Blog : Educators & Tutors

Discover 7 Advantages of Becoming a GED Tutor at Seeds

Recently, Seeds of Literacy had to do something it should never have to do – turn students away. We promise a one-to-one learning experience, but sometimes we have as many as 30 students for only 5 tutors during any given class. (This is especially true for our Virtual Classroom.) Take
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Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb poses with a Seeds of Literacy student

Visit from Cleveland Mayor inspires adult learners

In July, members of the Seeds Leadership Team hosted Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and his Chief Education Officer Holly Trifiro at Seeds West. The Mayor graciously greeted all of the staff, pausing to learn names and roles. He heard about the mission and history of Seeds from Bonnie Entler, and
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: How to avoid unclear exercises

**This tip originally appeared in the August 2023 issue of Tutor News from Dr. Carmine Stewart, VP Programming** MASTERY VS. COMPLETION Many students have been conditioned to focus on completing exercises because completion is one measure of success that many schools use. Think back to your school days…completing bell work, completing
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Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a Rewarding Opportunity

In today’s busy world, finding the time and inclination to volunteer is often difficult. And we’ve all done it. Talked ourselves out of wonderful volunteer opportunities. Sometimes we think we don’t have what it takes. Sometimes we think we don’t have time. Sometimes we just don’t understand the opportunity that
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Why Do People Leave High School Without Graduating?

Drop out. It’s an act. Not an adjective to describe someone.  When used as an adjective, the term takes on a derogatory connotation. The reality of why someone leaves school is far more nuanced. FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DROPPING OUT Personal or family issues:  Mental health issues: Undiagnosed or untreated
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The Literary Legacy of Star Wars

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… It’s one of the most famous movie openings of all time.  For many fans it may seem like just another part of a cinematic spectacle.  However, this opening is really just another way of saying “Once Upon a Time…” like
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BW Yellow Jackets Donate to Seeds

Three students from Baldwin Wallace  (left to right: Hayat Lachheb, Lindsey Alfonsi, and Hailey Banville) participated in the BW Jacket Philanthropy Program.  As part of the program they volunteered for Seeds for one semester.  During that semester they provided revisions to a Health Literacy Assessment that is designed to help
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Bonnie Entler Named Social Impact Woman to Watch

For years, Nonprofit HR has proudly recognized women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprises, and the communities they serve. This year they called on their expanded community to help identify and recognize outstanding women who accomplish the seemingly impossible against all odds.
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Tutor Spotlight: Author & Tutor Tricia Springstubb

As a writer of children’s and young adult literature, Tricia Springstubb carries a pen and notebook with her always, ready if inspiration strikes. It’s served her well – she’s published nearly 20 books, and her most recent sold more than 100,000 copies! As an author, she’s a frequent speaker at
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