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Just One Barrier, Math!

What motivated you to get your GED? The gears in my life have been rusting these past few years, they haven’t moved in a long time & I feel that it is necessary to acquire a GED in order for me to get those gears cleaned, oiled up and ready to go. It is my only setback towards success, that final stepping stone that I need to finally get moving. The GED Academy really helps me to relearn the math. I learn well from Leonard and the other characters.

How have your friends and family motivated, helped, or inspired you? My family, specifically, have given me that extra push I needed towards GED test taking. I was intimidated at first, but I’ve been able to conquer many obstacles with their inspirational pep talks, I owe them my very being for being so supportive of me, pushing me towards a brighter educational future.

What problems have you faced? So far none but one, I feel confident on all aspects of the GED Test except for one solitary barrier, Math. I haven’t been in school since the 8th grade & I am currently 20 years old, after I had gone through most of the practice tests successfully, I have been flustered over the fact that I do not know/recall anything about math. All I need is that extra push from an outside force, I feel ever so dense & frankly, I just want to get it over with.

What do you hope to achieve with your GED? I hope to gain an extra set of stairs, leading towards a door, behind that door lies my future, my passions & ambitions, I have put everything that I have into the GED faith & trust. Wholly given to the fact that  passing the GED will help me reach that door, I truly believe that, I must succeed, I must destroy the barrier ahead of me to reach my goals & to accomplish them with a smile.


Shaheen from Texas, GED Student


Family | Math Anxiety | Returning Student