Five College America Reads/Counts Program

America Reads Overview Training

This is a class that lasts about one hour and is required of all America Reads tutors . As a work-study student, you will be paid for your training time. Training will cover classroom etiquette, your responsibilities as an America Reads/America Counts Tutor, and introduces some tutoring strategies. You may look for a job before completing the overview training, but must complete it before you begin tutoring.


Spring 2015 Training Dates

Monday, February 2

Amherst College  RESCHEDULED for Thursday, February 5 at 4:00

Hampshire College RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, February 17 at 6:00 

Tuesday, February 3

4:00 pm: UMASS, Isenberg School of Management 127

6:00 pm: Mount Holyoke College, Dwight 201

Wednesday, February 4

4:00 pm: Smith College, Seelye Hall 107

Thursday, February 5

4:00 pm: Amherst College, Converse 209

Saturday, February 7

1:00 pm: UMASS, Isenberg School of Management 122

Tuesday, February 17

6:00 pm: Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall 101


Please click here to register for the training session. If you have any special needs regarding accessibility, please let us know ahead of time so that we can be sure to accommodate you. We encourage you to register in advance, but you can also show up at any Overview Session that your schedule permits without registering. 

You must arrive on time and stay through the entire session in order to be paid for your training. 

America Reads tutors may attend Overview Training at any campus. Your training not need to be at your own university/college campus.

Be sure to sign up for the Extended Training Workshop.