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 2014 Training Dates

Amherst College: 

Monday, February 10 at 6:00 pm (Converse 209)

Saturday, February 22 at 10:00 am (Converse 209)

Hampshire College: 

Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00 pm (Franklin Patterson Hall 101)

Saturday, February 22 at 11:30 am (Adele Simmons Hall 111)

Mount Holyoke College: 

Wednesday February 12 at 5:00 pm (Dwight 201)

Sunday, February 23 at 1:00 pm (Dwight 201)

Smith College: 

Wednesday February 12 at 7:00 pm (Campus Center 102) *Cancelled due to lack of enrollment*

Sunday, February 23 at 11:00 am (Campus Center 102)


Monday, February 10 at 7:30 pm (School of Management 129)

Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 pm (School of Management 122)

Please email us 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.