Share your love of children, reading and writing.
How the Tutoring Program Works
Improve Children’s Reading and Writing Skills and Help Positively Impact Their Lives
Over nearly two decades, OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring has consistently improved students’ reading and writing ability, academic performance and attitudes about learning. The program taps the tremendous potential of committed volunteers who have the time, patience, training 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 all involved.
Basics of the Program
The tutors are volunteers who have a love of children, literature, reading and writing.
Tutors come with prepared lesson plans so there is no additional burden on teachers or parents.
Tutors are trained to use a curriculum that is specially designed by reading professionals for K-5 students.
The tutor works with the same child twice a week over a period of several months in either a school setting or in a Pima County Public Library location.
Brief History of the Program
Intergenerational Tutoring has been implemented in 20 cities and more than 100 school districts across the United States. 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 and writing. Since 1992, our volunteers have helped hundreds of children to read and write and become more successful in school. In ongoing evaluations the program consistently receives high praise from parents, educators and school districts.
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 needs only to:
Designate a coordinator for the program. OASIS trains and works with the coordinator to support the tutors at the school site.
Identify students in kindergarten through fifth grade who are at-risk in the areas of reading, writing and language skills.
Easy for Parents to Implement in a Library
Parents are encouraged to contact Tucson Intergenerational Tutoring at 520-322-5627 or email us at email@example.com if they have a child in need of one-on-one reading and writing assistance.
Be prepared to transport their child to and from the Pima County Public Library location of their choice.