Three Reasons to Study Online
How Many Hours a Week Should I Study?
Flexibility: You can login anywhere, anytime. Online studying can fit into your schedule and lifestyle. Studying at a local adult education school can be challenging because classes are offered on specific days during specific times. Getting to class can be also problematic without reliable transportation or needing to arrange childcare.
Control: You can learn at your own pace. Online learning can happen at your speed not the speed of the classroom. Most classrooms have a set curriculum and are taught in a limited amount of time. What this means is that you will likely feel bored when a teacher is going over materials you already know and frustrated when you need extra time learning something that is difficult for you. Your classroom is not going to slow down or speed up for you. Many students find success when they are given the appropriate amount of time to understand what they are learning.
Success: A good online learning program will personalize the learning based on your performance on built-in assessments. Essential Education courses create a customized learning plan that accelerates your learning. Learning is faster and more engaging than YouTube lecture videos or books.
Where Can I Get Help?
How much time you study really depends on your schedule. If you are willing to study at least an hour a day, you could be ready to pass the test in 4-6 weeks, depending on your academic background and how long it has been since you were in school.
Where Can I Get Help if I’m Having Trouble with Math?
Local libraries. Libraries are often overlooked in test preparation. A library card is free! With it you have access to books, references materials, computers with internet and much more. Some libraries may offer test prep classes, and you may even be able to find a local tutor. Ask a librarian at the circulation or reference desk.
Overdrive Media app. Do you have a library card and a computer or mobile device? You can use the Overdrive app to remotely check out free e-books and audiobooks through the library system, especially if your schedule makes it difficult to get to the library when it is open. You can have up to 6 items checked out at any given time and there are no hidden fees to use the app.
Personal tutors.Tutors offer one-on-one, face-to-face instruction for high school equivalency test prep. There are multiple ways to find a tutor: at your local adult learning center, from a local library or college campus, and websites where tutors post about their services. Try Wyzant to find a tutor in your area.
Online resources.There are many free online resources to help you improve your reading, provide you with information about specific topics on the test and as well as printable practice worksheets or games. Free resources will need to be vetted to meet the needs of the high school equivalency tests.
Can Everyone Be an “A” Student with Essential Education?
You are not alone; many students struggle with math! That’s why we created a robust math curriculum, covering all you need to know to pass the GED Math test. With GED, HiSET and TASC Academies, we help you learn math by making it relevant and relatable to everyday life. Your lessons introduce key concepts by examining real world problems and relate it to things you may already know. By helping you to realize why it is important to learn math and showing you how easy it can be, we take the fear and confusion away. We also keep these lessons short, so you won’t feel overwhelmed.
Does Your Online Study Work for Homeschool Students?
Learning is a function of time and good teaching. Given enough time and a great teacher, everyone can learn. This has been proved in hundreds of studies over the last 30 years. The thing is, most classrooms are designed to move a block of students through a set curriculum no matter if the students are getting it or not. This is why people fall behind, and why they get further and further behind every year.
One of the most amazing things about computer based instruction is that it can make learning truly personal. It can do this because it teaches one student at a time. As you study, Essential Education courses get to know you what you know and what you need to know. And then it takes this personalized information and plots the perfect learning path just for you.
Absolutely. Thousands of homeschool students use The College of Essential Education courses as to supplement their high school instruction and to prepare for the GED, HiSET or TASC high school equivalency tests. Additionally, they use the Computer Essentials, Work Essentials and Money Essentials courses to prepare for the workplace.