beyond content

Hey, hey! If there is one thing I have learned about helping students with the GED, the best way I can help is moving beyond math skills. So many of my students have benefitted from GED coaching, where we talk about self-confidence and the fear of taking the test of what holds someone back from moving forward.

If you would like to schedule a free one-on-one coaching session with me, give me a call or email.

In the meantime, when you have 20 minutes, watch the following TED Talk about using the power of breathing to reduce your anxiety.

xo,

Andrea

508.768.5808 or andrea.bacle@gmail.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lb5L-VEm34

How do I get my GED?

Hi, friends! Have you registered for your account at GED.com yet? It’s quick and easy and necessary. When you are ready to take an official practice test or an official section of the test, you have to sign up for it through the website.

How do I get my GED?

Call or email if you have questions. Best of luck–you’ve got this!

Andrea

508.768.5808 or andrea.bacle@gmail.com

sleep research

Hey, friends. I have been doing a lot of research about the connection between sleep and learning. (Check out Dr. Walker’s book if you want to dig in for yourself.) We probably all know that we should sleep more for a variety of health benefits. I have recently learned about the significant research that explains the connection to learning new material and sleep.

Bottom line: In order to retain new material, your brain needs adequate sleep after learning to sift through the information and commit it to memory.

I know many of us are chronically sleep-deprived. HOWEVER, while you are in test preparation mode, please make sleep a priority. Make a plan to come to class well rested and a plan to have a good night’s sleep after learning new material. You will thank yourself on test day!

secrets to GED success

  1. Get an accountability partner or small group
    •  check in with your partner once a week at the same time
    •  check in whenever one of you misses class
      • Ask: What did I miss? What is the homework? What should I study before next class?
  2. Come to class. If or when you miss class, contact me to let me know what’s going on and what you should work on to make up for the missed time.
  3. Practice the skills you learned in class outside of class.
    •  look for examples of real-world math
    •  watch Khan Academy videos covering the subject we discussed in class
  4. Use the GED book to take practice tests and practice test problems. At a minimum, work out two GED practice test problems EVERY DAY.