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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.