Partners for Success
Many Duke undergraduates enroll in Education courses participate in a service learning tutoring program entitled Partners for Success. Duke students tutor fourth and fifth graders in schools in the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership.
What is Partners for Success?
- A tutoring program for elementary school children
- A service learning experience for Duke undergraduates
- A collaboration of Duke University and the Durham Public Schools
- PFS trains Duke students to be successful participants in a collaborative effort to help local elementary school students experience success in school.
What are the goals for Partners for Success?
- PFS is committed to providing trained tutors who will have a positive impact on elementary school children and their state test scores.
- The program strives to provide Duke undergraduates with a meaningful service learning experience in the context of a rigorous academic course.
- PFS works to provide a research-based model for effective tutoring programs.
What do Partners for Success Tutors do?
- Receive training from professional educators
- Provide one-on-one tutoring with one child for at least two hours a week using set PFS curriculum
- Engage in ongoing formal reflections to make the most of their tutoring experience
Contact the Program in Education School Service Learning Coordinator at 919-660-2445 for more information on this program.
A note on the Duke-Durham Partnership
The Duke-Durham Partnership is a campus-based effort to provide support for members of the University community who want to make a difference in the neighborhoods surrounding the Duke campus. Developed through Duke University's Office of Community Affairs, the Initiative supports a wide variety of outreach programs and activities.