Fun at Reading Party in 2017!
Reading Party is a free, parent-oriented seminar that teaches simple and effective multi sensory strategies to parents and their children in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Parents can use these strategies at home to help strengthen pre-reading and early reading skills.
Free Augustine Literacy Project® Tutoring
If you think your child would benefit from Augustine Literacy Project Tutoring, feel free to contact us. Augustine Literacy Project ® tutors receive at least 30 hours of training and work 1:1 with students who qualify for free or reduced priced lunch in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community. Learn more about the Augustine Project.
Who are our tutors?
Augustine tutors are energetic, smart, motivated, compassionate people who want to help children learn to read, write and spell. Each of our tutors receives 60 hours of training and supervision, so that when they arrive in the school system or an after-school program – they’re prepared.
Augustine Tutors use skills that stem from the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading. There’s a big focus on phonics – or teaching what sounds letters and letter combinations make. Some of the children that we tutor through the Augustine Project are dyslexic, some are not.
Our tutors are trained to recognize the right teaching pace for each student — for example, we see some children who can move through the program quickly, and some children need time to build a strong foundation. Some of the students in the Augustine program will spend just one year with a tutor, other students will stay with their tutor for 2-3 years.
The motto for the Augustine Project is “Tutor one child. Change two lives.” Ask an Augustine tutor and they’ll tell you the time they spend with a child teaching literacy skills — and lifting a child up towards success in reading, writing and spelling – is something they will never forget.
You can find great resources for reading, writing and spelling on this website. Young students love to play games to reinforce literacy skills. And we have lots of games, worksheets and downloadable information on this website for free. Click here to go to our resources page.