Peer tutoring can be a wonderful and efficient way of consolidating learning for both the tutor and the tutee, and allows a more comfortable atmosphere and closer rapport than may be possible with a teacher due to the close age range of the pairing. Students of a similar or older age tutor other students, which means that struggling or confused students can get the extra help they need supporting their work in the classroom.
To take part in peer tutoring, you can see if there is a pre-existing school or university programme, or otherwise it is possible to tutor informally, which is excellent for developing skills, or independently. It's even possible to set up a peer tutoring network in the community where there is none, which would show a lot of initiative in helping others on a large scale - a project like this would be a significant asset for university applications. Tutoring is also a great chance to build leadership, communication and teaching skills, which are highly valued in later life.
For more information contact your school, university or community centre.
Anyone with the required knowledge or skills can tutor
Very few expenses required
Sufficient knowledge or skills in the subject are required to tutor
Varies: tutoring is typically once a week, but may be more
Depends on the school or university