Blog : adult literacy


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 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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High School Equivalency Credentials: A Closer Look at the HiSET®

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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What is Prewriting and How Is It Done?

~ The First Stage of the Writing Process ~ Too often we assume that writing happens instantaneously and without much thought; however, the important thing to remember is that writing takes time. (And usually a lot of planning.) Prewriting is the first, and some say the most important, stage of
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Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor at Seeds

Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor Adult Learners at Seeds

Tuesday nights are stacked, tutor-wise, at Seeds East. That’s because Seeds East has been the beneficiary of four weekly tutors from Case Western Reserve University (Case). Working in a service program through the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership (CCED), these Case students are just the most recent to volunteer
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Looking Back: Seeds’ Founder Sister Kathleen

~Seeds of Literacy’s Strong Roots Date Back 20 Years to Sister Kathleen~ When Sister Kathleen Kilbane, CSJ founded Seeds of Literacy in 1997, she planted the hope and purpose that would grow into Seeds’ mission today: to provide personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities. Sr. Kathleen
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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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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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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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