Apply to be a tutor for the 2023-2024 academic year today!

Growing Readers is an afterschool tutoring program designed to help young readers improve their reading and comprehension skills in order to reach grade level proficiency. The program is a partnership between the Oshkosh Area School District, the Center for Civic and Community Engagement and UW Oshkosh, and the Oshkosh Area United Way.  

The program started in the fall of 2021 with 7 UW Oshkosh college students who worked as tutors. In the first year of tutoring, 87% of the learners reached reading proficiency!   

Tutors are hired through the Center of Civic and Community Engagement to work in different OASD schools. Tutors are a variety of majors and minors (not just Education!) We are looking for people who like working with kids and love reading!  

Position Details

  • Monday to Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM (must be available for at least 3 days a week, at least 1 hour during those days) 
  • Tutors work on the OASD calendar.  
  • Estimated pay: $12/hour  

“I’ve noticed that my patience has definitely gotten better, along with my ability to assist others.”  


Growing Readers Tutor

“The tutors who are here consistently and really engaged with the students are already really making a difference. The social/emotional connection is priceless.”


Literacy Instructional Support Teacher, Oshkosh Area School District

“I feel like I’ve seen the most growth with [learner]. Specifically with her fluency. She has really worked to make her sentences flow and you can tell that it helps her understanding of the material!”


Growing Readers Tutor

Students from: Education 210Q3 – Pursing the Dream: Dialogues on Culture, Language, and Identity

  • Jason Adams
  • Jonny Boetcher
  • Olivia Culp
  • Wyllow Garton
  • Cory Harris
  • Sonja Hartz
  • Lily Lima
  • Jordan McNello
  • Ashton Rasmussen
  • Burkely Ravenhorst
  • Haylea Van De Yacht
  • Caslin Wells
  • Tealyn Wendler
  • Emily Werner
  • Hannah Weyland

Students from many majors

  • Autumn Braun (Senior) Broadfield Social Sciences
  • Sarah Choate
  • Benjamin Michael Croft (Freshman) Bio Medical Science/Pre-Dental

  • Kendra Dobbins (Junior) Biology/Conservation

  • Rylee Fish (Freshman) Pre-Law

  • Kylie Hetzel (Junior) Psychology

  • Kimora Johnikin (Freshman) Education

  • Autumn Larsen (Sophomore) Physical Education

  • Pyper Rouse (Sophomore) Business Marketing

  • McKenna Schabo (Freshman) Art Education

  • Anya Shackelford (Freshman) Education

  • Daniel C Smith (Freshman) Communication

  • Cassie Stepien (Freshman) Kinesology