ALP employs a research-based, proven methodology to build a strong literacy foundation for struggling readers.

Pre- and Post-Testing show that the Augustine Project consistently produces positive results. On average, students improve across all measures, including phonological awareness, decoding, encoding, and comprehension.

Volunteer tutors provided more than 11,000 free lessons to deserving students. In 2019-2020 more than 1,200 lessons were provided by 44 tutors working with 57 students despite a shortened school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twelve new tutors were trained in January 2022.

Benefits to the Child

Our students build reading, writing and spelling competence, along with a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence by succeeding where they previously struggled. Also, ALP students benefit from a consistent role model with the twice-weekly, one-on-one attention from and interaction with our supportive, caring Augustine tutors.

“My student's teacher shared his most recent MAP score with me, and he went up 13 points! He is a fourth grader who has never read higher than a kindergarten level; after 39 lessons he is now reading on a second grade level. We are all so proud of all his hard work!”   — Pat Riordan, Augustine Tutor