Help a child today, for tomorrow

Share your love of reading as an OASIS tutor

Change a life by providing the individual attention that helps children build confidence and experience success.

In partnership with school districts OASIS volunteer tutors are paired with children in grades K-4 who teachers feel would benefit from a caring, one-on-one mentoring relationship.

One child, one tutor, one school year. Two lives forever changed.

How do I become a tutor?

Choose a city from the list on this page and complete the form to sign up. Once you have completed training, you will be asked to commit to meeting with the same child at least once a week for the school year. Your student and his or her teacher will of course understand time away for vacation, illness or other unforeseen events.

Do I need teaching experience?
No. Your enthusiasm, patience and compassion are far more important. As a tutor your roles include mentor, friend and role model.

What age are the children?
The program is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade, a critical period for developing reading and language skills.

Where and when will I tutor?
You may choose one of our participating schools where you prefer to tutor. Your school district's OASIS facilitator will help you find a time during the school day for your weekly tutoring sessions.

What training will I receive?
Tutors complete 10-12 hours of training based on a proven six-part plan of activities that include talking, reading and writing. You’ll learn ways to draw out the child’s experiences and create simple stories that form the basis for reading activities. You may also attend monthly tutor meetings for continued training and opportunities to share your successes and challenges with other tutors.

To sign up or learn more, please choose a city



Phoenix, Tucson, Willcox



Los Angeles, San Diego






Washington metro






St. Louis

New Hampshire



New Mexico



New York


Albany, East Harlem, Rochester, Syracuse



Akron, Cleveland









San Antonio


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