Tutor Palooza Media Advisory by 1tjy8J


									 “TutorPalooza” -- A Record Number of Peer Tutors to be Trained and Certified in One
  Day; Groundbreaking Event Set for This Saturday, October 13, 2007 in Wheeling, IL
WHO: The National Tutoring Association (NTA) directs the Peer Tutoring Initiative as a coordinated response
to `the challenges of “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) and the global advancement of peer tutoring. Participants
include students from fifteen schools, including Wheeling High School, Maine West High School, Palatine
High School, Elk Grove Village High School, John Hersey High, Harry Jacobs High and Whitney M. Young
Magnet High School. (complete list available on-site.)

WHAT: “TutorPalooza,” the first Peer Tutoring Initiative event, will train and certify approximately 800
Chicago area high school students as peer tutors, for no charge to the schools or students. The training starts on
Saturday, October 13, at host site, Wheeling High School in Wheeling, IL. The mass training is part of the
annual celebration of National Tutoring Week, October 8-12. These hundreds of peer tutors will participate in a
full day of intensive training, earning them a prestigious Level I Basic Certification from the National Tutoring
Association. The NTA defines peer tutoring as trained student tutors assisting other students who are within
close proximity of the tutor’s grade and age. Eighteen Master Tutors and tutor trainers and staff supplied by the
NTA will be coming from Illinois, Ohio, New York, Florida and California to oversee the full day training.
For a schedule of events and a map to the event, visit: http://crossroadsoflearning.com/nta-tutorpalooza.

WHEN:          Saturday, October 13, 2007, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wheeling High School, 900 S. Elmhurst Road, Wheeling IL 60090

WHY: Research clearly demonstrates that peer tutoring is academically effective and costs significantly less to
oversee than private practice or other professionally driven tutoring programs. For a complete press release,
visit and a fact sheet on the benefits of Peer Tutoring, visit: http://crossroadsoflearning.com/nta-tutorpalooza.

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PR Contacts
For more information, to schedule onsite interviews or for a complete schedule of events, contact:
Mary Anderson-Harris, 818.729.9291, aharrism@pacbell.net
Nalini Lasiewicz, 818.249.9691, nl@crossroadsoflearning.com
Bob Gelman, 209.352.8920 (on-site day of event), bg@crossroadsoflearning.com

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