We serve students in grades 1 through 12 who attend Durham, Chapel Hill, Chatham, Orange and Wake County public schools. Students are referred to the program by family members, guardians, teachers, counselors, principals, psychologists, social workers or learning disability specialists.
The two eligibility requirements for Augustine tutoring are:
low income, qualifying for free or reduced price lunch
below grade level performance in reading, writing or spelling.
We do not require that our students meet the discrepancy criteria used by the state of North Carolina to determine eligibility for learning disabled (LD) services in the public schools.
Our success is predicated on research-based methodology; caring, trusting and long lasting relationships between tutors and their students, and the intensive training and ongoing support offered by the Augustine Literacy Project®.
Many of our tutors go beyond academic language therapy and serve as advocates for their students, seeking appropriate testing, services and accommodations.