Tutor One Child. Change Two Lives.
Augustine tutors change lives by helping low-income struggling readers become successful readers! Being a successful reader builds confidence, enables learning in all academic areas, strengthens the path to high school graduation, opens doors for career opportunities, breaks generational cycles of poverty, and builds a healthier community.
Steps To Become An Augustine Tutor
Complete the registration form
Complete the pre-course training assignments
Attend the entire Augustine training
Start impacting a child’s life as soon as you are paired with a student
Continue learning by attending tutor’s meetings
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The training will teach you all you need to know and prepare you with all the materials you need to be a successful tutor.
New tutors start with a student in grades 1-3 who qualifies for free or reduced-cost lunch and is below grade level performance in reading, writing, or spelling.
Tutors meet with students twice a week during school hours at their student’s assigned school. Augustine Literacy Project is partnered with all the elementary schools in Transylvania County (Rosman Elementary, Brevard Elementary, TC Henderson Elementary, Pisgah Forest Elementary, and Brevard Academy).
Volunteers commit to deliver 60 free lessons to a qualified Augustine student. This is typically two lessons per week during the school year. In addition, it takes approximately two hours of lesson planning per week.
Augustine tutors receive a preliminary fifty-hour training and practicum targeted to meet the needs of beginning readers. Classes meet Tuesday-Friday the first two weeks of September from 8:30-4:30 each day.
An optional four-day advanced training is offered after the completion of the first year of tutoring. The advanced training prepares tutors to meet the reading needs of students in grades 3-12.
What will I learn at the training?
The Augustine training uses researched-based approaches and materials that have been proven to help individuals with literacy needs. The following key components are just some of what you will learn. Click the links below to learn more:
Complete the registration form below. You will then be contacted by the Augustine Director.
- September 15th-June 30th is priority registration for Transylvania County residents seeking to become Augustine volunteers.
- June 30th-July 31st is open registration.
- A 50% down payment is required at the time of registration. If you register and are unable to take the training, you can receive your full deposit back up to July 31st.
Individuals seeking to become volunteer Augustine tutors in Transylvania County. This includes Transylvania County homeschool parents whose children meet the eligibility requirements for NC free or reduced-cost lunch.
Transylvania County educators, including homeschool parents and non-Transylvania County volunteers and educators can take the training provided there are training slots available after priority registration.
The total cost to train one Augustine tutor is approximately $1,000. Generous grantors and donors assist Augustine Literacy Project in covering the majority of the expenses associated with the training. Reduced fees are requested from Transylvania County Augustine trainees to cover a portion of the costs of the literacy materials they keep post-training.
Transylvania County Volunteers
Scholarships are available upon request if needed.
Transylvania County Educators
Transylvania County educators receive a 50% reduced cost of the total training fee.
Qualifying Homeschool Parents
Homeschool parents residing in Transylvania County whose children would qualify for free/reduced-cost lunch can take the training at the volunteer rate.
Homeschool parents residing in Transylvania County whose children do not qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch can take the training at the 50% educator rate.
Provided availability, non-Transylvania County educators and volunteers can take the training at the full cost of training one trainee.
Yes! Once you begin your tutoring sessions, a tutor-coach will join you for a minimum of two tutoring sessions to observe your lessons and give feedback. We also encourage you to contact your tutor-coach with any questions along the way. Additionally, we host tutors' meetings every 4-6 weeks to answer questions, share successes, review tutoring skills, and learn new techniques. Our job is not only to train tutors but to support them in becoming the best tutors possible.