Click here for Tele-Tutoring & Video Lessons while classrooms are closed.

Seeds of Literacy remains closed.

We will add additional information to this page as it becomes available. Last updated 07/04/2020.

THE PHONE NUMBERS YOU NEED DURING COVID-19

I am not a current Seeds Student, but would like to be, even though the classroom is closed. How do I enroll?

Why is Seeds Closed?

Although the State of Ohio has reopened, Seeds of Literacy is not yet prepared to offer on-site learning.

Our tutoring program thrives on one-to-one learning, while social distancing doesn’t allow for tutors and students to work closely together in person.

Once the classroom is reconfigured and the threat of the virus has lessened, we will reopen our classrooms.

 

When will Seeds be open again?

Unfortunately, we don’t know.

We will post on our website and social media channels, as well as email students and tutors, with frequent updates.

Can I still get tutoring while Seeds is closed?

Yes! But tutoring will be a bit different. We are offering two kinds of tutoring.

  1. Video Tutoring — Tutors will conduct a live lesson using video conferencing (similar to Facetime) on your phone, tablet, or computer. Select a lesson and time from the list provided, and then click the link at the time the lesson is listed to start. The link won’t work if you try it at a different time. 
  2. Tele-Tutoring — Tutors will answer your questions by telephone. Visit the list of days, times, and tutors that will be available. Simply call the number at the time listed and ask your questions.

HOW TO LOG IN TO VIDEO TUTORING

 

HOW TO LOG IN TO TELEPHONE TUTORING

What if I miss a video lesson I really wanted to take?

We are recording our video lessons. Once they are complete, we will post them here.

What's the difference between Tele-Tutoring and Video Tutoring?

TELE-TUTORING

  • Short for TELEPHONE Tutoring, tele-tutoring allows students and tutors to connect using only a phone.
  • Tutors dial into a conference call line.
  • Students can then call into the same number and ask the tutor questions from the packets they’ve taken home or accessed in digital format.
  • Tele-Tutoring Schedule Found Here

VIDEO TUTORING

  • Tutors access Video Tutoring through a computer. Tutors then “share” what’s on their screen so the student can see it.
  • Students access Video Tutoring through a computer, phone, or tablet — any device with access to the internet and video capability.
  • During Video Tutoring, students can see the Tutor and the Tutor’s screen. In some cases, the Tutor can also see the student.
  • Video Tutoring involves a lesson prepared by the Tutor. The schedule of lesson topics will be updated regularly. Video Tutoring Topics & Schedule Found Here
  • Video Tutoring lessons are RECORDED. Once a lesson is complete, it will be stored on our website so it may be accessed later by anyone who needs to review. More lessons will be added soon. Watch Recorded Lessons Here.

 

Can I still do work on my own?

Yes!

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

The Center for Disease Control has very clearn instructions about preventing the spread of COVID-19. For details, visit their website here

I have seen lots of COVID-19 Charts and Graphs on TV but I'm not sure what they mean.

Tutor Ed Round gave a video lesson on Maps, Charts, and Graphs, using COVID-19 materials as examples. Give this video a watch and you’ll know how to read the maps when new data is published!

Can I still take sections of the GED test while Seeds is closed?

As of June, some testing centers are reopening in Ohio. During this time, they are only open limited days of the week. Seeds students hoping to schedule a test should contact their digital literacy coordinator — toddseabrook@seedsofliteracy.org.

I lost my job. Can Seeds help me file for unemployment?

The Unemployment Phone Lines and Website are very slow due to the large volume of unemployed Americans. If you can’t get through, do not worry. You will be back-paid to the time you lost your employment. The Ohio Department of Labor has created step by step instructions for filing for the first time and filing weekly. Use the links below.

My hours were reduced. Do you know if I can file for unemployment?

If you have received unemployment benefits in the past, you should know that the rules have temporarily changed as a result of COVID-19.

If you weren’t eligible before, YOU MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE NOW! See the previous question for information on creating an account and filing weekly for benefits. See below for an explanation of what has changed.

Can Seeds help me find a job?

We are focused on providing you with distance learning. However, as we find resources to help you, they will be added to this page.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

List on Channel 19’s Website

Greater Cleveland Partnership

  • The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s site has listings for businesses that are able to comply with the state’s stay-at-home order, and features a link for those who wish to apply for the jobs.

I need help with housing issues, food shortages, medical issues -- BECAUSE OF COVID-19

We’re happy to try and find resources for you. However, your best bet is to call United Way’s 211. United Way operators can direct you to organizations that specialize in those issues. Simply dial 211 from your telephone.