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Tutor Profile: Speaking the Universal Language of Math

Dr. Chantal Dothey has been volunteering as a math tutor with Seeds of Literacy for six years. When she was a physician at MetroHealth, she popped down the street to the West 25th Street location for evening classes. As luck would have it, Seeds East opened just as she retired
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Spotlight on Tutors: National Volunteer Week

April 15 -21, 2018  “I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.” ~ Tracy Chapman Seeds has a small staff and we simply would not be successful without our band of 200+ volunteers! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on just a few of the
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High School Equivalency Credentials: A Closer Look at the TASC®

If you didn’t finish high school, you can still demonstrate that you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate through a test. This test is called a high school equivalency (HSE) credential. For many years, Ohio only offered the GED® exam, but in 2017, the Ohio
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Seeds Tutor Reflects On 13 Years Of Making Learning Personal

By Mark Yanochko, Guest Blogger Tutoring students at Seeds of Literacy has enriched my life, far beyond the satisfaction I receive from the work I do on Thursday mornings. Although helping students learn is the main reason I tutor, my experiences have included personal interactions that extend far beyond the
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5 Tips for Writing a First Draft

~ Drafting: The Second Step in the Writing Process ~ You’ve had the idea. You’ve gathered your thoughts. You’ve done some great prewriting. What’s the next step in the writing process? Once you have done some prewriting and compiled all your thoughts, the task is simply to write. That might
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Overnight In A Bookstore Proves Dreamy [PHOTO ESSAY]

~BYOP@Appletree Photo Essay Below~ On Saturday, March 10, Seeds of Literacy partnered with Appletree Books in order to make every bibliophile’s dream come true: spending the night in a bookstore surrounded by thousands of books. Appletree Books’ cozy environment and beautiful book displays made it the perfect place for 14
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Seeds Launches A Book Club for Students & Tutors

Coffee shops filled with coworkers. A church basement with neighbors. Stay-at-home moms gathered in a living room. Book Clubs form for reasons as varied as their meeting locations. The commonality? A love of the written word and a good story. But what if someone struggles with literacy? Would they even
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Putting Pi (π) Into Perspective, With Pie

By Chris Richards, Guest Blogger:  (Fun video included, keep reading) Few puns are as delicious as Pi Day. At Seeds of Literacy, March 14 (perhaps better written as 3/14) is a special day, and not just because it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday. Seeds of Literacy’s students are all adults.  Many have
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What Are Technology Enhanced Questions and What Do They Look Like?

All three high school equivalency (HSE) tests cover Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies. But for the GED®, and the computerized versions of the TASC® and HiSET®, there’s another subject that is hidden in plain sight: digital literacy. This hidden subject appears in the form of Technology Enhanced Questions
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