Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring is a volunteer program that pairs older adults with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade to work one-on-one each week as their tutors, mentors and friends.
After tutors attend training sessions, they choose from a participating school district in the Greater St. Louis area, and work with the same child each week throughout the school year. Oasis tutors use a six-step approach to literacy designed by educators that emphasizes improved reading, speaking and writing.
The relationships forged between tutors and students make a profound difference not only for the children, but also for the tutors, many of whom report finding a renewed sense of purpose. Oasis tutors foster a caring, supportive environment where reading and language activities, keyed specifically to each child’s interests, spark curiosity and create opportunities to set attainable educational goals.
To learn more about our tutoring program, visit our website or call our tutoring voicemail to leave a message at 314.995.9506.