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Tutor Spotlight: Connecting with Adult Learners Through Math

“People think you need to be a teacher or retired educator to tutor here, but you don’t,” Dolores Kirn says of the common misconception about volunteers at Seeds. Tutors just need to have patience, compassion, a desire to help, and at least a high school equivalent. “I’m terrible at English,”
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Defining Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Jargon Used In Adult Education

Understanding the Adult Ed Alphabet Soup Most people have childhood memories of letter-shaped SpaghettiOs® or alphabet soup, quick, and inexpensive warm meals served by busy parents.  But as adults, the term “alphabet soup” takes on a far less nostalgic meaning. LOL. IDK. IRS. APB. GED. RTA. Technology has changed the
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Math Boot Camp a Success for Students Struggling with Higher Math

Students typically begin their high school equivalency studies with Language Arts and end with Math. “Math tends to give students the most trouble,” explains Shabreese Murphy, site coordinator for Seeds West. “We have a large number of students who only have their Math test left and they’re becoming frustrated that
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Cleveland GED grad James McKelton

A New Life through Education

“Coming to Seeds reminded me that all things are possible,” shares Seeds of Literacy GED® graduate, James McKelton. “Here I was, 54, a grandfather, and I realized that I still hadn’t finished school.” James is bright. He was a studious high school freshman who also excelled on the football field.
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Cleveland Leadership Center selects Seeds of Literacy Executive Director Bonnie Entler for its class of 2018 Leaership Cleveland program

Seeds’ Executive Director Joins Leadership Cleveland Class of 2018

Seeds of Literacy is honored to announce that our Executive Director, Bonnie Entler, has been named one of Leadership Cleveland’s Class of 2018. Leadership Cleveland is a 10-month program of the Cleveland Leadership Center, which “empowers recognized, senior-level leaders with additional knowledge, skills and relationships to advance and deepen their
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Pure Imagination & Adult Literacy

  Anything you want to, do it Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it – “Pure Imagination” by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley    Each year, Seeds of Literacy hosts Sowing Seeds of Hope, our brunch and auction marquee fundraiser. This year’s Sowing Seeds of Hope, which will
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A tutor helps an evening GED student.

5 Best Study Tips for the GED® Test

By Lena Kelly, Seeds of Literacy volunteer If you’re looking into taking the GED® test, congratulations! You’re taking your life into your own hands and are ready to work hard. Passing the GED test is a big achievement and something to be very proud of, but you won’t get there
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Seeds Shares “Common Ground” with Cleveland Foundation

Seeds of Literacy was invited by the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to join them in Common Ground, a one-day initiative by the Cleveland Foundation to bring people all over Cuyahoga County together “to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home.” Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf
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2017 GED® Graduation & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner [Photos]

Seeds of Literacy proudly celebrated its 2016-2017 GED® graduates and committed volunteers on June 28th at our annual Graduation & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. It was an honor to recognize Seeds of Literacy’s 25 GED graduates, as well as those students making amazing progress by passing sections of the GED test
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