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Help Change a Life: Become an Adult Literacy Tutor

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Last updated on April 14, 2014

Every day you use your literacy skills to figure out sales prices, check your email, make dinner from a recipe, handle your money, and follow instructions on a medicine bottle. But what if you didn’t have the basic reading and math skills required to navigate these daily tasks?

The staggering truth is that 66% of adults in Cleveland are functionally illiterate, and you can help them improve their lives by volunteering with Seeds of Literacy as an adult literacy tutor. Seeds of Literacy is a nonprofit organization that offers free GED preparation and basic education to adults in the Cleveland area. As the only adult education program in Cuyahoga County that registers new students every week, we always have a need for new and enthusiastic tutors.

The donation of your time, skills, and patience as a tutor can make the crucial difference to an adult learner right in our community. Tutors work one-to-one with students to improve reading, writing, and math skills, offer encouragement and support, and help students develop positive attitudes towards learning. We ask that tutors can commit to attending one class session per week for one year. Classes are two hours long, and we offer a flexible class schedule with sessions scheduled throughout the day to accommodate personal preference and availability.

Our next tutor training will be held:
Saturday, April 26th, 2014, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you’re ready to make a difference in your community by changing one life at a time, please contact Alexandria Marshall at 216.661.7950 or alexandriamarshall@seedsofliteracy.org.

Listen to a few of our graduates speak for themselves about Seeds of Literacy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe3Ieq61HeI

Our tutors have good reading and writing skills, patience, promptness, the ability to relate well to a variety of people, and a sense of humor.

All tutors are required to attend one training session, followed by a class observation. Once those are completed we ask that tutors commit to attending at least one class session per week for at least one year. Class sessions are two hours long and are scheduled throughout the day to accommodate personal preference.

Note: Volunteering as a tutor is an ONGOING opportunity. The dates listed below are for the tutor trainings, which are held at certain days and times.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Seeds Of Literacy

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Evenings  Weekly
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults (55+)  Individual
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)

Upcoming Dates:
Date Time # volunteers requested  
Apr 26, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
May 31, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Jun 28, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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Contact Person:
Alexandria Marshall, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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 3104 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44109
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 Seeds is located on the southwest corner of West 25th Street and Clark Avenue, above the US Bank branch. Parking is available in the lot on the south side of the building, which may be accessed from Clark Avenue.
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: West 25th Street/Market,
  Walk distance (in minutes): 20
  Nearest Bus Stop: 35, 81, 807, 23, 20A, 1 minute walk

Web Site: http://www.seedsofliteracy.org
Last updated on April 14, 2014

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