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Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

"I do a lot of volunteer work, but this is the one that feeds my soul."

When Margie Hobby retired, she wanted to stay active and connected, so she started taking classes and volunteering in her community. As she watched her student Vera progress, Margie found she had much to offer a child who was struggling and just needed more individual attention.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (31618)/Comments (0)/
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New school year excitement never fades, even long after graduation

Oasis tutors channel their good memories into helping kids today

This time of year I can’t help but start thinking about going back to school, and how much I looked forward to that when I was a kid. Oasis tutors have many reasons for both choosing to tutor, AND where they want to tutor. Perhaps they want to complete the circle, and come back to their neighborhood school. 
Monday, August 18, 2014/Jeanne Foster| Profile/Number of views (14935)/Comments (0)/

"I always rejoice in the little accomplishments"

Tutor Carol Gabbert celebrates her students' success

When Carol Gabbert began tutoring 18 years ago, she had no idea how much it would impact her life. After years of working as a preschool teacher when her children were young, Carol wanted to try something different when a friend suggested she become an Oasis Intergenerational Tutor. She looks forward to each new year and the adventures that lie ahead.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Jennifer| Profile/Number of views (14904)/Comments (0)/
Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Tutor Mary Jo Summers wanted her company to know more about Oasis.

Oasis volunteer Mary Jo Summers loves her work with the Intergenerational Tutoring program so much that she thought her employer needed to know more. Her instincts were spot on.
 
Monday, September 15, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (15107)/Comments (0)/
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2500 tutors for 25 years of tutoring

2500 tutors for 25 years of tutoring

St Louis Oasis works to provide additional support to kids throughout the region for 2014-15 school year

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary of Oasis Tutoring in the St. Louis region, we're working to hit a milestone goal. We are looking to sign up 2,500 tutors by September 30 to work in St. Louis area schools as part of our Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring program.

Our tutors truly make a difference. The US Department of Education stated that one-on-one tutoring is
Tuesday, September 16, 2014/Danni Eickenhorst| Profile/Number of views (16844)/Comments (0)/
Janet Westbrook relishes the opportunity to help children become better readers

Janet Westbrook relishes the opportunity to help children become better readers

“This is just my favorite thing to do!" Janet says.

Janet loves spending one-on-one time with children over a book and seeing them gain confidence.

Monday, March 30, 2015/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (24302)/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 (26640)/Comments (0)/
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Oasis tutors are helping children stay on track with summer reading

Oasis tutors are helping children stay on track with summer reading

Oasis Tutoring, St. Louis County Library giving kids a reading boost during summer months

Encouraging kids to keep reading in the summer is critical to academic success. Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring is partnering with the St. Louis County Library to make this happen.

Friday, July 26, 2019/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (1513)/Comments (0)/
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 (23956)/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 (24494)/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 (21798)/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 (20083)/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 (17886)/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 (16468)/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 (17349)/Comments (0)/
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