Tutors — Mark Your Calendars
Please note our next meetings. Hope to see you there!
- Augustine Tutor Talk
- Saturday, December 1st at 10:00am
- Location: Susan Cruz' home
- Topic: Holiday Brunch — Santa Augustine has a gift for you!
- Board Meeting
- Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00pm — open to all tutors
- Location: "The Office Center" at Merovan, 1200 Woodruff Road, Suite A3
- Important School Calendar Dates
November Tutor Talk
Tracie and Sandi led a helpful discussion on strategies for teaching sight words in the lesson. Then tutors selected books for their students from over 1,000 copies provided generous book drive donors and grants from Usborne & More, Thrivent Financial, and the Pleasantburg Rotary Club.
October Tutor Talk
Over 20 ALP Upstate tutors participated in Re-Source Solutions' Poverty Factor workshop on Saturday, October 13th. The interactive session provided opportunity to explore and examine mindsets associated with socio-economic class and the barriers and opportunities presented by each.
Pleasantburg Rotary Grant Awarded
On October 11, 2018 the Pleasantburg Rotary Club awarded ALP Upstate $1930 to purchase books from Deborah Watkin's Read, Yes I Can series and Wilson Language Training stories to give to Augustine students.
Summer Training Class
The July 2018 class added 18 trainees to the ALP Upstate tutor family! Our new tutors are Courtney Galbreath, Diane Thompson, Amy Watkins, Susie Cummins, Diana Miel, Joni Snyder, Margaret Ritchie, Pat Hogue, Marquin McMath, Deana Gasque, Carol Simicich, Fred Scharpenberg, Joe Higgins, Mary Krause, Kem Owens, Debbie Bishop, Judi Wojciechowski, and Mandy Dixon.
Tutor Commitment Recognition
On July 18, 2018, the Board of Directors recognized the following active Augustine tutors for gifting students with an impressive number of lessons:
May 2018 Tutor Appreciation Brunch
Denise and Scott Ruby hosted the annual gathering to celebrate ALP Upstate tutors.
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.
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
Over 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.
Darlene and Dawnena sharing creative ideas.
— an ALP tutor, June 2017.