Events

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Please note our next meetings. Hope to see you there!

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.
tutors trained summer 2018


Tutor Commitment Recognition

Tutors recognized for faithful service

On July 18, 2018, the Board of Directors recognized the following active Augustine tutors for gifting students with an impressive number of lessons:

400 hours

  • Anne Eshelman

300 hours

  • Pat Riordan

250 hours

  • Catherine Clark
  • Darlene Hughey

200 hours

  • Ann Copeland
  • Judy Pearson
  • Alice Sobray
  • Sally Stillwagon

150 Hours

  • Susan Cruz
  • Dawnena Darnall
  • Diana Matson
  • Jane Smith

100 Hours

  • Jan Barker
  • Laurie Berry-Dorroh
  • Lauren McCullough
  • Andrea Murdock
  • Meg Schroder
  • Giselle Weekes

60 Hours

  • MaryAnne Calvino
  • Leslie Davis
  • LeAnn Duncan
  • Deb Fletcher
  • Daniel Habermann
  • Sharon Lynch
  • Debbie Markert
  • Alisha Martin
  • Len McCall
  • Christi Mobley
  • Anne Okie
  • Denise Ruby
  • Sandi Smith
  • Melanie Stiles


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.

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.