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May 2018 Tutor Appreciation Brunch

Denise and Scott Ruby hosted the annual gathering to celebrate ALP Upstate tutors.

May 2018 Tutor Appreciation Brunch

December 2017 Tutor Talk & Holiday Brunch

Susan Cruz hosted a delightful brunch where tutors were reminded of the P-E-R strategy for reading comprehension and long-time tutor and board member Pat Riordan was honored for her service to ALP Upstate.

December 2017 Tutor Talk and Holiday Brunch

463 books from Usborne

Usborne & More Book Drive

From September 10-12, 2017, generous supporters donated so that Augustine tutors could give more than 400 books to their students during the 2016-2017 school year.

September Tutor Talk

Tutors recognized for faithful serviceOver 35 ALP Upstate tutors gathered on September 7 & 9 to review the updated assessment packet. All of the assessments have been updated except the Roe-Burns — some as simple as new typeset and others with new words, sentences and scoring. Meeting handouts and the revised packet are available on the tutor portal.

Thanks to a Thrivent Financial Action Team award, every ALP tutor was able to select a book from Deborah Watkin's Read, Yes I Can series to give to their student.

Teresa Hoover announced the upcoming book drive with Usborne & More matching donations by 50%. ALP set a goal of 400 books in order to provide every student with a book permonth from October– May for their personal library.

Tutor Commitment Recognition

Tutors recognized for faithful service

On August 3, 2017, the Board of Directors recognized the following active Augustine tutors for gifting students with an impressive number of lessons:

300 hours

  • Anne Eshelman
  • Pat Riordan

250 hours

  • Darlene Hughey

200 hours

  • Alice Sobray
  • Catherine Clark
  • Judy Pearson
  • Ann Copeland

150 Hours

  • Dawnena Darnall
  • Jane Smith
  • Sally Stillwagon

100 Hours

  • Diana Matson
  • Susan Cruz
  • Laurie Berry-Dorroh

60 Hours

  • Jan Barker
  • MaryAnne Calvino
  • Leslie Davis
  • Daniel Habermann
  • Lauren McCullough
  • Andrea Murdock
  • Anne Okie
  • Denise Ruby
  • Meg Schroder
  • Melanie Stiles
  • Giselle Weekes

Summer Training Classes

Two training classes were taught in the summer of 2017, and a total of 18 trainees added to the ALP Upstate tutor family! Pictured with their mentor coaches are new tutors Maxine Brown-Sartor, Patty Crenshaw, Christina Davis, LeAnn Duncan, Deborah Fletcher, Georgia Fowler, Royce Franklin, Tamara Gray , Pat Hogue, Sharon Lynch, Debbie Markert, Alisha Martin, Veronica Martin, Jennifer Nockels, Marcia Radakovich, Robin Robb, Cheryl Rosemond, and Leigh Whitaker.
tutors trained summer 2017

Holiday Party!

Tutors enjoyed fellowship, food, and phonics phones at the 2016 ALP Tutor Family Holiday Gathering.
2016 Holiday Party

Books & Bagels Tutor Talk

The October 2016 Tutor Talk was a "Shopping Spree" for tutors and they selected new, decodable books for their students. Supporters of the Usborne & More book drive gave so generously that tutors will be able to give a student a book a month to build their personal library! We are thankful for Teresa Hoover's leadership in taking the book drive from dream to reality.

October Tutor TalkOctober Tutor Talk

Darlene and Dawnena sharing creative ideas.

Dawnena sharing creative ideas.Darlene sharing creative ideas.

I've seen two children go from struggling to confident. This is the greatest experience possible!
— an ALP tutor, June 2017.