The Augustine Literacy Project changes lives, two at a time.

A child’s life is changed when he/she begins to acquire the literacy skills of reading, writing, and spelling and to feel confident in the classroom.

An Augustine tutor’s life is changed when she/he sees the light of understanding, the “Aha!” moments that happen for a child who has been struggling with reading aloud in front of his peers or who has experienced daily failures in spelling words that everyone else seems to get easily.

The great strength of our program is the dedication of our tutors who continue their work long after they have fulfilled the original 60 hour commitment.

Augustine tutors come from many different neighborhoods in our community, but share the bond of knowing what it means to help a child learn to read.

To become an Augustine tutor, a volunteer completes the Augustine Training class and commits to provide free one-on-one, long-term tutoring to a low income child.

The following classes are scheduled for the 2019-’20 school year:

September 16th – 20th and 24th & 26th

October 21st – 25th

November 4th – 8th 

January 13th – 17th 

February 10th – 14th in Charlotte

       February 24th – 28th in Davidson

      check back for Summer/Fall 2020 classes!

Class runs 9:00-3:30 daily.

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“I want to express my gratitude for this organization.  I was inspired by the work that you do for our youngest readers and for enriching the community-school relationships.  Schools just can’t do it alone. I found each day of training to be so intentionally planned, provocative, and thoughtfully paced for your learners. I wish all teachers were given the same amount of time to collaborate and learn in such a risk-free, supportive environment.”

Keri Bartholomew, Winter 2017 Training (former first-grade teacher)

 Cost of Training:

For those who commit to providing 60 hours of pro bono tutoring to a low income child, the cost is $250.  Scholarship money is available.

For those not interested in tutoring through ALP, but who are seeking information and experience with multi-sensory reading instruction, the cost is $1200.

If you are interested in becoming an Augustine Tutor:

Download the Winter 2020 Application PDF or Download the Winter 2020 Application WORD DOC and return it to, or mail it to Augustine Literacy Project, 115 West 7th Street, Charlotte NC, 28202.


“This is the best training I have ever experienced. I am leaving feeling prepared, excited and inspired!”

Training Class Evaluation