Five Recommendations to Implementing Cross-Age Tutoring in Reading


Teaching elementary students how to read is crucial, yet a substantial number of children encounter difficulties despite early interventions. Cross-age tutoring, a pedagogical approach that pairs older students with younger peers, is a cost-effective solution that brings academic and social benefits to both the tutor and the tutee. Consequently, cross-age tutoring programs are widely adopted globally. To maximize the effectiveness of cross-age tutoring, the authors offer five evidence-based recommendations tailored for its implementation. When integrated into the preparation and implementation steps, these recommendations hold the potential to significantly improve learning outcomes for both tutors and tutees.

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Chang, A., & Mauer, E. (2024). Five recommendations to implementing cross-age tutoring in reading. The Reading Teacher. Advance online publication.