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Spotlight on Tutors: National Volunteer Week

April 15 -21, 2018  “I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.” ~ Tracy Chapman Seeds has a small staff and we simply would not be successful without our band of 200+ volunteers! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on just a few of the
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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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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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Tutor Spotlight

Tutor Spotlight: Connecting with Adult Learners Through Math

“People think you need to be a teacher or retired educator to tutor here, but you don’t,” Dolores Kirn says of the common misconception about volunteers at Seeds. Tutors just need to have patience, compassion, a desire to help, and at least a high school equivalent. “I’m terrible at English,”
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“Retirement is Overrated!”

By George Miller, Seeds of Literacy volunteer In 2008 I sold my company and retired. I found myself thinking, “Now what?!?” I needed a reason to get up in the morning; otherwise, I’d just be lying around waiting to die! Bill Litzler, a good friend who tutored at Seeds of
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A tutor helps an evening GED student.

“They Don’t Have Tutors Like You Do Here.”

A former student who had earned her GED® credential came into my classroom last week and asked me if she could come back. There were, she told me, a couple of tutors that she wanted to talk to. When I started asking her which tutors she wanted to work with,
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