25 Years

Blog : Educators & Tutors


OP ED: Literacy Is An Everyday Miracle

Before moving to Virginia, Billy Hallal was a Site Coordinator at Seeds. You can take the boy out of Seeds but you can’t take Seeds out of the boy.  Now at ForKids — one of the largest providers of homeless services to families in Virginia — he’s still sharing our
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Seeds Partners In Cleveland’s Race to One Million Books

NOVEMBER 30, 2022 (CLEVELAND, OH) – A city that reads together grows together. That’s the purpose behind the Cleveland Reads Citywide Reading Challenge.  The goal is for the entire city to collectively read one million books and/or one million minutes in 2023. Sign up online at clevelandreads.com and to use
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tip: The Reluctant Math Tutor

This tip originally appeared in the November issue of Tutor News from Dr. Carmine Stewart, VP Programming “But I Don’t Do Math.” During every tutor training I have attended, someone says “I would love to tutor, but I don’t do math.” For most tutors, and even the staff, it’s been a
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[PRESENTATION] Making Writing Relevant for the Your HSE Students

Seeds of Literacy Site Coordinators are regularly asked to present at adult education industry conferences. Seeds East Coordinator Kara Krawiec is no exception. Presenting annually at ProLiteracy, COABE, and often OAACE, she has covered topics ranging from Retention During a Pandemic to In the Club – Building Community Through Supplemental
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Long-time tutor Jane Bohne in the classroom

Tutor Spotlight: Jane Bohne’s 22 Years at Seeds

Very few people can say they’ve been a part of the entire transformation of Seeds, from church basements to world-wide online. Jane Bohne is one of the few. She’s volunteered with us for 22 of our 25 years, amassing 2,130* hours of working with students. After college, Jane was a
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tip: Improving Fluency

This tip originally appeared in the July 2022 issue of Tutor News from Dr. Carmine Stewart, VP Programming Fluency is the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and expression. If a student is not able to read fluently they will most likely struggle with comprehension. You can tell that a
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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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