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Be the Positive Change in Cleveland as an Adult Literacy Tutor, Seeds of Literacy, Cleveland, Ohio

Organization: Seeds of Literacy
Contact Name: Sharon Farrer
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 3104 W 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio  44109  
United States
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Service Area(s): Tutoring, Social Services, Education, Directly Serving People, Adult Ministry, Adult Basic Education / GED
Hourly Commitment:
2.0 per: Week
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One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


Got a soft spot for sentence composition? Love long division or adore algebra? How about sharing your every day reading, writing, and math skills with a dedicated adult learner in your community? Seeds of Literacy, an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides free GED prep and basic education to adults in the Cleveland area, has an urgent need for people just like you to volunteer as adult literacy tutors. The shocking truth is that an estimated 66% of adults in Cleveland are functionally illiterate, and may struggle with everyday necessities like reading a bus schedule and understanding medication labels. This is where you can make a very real difference! * 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. Never fear: tutor whatever subjects and skill levels you?re comfortable with. * We ask that tutors can commit to attending one class session per week for one year (it?s okay to miss weeks for travel, etc.). * Classes are two hours long, and we offer a flexible class schedule with sessions scheduled throughout the day to accommodate personal preference and availability. * Learn more at our website: https://www.seedsofliteracy.org/get-involved/volunteer/tutor We have two locations to serve our community: Seeds West 3104 W. 25th Street, 3rd Floor (corner of W. 25th & Clark Avenue) Cleveland, OH 44109 Seeds East 13815 Kinsman Road (corner of Kinsman & E. 139th) Cleveland, OH 44120 One training is all it takes to get started! Our next tutor training will be: Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Seeds West) Friday, October 5, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Seeds East) Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Seeds West) https://www.seedsofliteracy.org/tutor-training-registration/ Where you attend training doesn't affect where you tutor; you can volunteer at whichever location you prefer. If you're ready to make a difference by changing one life at a time, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Farrer at 216.661.7950 or sharonfarrer@seedsofliteracy.org . Does tutoring really make a difference? Hear our students speak for themselves about how much they appreciate Seeds of Literacy?s tutors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-0r6-J5Hpg
Initially Posted: 04/28/2015
Last Updated: 08/07/2018