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Making a difference in many ways for many years

Making a difference in many ways for many years

Finding what motivates a child to learn is a fun challenge for tutors

Scott Decker was a bright and inquisitive second grader who needed some one-on-one time with the right adult. Oasis tutor Jerry Swinehart was the man for the task.

Saturday, May 26, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1935)/Comments (0)/
National Senior Corps Week is a great time to honor RSVP Oasis Tutors

National Senior Corps Week is a great time to honor RSVP Oasis Tutors

By participating in RSVP, older adults join a dedicated corps of volunteers--Senior Corps!

Glenda Gauss was reluctant at first to try Oasis tutoring. Twelve years and 40 children later, she can't imagine not being part of the program.

 

Thursday, May 03, 2018/Elizabeth Pawloski| Profile/Number of views (2345)/Comments (0)/
Friendship and finger-knitting helped this mentor and student create success

Friendship and finger-knitting helped this mentor and student create success

Finding out what excites a child opens a path to reading and learning

Oasis tutor Kathleen Eicher came along at just the right time three years ago for a young girl who was struggling with reading and learning how to be a good friend.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (5105)/Comments (0)/
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With one-on-one Oasis tutoring time, students get a reading boost and a new friend

With one-on-one Oasis tutoring time, students get a reading boost and a new friend

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring named 2017 Generations United Program of Distinction

Oasis tutor Gerald Johnson has discovered when he meets with students, reading improves and something else happens: new friendships form.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (8953)/Comments (0)/
Tutoring yields a lasting friendship and the motivation to keep going

Tutoring yields a lasting friendship and the motivation to keep going

When a child learns to read and an older adult feels needed, both lives are enriched

This Oasis tutor and her first grade student formed a bond that is still going strong 19 years later. Their connection has made both of their lives better.
Saturday, May 20, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (9668)/Comments (0)/
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Tutoring takes on history to celebrate the past with the future

Tutoring takes on history to celebrate the past with the future

Tutors and students from Indianapolis explore history together

By sharing a little bit of her own family story, Oasis tutor Betty Dotson gave one little girl a chance to connect the dots of history in a creative way.
Sunday, February 12, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (9864)/Comments (0)/
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Stepping up for kids

Stepping up for kids

Tutor coordinator Cynthia Singleton 'touches' her volunteer work every day – happily.

“Come out of yourself and do something for someone else," urges Oasis volunteer Cynthia Singleton. "We have to step up to the plate to help these children."
Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (11225)/Comments (0)/
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Oasis joins national Generation to Generation campaign

Oasis joins national Generation to Generation campaign

Partners aim to recruit one million more volunteers to help kids get a better start

Oasis tutor Martha Murphy is part of a national movement to stand up and show up for kids – Generation to Generation.
Monday, November 21, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (13255)/Comments (0)/
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Veteran tutor puts his own spin on helping kids succeed

Veteran tutor puts his own spin on helping kids succeed

U.S. Navy veteran Woody Woodard recognized for his service

Woody Woodard shows what can happen when older adults connect with kids. Generation to Generation will connect more caring adults with children who need support.

Friday, November 11, 2016/Jeffrey Siwak| Profile/Number of views (12527)/Comments (0)/
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Lou Cohen has a passion for learning

Lou Cohen has a passion for learning

Lou Cohen and the children he tutors are discovering new worlds together. New tutors are needed to help kids with reading and build their confidence.

Thursday, November 10, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (13473)/Comments (0)/
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Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

High-Impact model allows these sisters to provide more support for the twin girls they tutor

“Tutoring has been a way to reconnect and an opportunity to spend time together,” says Karen Schneider, who tutors at the same school each week with her sister Margie.

Thursday, June 02, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (15819)/Comments (0)/
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Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Monsanto Fund support brings STEM learning into OASIS tutoring

Al Peterfeso is learning how to use the iPad as a tool for his work as an OASIS tutor, thanks to support from The Monsanto Fund. 
Thursday, January 07, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (17753)/Comments (0)/
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One tutor, one child, two lives changed

One tutor, one child, two lives changed

Flora Bryant sees first-hand the power of one-on-one support to help a child succeed

Third grade was a turnaround year for Marquis. With help from his OASIS tutor Flora Bryant, he improved his reading scores dramatically. Flora is pleased, but not surprised. 
Friday, September 04, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (20197)/Comments (0)/
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Giving tutoring a try

Giving tutoring a try

Bill Kasalko shares the inspiring story of his first year as an OASIS tutor

Bill Kasalko never considered volunteering as a tutor, but when a friend suggested it, he gave it a try. After his first year, he’s glad he did.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (19721)/Comments (0)/
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OASIS tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

OASIS tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

At the heart of successful tutoring is a strong personal relationship with each child.

El's first task with each student is to develop a personal relationship and learn what motivates and interests the child. Is it worth the effort? Absolutely.
Monday, April 27, 2015/Jeanne Foster| Profile/Number of views (22414)/Comments (0)/
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