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Seeds Celebrates Tutors for National Volunteer Week

April 18 – April 2022 “We won’t do it,” they said. “We refuse to choose just one.” But each Site Coordinator had to do just that when they selected a tutor to represent all of the wonderful volunteers at Seeds during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Make no mistake, every tutor is
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Tutor Profile Sharon Vejdovec

Tutor Profile: The Teacher Who Never Really Retired

Most people dream about retirement, especially those who worked 12-plus-hour-days regularly. But when you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. For those people, retirement isn’t just bittersweet, it’s downright daunting. For 42 years, Seeds tutor Sharon Vejdovec worked in elementary schools as a teacher
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Tutor Spotlight Rob Pyle

Tutor Profile: Michigan’s Math Free Agent

Michigan resident Rob Pyle works as an engineering supervisor at Ford, but in his spare time, he promotes a unique tutoring program in Ohio. He is a member of several GED support groups on Facebook and Reddit, walking students through tricky math problems and often interacting with adults who would
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Finding the FUN: Why Ed Tutors

~ From the Law to Leadership: Finding the fun in learning ~ [Originally published November 4, 2018] Ed Round is a tall man with a deep voice. He has an authoritative presence and is fiercely passionate about what he does. These traits served him well in his legal career of
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Volunteer Appreciation Week

Each year, we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week by highlighting just a few of our INCREDIBLE volunteers! (And, each year, staff members gripe about having to pick JUST ONE (each) to highlight). Here are their submissions: Many of our students are intimidated by math when they first join Seeds and
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Tutoring Provides Redemption for Cleveland Man

At Seeds, we often ask our tutors to imagine their way into the lives of our students. Michael Gingerich doesn’t have to. Gingerich started tutoring at Seeds’ West Side location in early 2016. He’d grown up in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, so it was something of a homecoming for him. More
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Tutor Profile: Speaking the Universal Language of Math

Dr. Chantal Dothey has been volunteering as a math tutor with Seeds of Literacy for six years. When she was a physician at MetroHealth, she popped down the street to the West 25th Street location for evening classes. As luck would have it, Seeds East opened just as she retired
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