A tutoring program based on students mentoring and tutoring their own peers, CATCH (Caring about the Concepts That Help) first started off as an educational initiative by a middle school teacher in Durham, North Carolina. Since its birth, the program has gained wide recognition and praise, citing great progress made when students tutor one another. The act of sharing and teaching one-on-one with others in the same age bracket has been shown to keep underachieving students stay engaged and excited for learning! What a better way to learn than from your friends!
The CATCH program in the Durham Public Schools, a success case 1
In 2010 in Durham North Carolina State began a program called Caring About The Concepts That Help (CATCH), as an academic tutoring proposal by Jeff Whitt: language arts teacher and athletic coach. The program began in response to the steep high school dropout rate, which in turn …Continue Reading »