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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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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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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: Body Language

The following Tutor Tip from Dr. Carmine Stewart appeared in the September 2021 issue of Tutor News for Seeds of Literacy volunteers. Tutoring adults often involves detective skills.  A student may be reluctant to say they don’t understand, or to speak up if they are uncomfortable, but a perceptive tutor
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: Foundational Knowledge

The following Tutor Tip from Dr. Carmine Stewart appeared in the December 2021 issue of Tutor News for Seeds of Literacy volunteers. ‌If learning came easy to you, you probably take for granted the background knowledge you have acquired along the way. Everything you have ever learned created a solid
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: Vocabulary…for Math

The following Tutor Tip from Dr. Carmine Stewart appeared in the January 2022 issue of Tutor News for Seeds of Literacy volunteers. When most people hear the word “vocabulary” they think about language arts (reading and writing), science, or social studies. But mathematics has a vocabulary all its own. It
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