Karen Priest has volunteered with St. Louis Public Schools for nine years as tutor, and had just recently become involved with the OASIS tutoring organization.
Q: Do you enjoy tutoring?
A: I just eat it up. I just love it. I love it more than anything I did for pay, this is the best.
Q: How did you get started in the OASIS program?
A: I didn’t even do OASIS till last year, and for me the bi-monthly (meetings) and the materials had frankly made me wish I had signed up with them nine years ago. (It’s) very high quality education material.
Q: What is the best way to help the children learn?
A: You make learning fun, reading fun. If you can establish that love of learning early, they do not lose that.
Q: Would you recommend tutoring to others?
A: Yea, absolutely! I think there’s got to be people out there, especially retired people, who have time who are not aware of how much they would love it.