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Help a child learn to love reading and learning!

Do you remember who taught you to read? Do you remember how it opened up the world to you?

You can help open the world for a child by providing individual attention and encouragement.

Each year Oasis places adults in local San Diego elementary schools, helping children grades K-4 enhance their reading and writing skills. Free training and materials are provided. We would love to have you join us!


Through the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program, volunteers, your neighborhood schools and OASIS work together to help children build reading skills, self-esteem and positive attitudes toward learning. Training and materials are provided; no teaching experience is needed.


To learn more, please fill in the form below

Or contact John Dunnicliff at or 760-796-6020


San Diego Oasis tutor with students

Oasis tutors help students improve academic performance

Two San Diego Oasis Tutors share how the program helps students improve reading and success in school while opening the doors for seniors to put their life skills to work for a younger generation.

John Dunnicliff, San Diego Oasis Tutoring Coordinator

In tutoring, he found a new calling

The San Diego Union Tribune featured John Dunnicliff, tutoring coordinator for San Diego Oasis, in an article about how the program helps the tutors and the schools, and what he’s learned by watching 7-year-olds.

"I could see how important this work was and I was ready to help,” he says. “It has proved to be meaningful and most satisfying.”