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By Lisa Moore
JCTC Trimble Co. Adult Education Program Specialist II
Have you ever thought of getting your GED and then let something hold you back? Well, you are not alone. Many people have had this goal and then some obstacle gets in the way. These barriers may include transportation, costs, motivation, test anxiety, or learning issues. The instructors at JCTC Trimble County Adult Education want to help you reach your goals.
The barriers of test anxiety and learning issues may be easily remedied. Many folks are not aware that there are methods to help students with the learning process and testing issues. When a student comes to JCTC Trimble Adult Education, he or she is evaluated to determine a learning style. The goal of the instructor is to find out how a student best learns. After completing a short Learning Style Inventory, a student will discover if they learn best by seeing the material (visual), by hearing the material (auditory), or by doing hands on work (tactual). Most learners are a combination of all three, but they may be dominant in one area. Once a learning style is established, instructors can provide focused teaching techniques or adaptations to help the learner reach goals.
The instructors at JCTC Trimble County Adult Education are trained to help a student utilize his or her learning style information. For example, a student who has been identified as an auditory learner may do better on homework or test if he/she is able to read it aloud. Normally this would disturb other students around him/her. He or she could use a device called a “whisper phone.” It is basically a section of PVC pipe and when you whisper into it only the reader can hear what they are saying. Yes, you too can buy your own at Lowe’s and you will be amazed. There are numerous other test taking devices that can help a tester. You can find out more and if you qualify for this kind of help at your JCTC Trimble Adult Education Center. Come to the Center to find out more.
JCTC Trimble County Adult Education Center located at 1029 Hwy. 421 N., in Bedford behind Trimble Co. High School, is committed to helping students reach their goals; including GED, college preparation, brush up on academic skills, National Career Readiness Certificate, English as a second language, Paraeducator testing, and more. For a limited time, students may earn incentives while reaching certain milestones. The Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., with evening hours available by appointment only. Also, the Center is open for the summer beginning on July 11, 2011. Call for more information at 502-255-9191.