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.

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.  

If you are interested in becoming an Augustine Tutor:

Complete an application, click here for a PDF or click here for a Word Doc, and return it to, or mail it to Augustine Literacy Project, 115 West 7th Street, Charlotte NC, 28202.



Join us at a Virtual Information Session to learn more about becoming a volunteer literacy tutor!

Click here to register.

For general questions or to schedule a one-on-one information session that’s convenient for you, contact ALP’s Engagement & Recruitment Manager, Helen Hope Kimbrough at

The need for Augustine tutors is greater than ever and we’d love to talk to you!

*Currently, our 5-day training classes and tutoring 1st- 3rd grade students are virtual.

The following training classes are scheduled for the 2020-’21 school year:

September 20th-24th

October 11th-15th

October 25th-29th

November 8th-12th

Class runs 10:00am-3:00pm daily.

Applications continue to be accepted. See below.

If you are not already on our mailing list and would like to receive updates about training, please subscribe to our newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page, or email

 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 $1,200.

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

Training Class Evaluation


“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, ALP Tutor (former first-grade teacher)