Five College Consortium

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 introduction to some basic tutoring strategies. You may look for and secure a job before completing the overview training, but should attend the training before you begin tutoring.


Spring 2017 Training Dates: click to REGISTER NOW!

Amherst College:
Thursday, February 9th at 4:00
Converse 207

Hampshire College:
Thursday, February 9th at 5:00
Franklin Patterson Hall 104

Mount Holyoke College
Tuesday, February 7th at 4:00
Dwight 201

Smith College
Tuesday, February 7th at 5:30
Dewey Hall Common Room

University of Massachusetts
Wednesday, February 8th at 4:00
Campus Center 174-76
Saturday, February 11th at 11:00
Location TBA

Please click here to register for a 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.