Space Available in READ Internship (ENGL 501)

English 501, READ Internship, supports the Crawford County READ program that provides adult literacy tutoring for community residents. Students are first trained as tutors and then spend 40 service hours working with adult learners in a supervised environment. No previous coursework in English or teaching experience is required.

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Professor George Byrnes (

Catalogue description:

A service-learning internship conducted jointly by the English Department and the Crawford County Literary Council (“READ”). Following tutor training, students spend at least 40 hours in service to adult learners through the READ Program in Meadville in supervised situations. Students submit weekly descriptions of tutoring activities and maintain a monthly log of hours served. Students also fulfill a series of academic requirements that include reading and commenting on a series of texts about literacy and completing academic writing assignments that explore literacy issues in more detail. This course must be taken on a letter-grade basis and meets weekly for one hour; tutoring times are arranged on an individual basis. Students are responsible for making travel arrangements to the tutoring site.