A world class education requires preparing students to be both globally competitive and globally competent. Global competence requires having an open mind while actively seeking to understand cultural norms and expectations of others.
LFCS, through its partnership with OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring, assists students in developing global competence by:
- Creating intergenerational relationships
- Broadening students' world views
- Matching an authentic and interested tutor with each student
- Improving communication skills
- Teaching students to respect the history and cultures of others
OASIS pairs older adults with young children who have underdeveloped reading and language skills. These caring adults work one-on-one with students for about one hour a week as their tutors, mentors, and friends.
Currently, 125 tutors are now assisting students in kindergarten through fourth grade in 22 Lutheran Schools throughout St. Louis and surrounding areas to build their reading and language skills.
This spring, some of our tutors were recognized by OASIS for 15, 10, and 5 years of service. We give praise to God for the valuable time and experience that all of our tutors give to our schools to assist them in meeting the needs of their students. Principals and teachers continue to positively respond to the energy, dedication, and ability of our tutors as they mentor our students.
If you would like to share your knowledge and experience to enrich the life of a student, please consider becoming an OASIS tutor for the 2013-14 school year. The next tutor training classes will be held August 28 and August 29 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. A Cape Girardeau area training class will be held on September 5 at Trinity Lutheran School.
For additional information, please contact Luanne Beumer at 314-842-4826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.