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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: 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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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 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 tutor works with a GED student at Seeds of Literacy.

5 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

For adult learners who are out of the habit of actively learning new things, it can be easy to get discouraged when lessons don’t instantly click. Try these tips with the adults you work with, and watch the spark of motivation carry them through their lessons. 1. Focus on Short-Term
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