Peer tu­tor­ing as a learn­ing strat­egy

Sun.Star Baguio - - Live! - Renita E. Laranang Dan­ica Louise G. Diaz, Reuanne Is­abel G. Estip­u­lar T. Taplin Felom­ina

READ­ING is an im­por­tant skill for suc­cess. How­ever, the in­creas­ing num­ber of pupils with read­ing dif­fi­cul­ties has been a great con­cern for all ed­u­ca­tors.

It is a fact that there are chil­dren who could not read and com­pre­hend grade level texts. If the pupils will not be able to read and com­pre­hend at an early age, it will cause more prob­lems in the fu­ture such as drop­ping out of school, so­cial, and emo­tional de­pres­sions.

I had a first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence in deal­ing “MIS­SION re­vi­tal­izes faith” as Pope Fran­cis have quoted from the wis­dom of John Paul II.

It is through the ac­knowl­edge­ment of our mis­sion and to con­sis­tently ful­fill our pur­pose that we re­al­ize and ob­serve how much we have grown in our faith. The re­al­iza­tion on the level-up of our faith and the strength­en­ing of our re­la­tion­ship with the almighty BESONG Sad­dle El­e­men­tary School (BSES) con­grat­u­lated Ja­noel S. Ba­long, the Scout Of­fi­cial for a Day (SOFAD) rep­re­sen­ta­tive af­ter be­ing se­lected as SOFAD 2nd Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cilor dur­ing the Scout Of­fi­cial for a Day Pro­gram with the theme: “Lead­er­ship Be­gins with At­ti­tude” at Tuba Mu­nic­i­pal Ground, Pobla­cion, Tuba, Benguet on Oc­to­ber 16.

Ja­noel S. Ba­long, the or teach­ing chil­dren who are at risk for learn­ing par­tic­u­larly read­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. Some of these pupils could not read grade level texts flu­ently and even­tu­ally can­not com­pre­hend.

There are also some who could read but very low in com­pre­hen­sion even if they have ad­e­quate word recog­ni­tion and flu­ency skills, they do not re­spond well to in­struc­tions. is not ag­o­nized in a short pe­riod of time. Rather it is only ob­serv­able as we be­come liv­ing wit­nesses of how to live the char­ac­ter of Je­sus.

This mes­sage in­tends to serve as a re­flec­tion to the youth on how they should carry out or live out their lives with Scout Of­fi­cial for a Day (SOFAD) rep­re­sen­ta­tive has to un­der­take two sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties in or­der to be in the po­si­tion.

The SOFAD screen­ing test which takes 40 % of the scouts’ rat­ing that he has taken with 32 other rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the in­ter­view which is 60 % of the scouts rat­ing that he

As the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem con­tin­ues to progress, teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors are reg­u­larly seek­ing new ways to en­hance pupil’s progress.

Teach­ers con­tin­u­ously come up with mea­sures to im­prove the read­ing abil­i­ties as well as the read­ing com­pre­hen­sion of the learn­ers.

One of the strate­gies I uti­lized was the Peer As­sisted Learn­ing Strat­egy (PALS). Peer tu­tor­ing or peer teach­ing is con­sid­ered one of the most ef­fec­tive in­clu­sion a pur­pose and mean­ing that is in ac­cor­dance to the will of the Almighty. The Pope is call­ing out to the youth to have that child­like faith in con­tin­u­ing and liv­ing out the mis­sion of evan­ge­lism and soul-win­ning. The Pope rec­og­nized that even the youth have sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion in the ad­vance­ment of His king­dom and that they are able to be in­stru­ments in the ful­fill­ment was able to take with 9 qual­i­fied scouts at Tuba Cen­tral School (TCS) on Septem­ber 21.

As­signed as SOFAD 2nd Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cilor, he pro­posed a res­o­lu­tion on “No Smok­ing and Chew­ing of Momma, 100 me­ters away from any Pub­lic Places Es­pe­cially School Cam­pus” which orig­i­nates from his love to a re­lax­ing and re­fresh­ing en­vi­ron­ment where wind is smoke­free strate­gies used by teach­ers in do­ing re­me­dial in­struc­tion (Law­son, 2011).

