Blog : Adult-Learning


Seeds Tutor Reflects On 13 Years Of Making Learning Personal

By Mark Yanochko 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 lessons. When
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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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A GED student works in class.

Getting it Write: 5 Tips to Help Students with Composition

With the GED® exam featuring both an extended response (i.e. an argumentative essay) and a short response, writing is an essential skill for GED students to have. However, many adult students struggle with how to approach writing and the process of breaking down the steps. So how can you help
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A student works in the evening class at Seeds of Literacy.

Learning Disabilities: Silent Barriers to Success

By Holly Roe, Executive Director of the LD Edge Network You may know the stereotypes that stigmatize adults in poverty: He’s just lazy. She’s always giving up – how can she succeed if she keeps doing that? He’s just not motivated. They should’ve stayed in high school and finished. His
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Celebrating the First Step

At Seeds of Literacy, we aim to be accessible for adults who are often busy being, well, adults. That means having an open door when adults are ready to begin focusing on GED® prep or literacy skills. Between Seeds of Literacy’s two locations on the east and west sides of
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A GED student works with a tutor at Seeds of Literacy.

4 Reasons Tutors Should Use Mindful Pauses

One of the best things a tutor can do for a student is allow them a quiet moment to mull over lessons and figure out problems. It’s not always easy to do: as social creatures, silences can feel uncomfortable and we itch to say something to fill them in. However,
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A GED student works on a packet

Learning Disabilities & Adult Education

Undiagnosed or unmanaged learning disabilities can be a detriment to adults returning to school. Especially for older adults, for whom learning disabilities were not as openly talked about or readily diagnosed while they were school-aged, learning disabilities can be a silent challenge they’ve dealt with all their lives. These adults
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A student works in the evening class at Seeds of Literacy.

3 Key Differences Between Adult and Youth Learners

It’s no surprise that working with an adult learner is different than working with a youth learner. Being at different stages of life means that they have different experiences to draw from and different expectations for their learning. As an adult literacy organization, we train our volunteers on the differences
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