Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

Last year, 341 children gained skills and confidence through in-school tutoring.


For nearly two decades, Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring has consistently improved students’ reading ability, academic performance, and attitudes about learning. Oasis provides a proven approach to help high-need children read at grade level.

The program taps the tremendous potential of committed volunteers who have the time, patience, and life experience to make a profound difference in the lives of children. Children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade receive one-on-one help from a volunteer tutor. The volunteers, who are age 50 or older, tutor students each week at the schools where the children attend. Children not only develop skills but also confidence and a positive self-image.

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring is a program of Literacy Pittsburgh. It is currently offered in Pittsburgh Public Schools, Wilkinsburg School District and the Woodland Hills School District.

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From the beginning school wasn’t exactly the place that Nate wanted to be. He unexpectedly advanced to the next grade. He did so, not by doing well in school, but by misbehaving. He said, “School was pretty much a bust for me. Teachers would pass me just to get rid of me."
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