Oasis Intergenerational Tutors at Bayless
When the Oasis Program started at Bayless, there were 10 tutors. At one time, there were over 60. Currently, following COVID-19, there are 15 tutors.
Oasis tutors are volunteers (usually 50 and over) who wish to contribute meaningfully to their community. They work with the same student, on the same school day, at the same time, once a week. Kindergarten sessions are 30 minutes. First through second-grade sessions are 45 minutes to one hour. The tutors attend training to promote motivation, success, and enjoyment of reading, writing, and oral communication, as well as build self-esteem and confidence in the
Oasis tutors often participate in other school activities such as being a classroom volunteer,
listening to students (many of whom are not part of the Oasis program) read, attending school concerts, volunteering at school festivals, or accompanying classrooms on field trips.
Impact of Oasis Tutoring on
Students at Bayless
Our students benefit from the individual attention provided by the Oasis tutors. If the student is reading below grade level but does
not qualify for special services, the tutor provides individual attention to help the student improve their reading level. For the student who is advanced academically and needs to be challenged, the tutor can read and discuss books more at their reading level. At all levels, the Oasis tutors promote motivation, success, and enjoyment of reading, writing, and oral communication and build self-esteem and confidence in our students.