Albuquerque Oasis
Intergenerational Tutoring Program

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Our students need us more now than ever!

COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives including a direct hit to the continuity in the public-school education system. Oasis tutoring is still one-on-one using our literacy approach, but now we mentor our students online. The safety of our volunteers is important to us, so all of our training and support meetings will be conducted online for the remainder of 2021.

Books, Books, Books!

Twice a year, our volunteers select books funded by Oasis to give to their students. By talking and reading with an elementary student, volunteers learn about their interests. The goal is to keep each student reading year around and to increase their personal library.

This year, since volunteers read with students online, “gifting” books was more complicated. So, the students at Lew Wallace received their books through a drive through, but also shared books with fellow students!

Read the post here on Facebook by Lew Wallace Elementary School

Children tutored by Oasis

One child, one reading mentor – two lives forever changed.

Join our Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring team today!

Our volunteer reading mentors help elementary students enlarge their world by exposing them to a love of books. Reading mentors commit to spending one hour, one day a week to mentor K-4 students in one-on-one sessions for a school year. We volunteer in Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo, and Rio Rancho Public Schools.

Comments from the 2020 survey from teachers and principals at Albuquerque Public Schools

Albuquerque Tutoring

“I had two little girls that worked with Oasis tutors this year, and they both would light up when their tutor came to see them. I think this is a great program, and I’m grateful my students and I are able to utilize it. I appreciate that they spend time putting together a thoughtful lesson plan specifically for the student.”

“They do a great job! They have a great rapport with students. Thank you so much for all you do for education.”

“One of my students was working just below the Proficient Level and with the help of the tutor, by the end of the second trimester the student had achieved proficiency!”

“My students are always so excited to work with their Oasis tutor, they remind me which days Miss J. is coming! They are so happy after their tutoring and eager to share what they learned. These students have a hard time relating to school and their peers, but spill over with enthusiasm about their tutoring. Thank you so much for sharing your care.”

“One of my little girl students made a lot of progress and she was released from the tutoring and we were able to have the Oasis tutor work with another student in need. The students loved it!”

“Ms. B. has been my Oasis tutor for many years now. She builds amazing relationships with my kids and supports them with all of their academic and social/emotional needs. In addition to working with her one student, she always makes time for the class as a whole. This year she directed a play with my whole class. I, they, we LOVE Ms. B. She is a blessing to me and my kids!”

“Oasis tutors are AMAZING! I had 3 this year. All incredible human beings that took their students concerns to heart. Each tutor was vested in the student, reliable and prepared. They are an integral part to my classroom.”

“My student loved to share things that he did with his tutor with the rest of the class. She also helped him learn to love writing. He started to see it as a fun activity.”

“One of my little girl students made a lot of progress and she was released from the tutoring and we were able to have the Oasis tutor work with another student in need. The students loved it!”

“My students are always excited to see Mr. H. They absolutely do not miss school on their tutoring day!”

Become a Tutor

Consider joining our team during 2021. We are always recruiting compassionate, patient, enthusiastic people. This year we are embracing online communication to include online training and online mentoring. Our Oasis literacy approach is effective online, and our students will benefit from the additional support. Join Us!

Training: Contact us for training dates and school placements. Pre-registration required

For more information on Tutoring – Please fill out the form below. Or you may contact:

Vicki DeVigne, Tutoring Program Director  505-884-4529 or email Vicki DeVigne

Watch this video by KRQE as they interview Vicki Devigne or read the full story here.

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book. ” –Frank Serafini

Albuquerque Oasis is thankful for the ongoing support of the Intergenerational Tutoring Program from our sponsors!

Dollar General Literacy
Sandia Foundation
French Funerals & Cremations