How do I increase my peer reviewer level?

You'll increase your peer reviewer level by giving out great feedback consistently. Not sure what that means? Check out "[What makes a great peer review?]("

To become an advanced peer reviewer, you will also a need to have run a session that has intermediate or greater ratings from an advanced peer reviewer.

Advice for increasing your peer reviewer level:
Don't focus on increasing your level! Focus on building your own experience by running sessions, listening to feedback from your learners and peer feedback, and doing the optional Schoolhouse trainings. Combining these with self-reflection and openness to learn, you'll develop the core tutoring skills it takes to give excellent feedback, all while helping dozens of learners and tutors.
Listen carefully to any feedback you get about your peer reviews. If you're not sure what they mean or if you're not sure you agree with their assessment, talk to them about it.
Peer review consistently. If you aim to review 2-5 sessions each week, you'll slowly build up skills while allowing time for advanced peer reviewers to give you feedback on your reviews so you can improve.
Learn how to use your peer reviewing time effectively. We recommend keeping all peer reviews under 30 minutes and this is also the maximum time you can track for peer review in your volunteer hours tracker. It takes practice to use this time effectively, focusing in on the parts of the session that provide the most signal for each dimension of MARS. Some tips:

Watch at least 1.5x speed
Focus on the beginning of the recording for as long as it takes for you to understand the direction of the session. Watch a good chunk of the first problem/explanation that the tutor gives— this will give you an indication for both mastery and for many dimensions of active learning. Then watch one or two more sections of the recording, as well as the end.
Take notes as you watch the recording— either directly in the session feedback form or on a separate notes app.

Updated on: 29/12/2022

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