Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

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

One child, one tutor, one school year.  Two lives forever changed.

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.

Oasis Tutoring pairs volunteers age 50 or older with children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. The program is currently offered in Pittsburgh Public Schools, Wilkinsburg School District and the Woodland Hills School District.

No teaching experience is required. Your enthusiasm, patience and compassion are far more important!

As an Oasis tutor you will:

  • Complete twelve hours of free training where you will learn ways to draw on a child’s experiences to create simple stories that form the basis for reading activities. All materials are provided free of charge.
  • Meet with your child one-on-one each week during the school day for 30-45 minutes.
  • Participate in additional learning opportunities throughout the year. You will have a chance to meet fellow tutors and learn tips and techniques to help you and your student be successful.

Training is offered throughout the year. Our next training session is August 20 and August 22 at Literacy Pittsburgh’s Downtown Pittsburgh headquarters. Registration is required. Call 412-393-7648.

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Oasis is a national organization based in St. Louis that is dedicated to successful aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Literacy Pittsburgh has managed the local Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring program since 2013.

Oasis Tutor Spotlight: John
John began tutoring during the 2018-19 school year. He was paired with a student at Urban Pathways. They worked together on reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary. “You’re not afraid to get better,” was John’s constant reminder to his student. John says that seeing his student’s confidence improve made his first year especially rewarding and he looks forward to next year.
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