It is a strat­egy that in­volves pupils serv­ing as aca­demic tu­tors and tu­tees. The tu­tors were iden­ti­fied based from the re­sults of the Philip­pine In­for­mal Read­ing In­ven­tory.

These were the pupils iden­ti­fied as In­de­pen­dent while the tu­tees af­ter the as­sess­ment were the ones la­beled as Frus­tra­tion. The higher per­form­ing pupil was paired with a lower per­form­ing of his will for us with­out any dis­crim­i­na­tion and lim­i­ta­tions. He also high­lighted that to be used by the lord sig­ni­fies that they are called be­cause they take part of his plans.

In his mes­sage, he also rec­og­nized that the mis­sion that we should carry out is our pur­pose, and that our pur­pose is in His mis­sion. We are not sim­ply born into this world and is a good place to sight-see.

Other res­o­lu­tion sub­mit­ted by other SOFAD of­fi­cials in­cludes the re­quest to In­crease the Aid to Boy Scout and Girl Scout, Or­di­nance Pro­vid­ing Cash In­cen­tives to Troop Lead­ers and Scout Lead­ers, and Search for Best Im­ple­menters of Clean and Green School Cam­pus.

“It is of great priv­i­lege and op­por­tu­nity to be se­lected as one of pupil to re­view and en­hance read­ing lessons for bet­ter com­pre­hen­sion skills.

The process in­volved pre-read­ing ac­tiv­i­ties wherein tu­tor and tu­tee de­vel­oped good rap­port in get­ting to know each other.

The sec­ond process in­volved part­ner read­ing wherein a pas­sage was given to the tu­tor and tu­tee and para­graph shrink­ing which al­lowed each pupil to take turns read­ing, paus­ing, and sum­ma­riz­ing the main points of each se­lec­tion. Com­pre­hen­sion with­out any pur­pose. As we grow, we learn to rec­og­nize our mis­sion through dif­fer­ent facets and ob­jects as we re­al­ize and grow in our faith. But the un­der­stand­ing and recog­ni­tion of our pur­pose can be in­ter­preted in many dif­fer­ent ways. Of which could be point­ing out to the real pur­pose of our life or the other way around. the Scout Of­fi­cial for a Day,” said Ja­noel S. Ba­long, SOFAD 2nd Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cilor. “Be­ing in po­si­tion gives you the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence pass­ing a res­o­lu­tion for the ben­e­fit of the com­mu­nity and ex­pe­ri­ence re­ceiv­ing one-day salary for ded­i­ca­tion of work,” he added.

“We ex­tend our pro­found grat­i­tude to our part­ner agen­cies and as­so­ci­ates, LGU Tuba, check-up fol­lowed wherein both tu­tor and tu­tee an­swered 5-8 ques­tions.

The strat­egy was ef­fec­tive be­cause stu­dents were more en­gaged in learn­ing dur­ing tu­to­rial ses­sions com­pared to tra­di­tional class­room in­struc­tion. Pupils felt more com­fort­able with their peer tu­tors be­cause they are not for­mal teach­ers. This strat­egy showed sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in the per­for­mance of the learn­ers.

The mes­sage that the Pope has made and given is for ev­ery­one to read and to re­flect upon re­gard­less of the age, gen­der or even the de­nom­i­na­tion we be­long. We, with the same re­li­gion but of dif­fer­ent re­li­gious group is in one and agrees to the mes­sage de­liv­ered by the Pope. DepEd, In­sti­tu­tional Heads, Troop lead­ers and Pri­vate In­di­vid­u­als, who by heart love scout­ing and shared be­yond ex­pec­ta­tions, for un­wa­ver­ing sup­port and for be­ing part of the 2018 SOFADS­cout Of­fi­cial for a day. For sac­ri­fic­ing a gift of time and com­mit­ment, for your pres­ence and vol­un­teerism.” an ex­cerpt from the SOFAD or­ga­niz­ers.

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