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Help a child today, for tomorrow


Share your love of reading as an OASIS tutor

You can change a life by providing the individual attention that helps children build confidence and experience success.
OASIS works with school districts to pair volunteers with children in grades K-4. Tutors work one-on-one with the children each week.
How do I become a tutor?
Choose a city from the list on this page and then complete the form to sign up. Once you are trained, you will be asked to commit to meeting with a student weekly. You will work with the same child throughout the school year. Of course, your student and his or her teacher will understand when you need time for vacations or emergencies.

Do I need teaching experience?
No. Your enthusiasm, patience and compassion are far more important. Your roles as a tutor are those of a friend and a 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 coordinator will help you find a time during the school day for your weekly tutoring sessions.

What training will I receive?
Tutors complete an extensive training program based on a proven six-part plan of activities. 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 the chance to share your successes and challenges with other tutors.

 To sign up or learn more,
please choose a city 



Phoenix, Willcox


Los Angeles,
San Diego




Washington metro




Alton, Wheeling


St. Louis

New Hampshire


New Mexico


New York

Albany, East Harlem, Rochester, Syracuse


Akron, Cleveland






San Antonio

Information for schools

Learn how the program works
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