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Beloit native’s book about making students comfortable for learning

Beloit Daily News
By Hillary Gavan

BELOIT – Ezi Adesi knows the way to connect with his adult students is to reach them where they are at. He walks their neighborhoods, visits their bus stops and grocery stores and isn’t afraid to show his softer side.

“There’s times I call it ‘taking off my tie.’ I always build in a small moment of informality when I sit down with a student,” Adesi said. “I share my expertise, but in a very humanistic way.”

Adesi, a director of adult basic education (ABE) in Madison, has published his first book, “12 Methods to Make Your ABE Students Comfortable Even Before the Learning Starts: A Handbook for ABE Administrators.

Beloit native Adesi graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 2002, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he obtained a sociology degree. He fell in love with teaching adults as every student’s story was unique. Some didn’t have high school diplomas while others would have a graduate degree but lacked basic skills such as reading, writing or computer literacy. Read more…