Reading Tutors Make a Significant Difference in Young Lives

| July 8, 2012

Volunteers needed for inter-generational tutoring/mentoring program in Tucson

Tucson OASIS has an outstanding volunteer opportunity. It’s an opportunity to interact 1-on-1 with an at-risk child in grades K-5 and help them learn to read at their grade level – the most important and basic educational skill all children need. This volunteer opportunity is unique in that it pairs an adult with a child for two meetings a week for the school year. This isn’t a hit-or-miss drop-in class; this is substantial quality time spent mentoring a young person and helping them achieve success in life.

Teaching experience is not required. Volunteer tutors are given training and step into a program that has a long history of success of working with partner schools and children who need your help. Schedules are flexible enough to work around vacations etc.

I’ve talked with many OASIS Intergenerational Tutors over the past few years. I’ve not met one who wasn’t thrilled with the experience of being such an important part of a child’s development. Some of their experiences are shared on OASIS Tutoring website, like Madge Klassen, pictured above from the OASIS website. Madge tutors in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and gets as much out of the experience as she gives.

If you would like more information, call Janine Prewitt, OASIS Volunteer Tutor Coordinator at 520-322-5627.

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