The study titled “Enhancing Interest Among Senior Secondary Students in Expository Essay Writing in South East Nigeria: The Reciprocal Peer Tutoring Approach” by A. Nnamani, J. Akabogu (2020) investigated the impact of reciprocal peer tutoring on the interest of senior secondary school students in writing expository essays in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, South-East, Nigeria.
The study found that the reciprocal peer tutoring teaching approach was effective in promoting interest in expository essay writing among the students. This approach involves students taking turns in teaching one another under the guidance of the class teacher. The study also found that the variation in the mean interest scores of male and female students in expository essay writing was not significant, indicating that gender did not influence the interest of students in expository essay writing.
The researchers concluded that secondary school teachers should adopt the reciprocal peer tutoring approach for teaching expository essay writing in secondary schools. They also recommended that curriculum developers should consider including reciprocal peer tutoring as one of the innovative teaching approaches for expository essay writing.