For the eighth consecutive year, Pierce – The American College of Greece is offering the Pierce e-tutoring online program. This is a unique program of online student support in Greece and is available to Gymnasium and A Lyceum students of Pierce – The American College of Greece.
Through the Pierce e-tutoring online program, students receive support in real time or “live” from experienced Pierce educators who have been trained to implement e-tutoring programs. This program is offered free of charge to our students’ families. Our students can receive support according to the following program:
We urge you to support e-tutoring and to encourage your children to take advantage of the program as much as possible. Our aim is to support our students’ learning.
In the context of the pilot program (2012 – 2013 school year) and its implementation over the next three school years (2013-14, 2014-15 και 2015-16), the e-tutors conducted two studies and collected a great deal of quantitative and qualitative data, which they used to write a scientific paper for an international journal, which was presented at conferences.
More specifically, the following publications have been issued:
Doukakis, S., & Koutroumpa, C. (2013). A pilot e-tutoring program for students of secondary education, International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science, 12(1), 16-23.
Doukakis, S., Koutroumpa, C., Chira, T., & Michalopoulou, G. (2013). A pilot e-tutoring program for first and second grade students of lower secondary education (Gymnasio). In A. Lionarakis (Ed.), 7th International Conference in Open & Distance Learning (Vol. 2, pp. 198–211). Athens: Hellenic Network of Open and Distance Education.
Doukakis, S., Koutroumpa, C., Despi, O., Raffa, E., Chira, T., & Michalopoulou, G. (2013). A case study of e-tutors’ training program. In 2th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET). Antalya, Turkey: ieee. doi:10.1109/ITHET.2013.6671052
Vakerlis, G., & Doukakis, S. (2014). The inclusion of e-tutoring programs in Greek education. The PIERCE e-tutoring online program. At the 6th Conference, Informatics in Education (6th CIE2014). Corfu.
Doukakis, S., Chira, Th., Michalopoulou, G. & Koutroumba, K. (forthcoming in 2014). The inclusion of e-tutoring programs in Greek education. The case of the PIERCE e-tutoring online program. At the 5th International Conference, International and European Trends in Education: Their influence on the Greek educational System. Athens.
Vakerlis, G. & Doukakis, S. (2014). PIERCE e-tutoring online program: A proposal for supporting students in a time of crisis. One-day conference on: Education in a time of crisis, March 22, 2014, The American College of Greece, Athens.
Chira, D., Michalopoulou, G., Doukakis, S. & Kountroumba, K. (2014). PIERCE e-tutoring online program, 2nd conference: Academic Excellence and Talent, Innovative Practices in Personalized Learning, March 15, 2014.
Vakerlis, G. & Doukakis, S. (2014). The inclusion of e-tutoring programs in Greek education. The PIERCE e-tutoring online program. In N. Alexandris, Ch. Douligeris, P. Vlamos & V. Belesiotis (Ed.). 6th Conference on Informatics in Education 2014, Computer Science in Education, (pgs. 680-689), Corfu.
Doukakis, S., Vakerlis, G. & Michalopoulou, G. (2015). E-tutoring and a mixed training model for active teachers to take on the role of e-tutor. In V. Dagdilelis, A. Ladias, K. Bikos, E. Drenogianni & M. Tsitouridou (ed.). Minutes of the 4th Panhellenic Conference “Inclusion of Information Technologies in the Education Process,” Thessaloniki.
The exceptional work of the program gave the opportunity to specialists, parents and students to express their praise for the program:
a Gymnasium Student: I overcame my concerns about mathematics and now I feel more confident.
b Gymnasium Student: It helped me unbelievably! I managed to get a 20 on my June exams. Thank you!
A Lyceum Student: Thank you for the wonderful experience I had this year. It was an excellent program.
Parent of b Gymnasium student: Congratulations. In an adult way, my son chooses when to use the program. This is very important to us.
Parent of g Gymnasium student: The skills our children acquire are above and beyond the daily school routine.
Parent of a Gymnasium student: This makes great use of digital tools. You are creating the citizens of the future.
University Professor: Truly excellent. It reminds me of the efforts made in the USA for teachers to enter the homes of African Americans. This is what you are trying to do. The teacher is entering the digital world of students. And you do it beautifully.