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 Fall of the 2019-’20 school year:
September 16th – 20th and 24th & 26th
October 21st – 25th
(please note: This will be the pilot for a new 5-day training format. The pace of this class will be accelerated and some of the information traditionally covered in our 7-day will be covered with a coach in individual sessions after the formal class ends. Please be aware that additional one-on-one sessions will be required following this one week pilot.
November 4th – 8th and 12th and 14th
Class runs 9:00-3:30 daily.
Check back for additional class dates.
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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:
“This is the best training I have ever experienced. I am leaving feeling prepared, excited and inspired!”
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