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Registration for the Virtual Classroom

Registration. Orientation. Enrollment.

At Seeds, those words essentially mean the same thing – to get you into the FREE tutoring program and on the path to earning your high school equivalency (GED®or HiSET®).  Learn how to get started with us below. 

If you have any questions:
Email: StudentEngagement@seedsofliteracy.org
Call: 216.661.7950


5 Steps to Getting Started


STEP 1

Call us at 216.661.7950.

STEP 2

Complete our registration form BEFORE orientation.

We will send you an email providing dates, times, and an access code to join us on a video conference for new student orientation.

Weekly Orientations During COVID-19

MONDAYS

1pm OR 6pm (choose the one that works best for you)

Pick the time that works best for you and then join the video conference from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

STEP 3

Join the meeting at the time you selected. A link will be sent to you once you complete the orientation form.

During the videoconference, we will tell you and other potential students about Seeds of Literacy. We’ll cover what makes Seeds unique, as well as how we have had to adapt our program during the pandemic. Then we’ll tell you how to access our tele-tutoring and video tutoring offerings.

STEP 4

There are two simple tests you will take to help us determine what coursework to give you.

  1. During orientation, you will be asked to take a super simple reading test. You will be asked to read out loud for 60 seconds to a tutor. That’s all Seeds needs to determine your reading level.
  2. If you have not already passed the Math GED test, a staff member will email you a 35-question math test to determine your math level.

STEP 5

You will talk with us about how to start FREE tutoring.

Once you’ve completed these 5 steps, you are now a Virtual Classroom student at Seeds of Literacy! You can participate in as many tutoring sessions as you’d like, Monday through Thursday, or practice on your own by watching one of our recorded lessons

WHEN is registration / enrollment / orientation?

We have virtual registration for new students EVERY WEEK (open enrollment.)

MONDAYS

1pm OR 6pm (choose the one that works best for you)

HOW LONG does registration / enrollment / orientation take?

*During our COVID-19 closure, our VIRTUAL orientation / registration is abbreviated. Please contact us for details*

Virtual registration is only one hour long because it does NOT included the Test of Basic Adult Education (TABE).

WHAT happens at registration / orientation / enrollment?

You will:

  • learn about Seeds of Literacy
  • learn what makes our program different
  • learn how to get started with a tutor using telephone or video
  • take a brief fluency assessment (5-minutes with a tutor)

Registration is the only time that Seeds operates like a traditional classroom, with a teacher in the front, talking to everyone at the same time.

WHEN can I start classes?

Unless you have already passed the Math portion of the GED, you will also have to take a 35-question test before you can begin with tutoring. A staff member will email it to you after registration / enrollment /orientation. Once that is completed, you’ll get your first packet of work on Friday and can begin with a Tutor as soon as the following Monday!

 When you call or log into the Virtual Classroom, be sure to tell the site coordinators that you are new and it is your first day.

 

 

WHAT IF I already have a high school or GED® diploma?

You can still sign up with Seeds of Literacy if you already have a diploma. Maybe you need to work on your math skills for a job, or want to read better to help your grandkids. We can help you!