Five College Consortium

Five College America Reads/Counts Program

America Reads Training for Tutors

Overview Training

Purpose: To get you started as a tutor. Find out how to become an America Reads tutor, become familiar with our protocols and expectations, and learn some initial tutoring tips and techniques.

Requirement: To attend a one hour Overview Training at your or any other of the five colleges before you begin tutoring (although you can begin calling agencies/schools to set up interviews before attending). Offered towards the beginning of each semester.

The Extended Training Workshop (ETW)

Purpose: To learn about tutoring in greater detail, particularly techniques for helping children of particular age groups, special needs or other topics like math tutoring and behavior.

Requirement: To attend one ETW towards the beginning of your tutoring career. The workshop is intended for new tutors, and we prefer you attend the ETW of the first semester you tutor. The ETW is scheduled every semester in the beginning/middle of the semester on a weekend day, and lasts four hours. University faculty and area teachers deliver great workshops. Food is provided and you are paid for your time.