Literacy Center

The Need for Literacy Education

According to national figures, four million adults in the United States can neither sign their own names nor do other rudimentary tasks. According to Georgia's Task Force on Adult Literacy, one out of three adult Georgians is functionally illiterate. Moreover, in the Augusta area alone, there are more than 65,000 adults whose basic educational levels are less than those of the average eighth grader. These citizens have difficulty performing everyday tasks that most adults take for granted. This may include shopping, reading signs on the roads and buses, and completing job applications. The Literacy Center seeks to help people achieve success in any academic area by helping them acquire and master basic skills vital to any level of success and learn to love to read. Clients come from all over the CSRA. The Augusta University Literacy Center recruits volunteers to tutor children, youth and adults. The Center helps clients learn to read and improve achievement in academic subjects in addition to reading.


Youth Tutoring

Supervised by certified teachers at all times. Tutoring available for all grade levels and all subjects (children, adolescents, and adults including those with special needs, English as a second language, pre-GED and more).

  • Tutoring in Pre-Reading and Reading in Content Ares
    Augusta-Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair Street
    Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 4-7 p.m.
  • Tutoring in Reading
    Augusta University Literacy Center, Forest Hills Campus
    Now offering our researched diagnostic online reading program
    Monday-Thursday: 3-8 p.m.

Adult tutoring

Available mornings. 

Location & Contact Information

Augusta University Literacy Center
1401 Magnolia Dr.
Augusta, GA 30909

Map  (located just off Wrightsboro Road near Daniel Village shopping center and behind Newman Tennis Center)



Phone: 706-737-1625

Please send comments about this web site to Dr. Paulette Harris.