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Seeds Celebrates Tutors for National Volunteer Week

April 18 – April 2022 “We won’t do it,” they said. “We refuse to choose just one.” But each Site Coordinator had to do just that when they selected a tutor to represent all of the wonderful volunteers at Seeds during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Make no mistake, every tutor is
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: Low Proficiency

The following Tutor Tip from Dr. Carmine Stewart appeared in the February 2022 issue of Tutor News for Seeds of Literacy volunteers When people learn about Seeds of Literacy and sign up to volunteer, they all have some expectation of what that experience will be like, particularly if they see
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[VIDEO] The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in a bin of fabric scraps on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. That fire led to the deaths of 146 workers and focused attention on the labor abuses that many Americans faced, with working-class women
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: Body Language

The following Tutor Tip from Dr. Carmine Stewart appeared in the September 2021 issue of Tutor News for Seeds of Literacy volunteers. Tutoring adults often involves detective skills.  A student may be reluctant to say they don’t understand, or to speak up if they are uncomfortable, but a perceptive tutor
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Alumni Check-In: Transformation of Paul Mlady

“If every education program was run the same way as Seeds, there’d be no dropout rate in this country. The one-to-one attention, the obvious caring, these are the things that make a huge difference.”  “Some students need more individual attention, and I was one of them, ” said 2017 GED
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: Foundational Knowledge

The following Tutor Tip from Dr. Carmine Stewart appeared in the December 2021 issue of Tutor News for Seeds of Literacy volunteers. ‌If learning came easy to you, you probably take for granted the background knowledge you have acquired along the way. Everything you have ever learned created a solid
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[VIDEOS] Black History Month 2022

Seeds Celebrates Just a Few of the Many Achievements of African Americans Check back, we’ll add new videos all month! Can’t wait? Binge our 2021 profiles here. HENRIETTA LACKS How are the cells of a woman who died in the 1950s STILL impacting modern medicine today? The legacy of Henrietta
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Tutor Profile Sharon Vejdovec

Tutor Profile: The Teacher Who Never Really Retired

Most people dream about retirement, especially those who worked 12-plus-hour-days regularly. But when you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. For those people, retirement isn’t just bittersweet, it’s downright daunting. For 42 years, Seeds tutor Sharon Vejdovec worked in elementary schools as a teacher
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