How the Tutoring program works

Improve children’s reading skills and test scores

Over nearly two decades, Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring has consistently improved students’ reading ability, academic performance and attitudes about learning. The program taps the tremendous potential of committed volunteers who have the time, patience and life experience to make a profound difference in the lives of children.
Intergenerational Tutoring takes advantage of the special relationships that develop across generations to reap benefits for both children and adults.

Basics of the program

  • The tutors are volunteers who have a love of reading and a love of children.
  • They come with prepared lesson plans so there is no additional burden on teachers.
  • Tutors are trained to use a curriculum specially designed by reading professionals for K-4 students.
  • The tutor works with the same child each week.

Intergenerational Tutoring has been implemented in 20 cities and more than 100 school districts across the U.S. It has won numerous national, state and local awards for its success in linking struggling students with trained volunteers who are eager to pass on a love of reading.

Easy for schools to implement

We know how busy school administrators and teachers are. The Oasis tutoring program is designed to be easy to implement. To participate, a school district needs only to:

  • Designate a district coordinator for the program. Oasis trains and works with the coordinator to support the tutors.
  • Identify students in kindergarten through fourth grade with underdeveloped reading and language skills.

At a time when many schools are struggling to meet the individual needs of every student, Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring offers a bright ray of hope.

Help is available for students

Since 1989, our volunteers have helped hundreds of thousands of children to read and become more successful in school. In annual evaluations the program consistently receives high marks from educators.

We can help students improve their academic performance, and more importantly, we can help children embrace the wonder of reading and writing.

For more information, please contact Mary Click, National Tutoring Manager.


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