Tutor one child.  Change two lives. 


Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center invites you to be part of the team of tutors that is empowering students throughout Catawba County.

We train and support volunteer tutors who provide free, one-to-one instruction in literacy skills to struggling readers from low-income families.  Tutors help children improve their reading, writing and spelling skills.

An Augustine Literacy Project  tutor provides 60 free lessons to a low-income child to help him or her become a better reader.

Find out more about the Augustine Literacy Project at informational coffees on July 20, 2017, August 31, 2017 and September 26,2017 at 10 am.

To become a tutor:

  1. Contact our office by phone or email to register for training.
  2. Attend the entire Augustine Literacy Project® training.
  3. Start impacting a child’s life as soon as our office pairs you with a student.


We will train tutors September 18-22 and again October 9-13, 8:30-3:30, Monday-Friday.

The trainings will be held at Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center’s office: 926 2nd Street NE, Suite 100, Hickory, NC 28601. For more information or to register, call 624-2012 or email Sign up today to reserve your spot.