In the 2012-2013 school year, we introduced a project of tutoring that comes in different forms in different grade:
Freshmen meet with their homeroom tutor every week in a group, and at least twice a year on an individual basis.
In Sophomore year, tutoring is a compulsary part of the curriculum, and the students choose their tutor at the beginning of the school year, and meet with him/her two times a month.
- Participation in the tutoring program is optional in higher grades, and the students may choose their tutor from amongst the teachers and external tutors.
The tutor’s role is to help with their student’s comprehensive development. The tutor guides their tutee to discover his/her own potential and find ways to fulfill it. Problematic situations that the student faces are viewed as opportunities for the student’s personal growth and development. The tutor helps them understand various behavioral alternatives, as well as their consequences.
The tutor does not provide his/her students with advice; he/she leaves all decisions up to the student. Teachers that are participating in the program attended several trainings last year and will continue to develop their tutoring skills as well.