It takes guts and determination for these adults years removed from school to sit down at my table and attempt to relearn subjects such as math and science in order to obtain their GED (General Education Development), which is an alternative to a high school diploma, or to work on their reading and comprehension skills.
A lot of people take their education for granted. It must take a lot of courage for these adults who did not finish or pass high school for whatever reasons to come back later in life and tackle everything from algebra to the different forms of government. Learning or relearning skills later in life does not come easy for a lot of people.
As an instructor attempting to help these individuals learn concepts such as mitosis, I have discovered that I am learning all over again except for this time I have the tools necessary to understand and to help others understand. If as an adult you are contemplating taking a computer course or learning a new language as examples, do not be afraid to take the plunge. There are numerous resources available and qualified people out there willing to help. All it takes is the desire and a positive mindset. Having an education is important in life and it is never too late to realize that!
Thought of the day: What shape is the sky?
Quote of the day: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.- Nelson Mandela