIU curriculum, the theoretical background of peer tutoring, and the implementations of the peer tutoring method conducted at the center.  The presenters, who all work in the AAC, discussed the cultural aspects affecting the center, what they considered to be the benefits of peer tutoring, the types of students who request support from the AAC, plus their motivations and expectations. A lively Q & A session ended the presentation.

Reported by Mamoru “Bobby” Takahashi

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