If you know
that a peer buddy or peer tutoring course already exists in your school, then
go talk to the teacher in charge of the class or to your guidance counselor.
There is most likely a limit on the number of peer buddies who can be in each
class. It is also likely that there is an application that needs to be
completed in order for you to sign up for peer buddies. The application will
probably need to include teacher recommendations, so do not wait until the last
minute. Check your school’s class offering catalogue to see at which grade
levels you can take the course, and to see if there is a limit on the number of
times that you can take it.
If you are
not sure if your high school has a peer buddies course, go talk to a guidance
counselor and ask about it. If there is a course, the counselor will be able to
lead you to it. If there is not one, then you may play a big part in getting
one started. Talk to the counselor and the special education teacher about
starting one. You may be just the person that they need!
If you know
that this class is one that you really want to take and may even take several
times to help prepare you for your future, then make sure that you explain this
to your counselor when you are planning your courses for your high school