Learner Stories

Eric’s Story

Eric’s Story

My sister was going to the Learning Exchange to work in her GED and was always talking about how great everyone was there and how friendly it was. I reached out to them because I wanted to try to complete my GED as well.

My experience at the Learning Exchange has been one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I feel so welcome and accepted. The atmosphere at the Learning Exchange is amazing .I could be having a bad day but once I walk in those doors it always makes me feel happy and like I can do anything.

I am most proud of passing 4 out of 5 GED exams. All I have left to complete is math, which might be one of the hardest subjects for me but with help from my teacher and all the encouragement I get I know I will be able to do it. One of the things I find that has changed in my life since going to the Learning Exchange is the feeling of confidence I now have in myself.

The people at the Learning Exchange make you feel so welcome, no matter who you are they are always make you feel so uplifted, always so positive. The Learning Exchange is one of the best places I ever been. I really don’t think I could have gotten so far with my GED if it was not for everyone at the Learning Exchange and all of their encouragement.

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