Academic and personal impact of peer tutoring on the peer tutor

Finlay, S. (2019) Academic and personal impact of peer tutoring on the peer tutor. In: Denman, C. and Al-Mahrooqi, R. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Curriculum Reform Initiatives in English Education. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 234-249. ISBN 9781522558460 (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5846-0.ch014)

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Abstract

This chapter features results of a mixed-methods study of the academic and personal impact of peer tutoring on tutors at the Tutorial Centre, Centre for Preparatory Studies at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. The perceptions of the impact of peer tutoring were gained by interviewing 12 experienced current and former peer tutors who have not yet graduated, that is, former peer tutors who had only recently finished peer tutoring. Transcriptions of the audio-recorded interviews were analyzed using a process of thematic analysis to explore emerging themes. In addition, participants' GPAs before they began tutoring were compared to their current GPAs after they had completed at least two semesters of tutoring through a paired samples t-test. Practical implications of findings for future peer tutoring practice are discussed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Finlay, Ms Susan
Authors: Finlay, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Publisher:IGI Global
ISSN:2326-8905
ISBN:9781522558460

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