By Susan Taylor
Photo tutor Elaine Westheimer is enthusiastic about being part of the Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program
December 19, 2022 (La Mesa) -- At San Diego Oasis in Grossmont Center, seniors have the opportunity to be trained for and directed to the wonderful world of tutoring. This fall, 175 volunteers, most of them seniors, are tutoring children in elementary schools in San Diego County. This number is up from the first years of the COVID-19 pandemic, when just a handful of people were meeting face to face with kids at schools.
The number of tutors was between 300-400 before COVID. Kristen Amicone, Director of Intergenerational Programs at Oasis, said, “(We are) working diligently to reach that number again and estimate that we will do so by the end of the 2023-2024 school year.”