Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

Last year, 359 children gained skills and confidence through in-school tutoring.

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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 five districts: Duquesne City School District, McKeesport Area School District, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Wilkinsburg School District and the Woodland Hills School District.

Office Volunteers Needed Oasis Tutoring is currently seeking volunteers to support a variety of office activities. All skills and interests are welcomed. Help with arts and crafts, provide library support or complete data entry. Any computer experience is helpful. Meet seniors and have fun while supporting a program dedicated to helping children develop reading skills and self-confidence. The time commitment is a minimum of two hours per week. The schedule is flexible, Tuesday through Thursday during normal business hours.  To find out more about this opportunity, call 412-393-7648 or complete our volunteer inquiry form.
Tutors work one-to-one with students during the school year. 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. 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: Jeanne
“Each year we read 'Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?' We work on it all year and then they read it in front of the classroom.” Jeanne was particularly proud of one student who made sure to include his classmates by showing them pictures as he read the book. “Oasis is an awesome program that supports the school and help kids who need extra attention,” she says.
Photo of Oasis Tutor Spotlight: Jeanne