Well I have been attending the Cunard Learning program about half a year now it’s been tough my difficulty has always been math.
And even in January I almost dropped out because it was hard but I did come back and I will keep trying.
I tried to come here a few years back but it was so hard I gave up and never looked back I’m glad I’m back here trying again.
I know a couple of friends who have either went back to school doing an ALP program. One of them Shauna Dwyer came to this program the first time I came here and though I had dropped out and lost contact with her. I heard though that she had moved on to NSCC and actually eventually graduated and got her grade 12. She always had a hard time remembering things she learned so it was a good step For her to move on now I think she is trying to become a nurse.
My other friend Katie white lives in Enfield she started going last year To an ALP program in Elmsdale and the last I heard she was doing really good. We of course cant take all of the credit a lot of also has to do with the excellent jobs the teachers that come and teach us. They try to recognize where are problems are and then tries to help us focus on them in away we don’t become overwhelmed .In the stuff we are learning does eventually stick and we move on.
I know that when I was here the just before Christmas 2007 I was certain that I wasn’t learning the math I wasn’t able to remember it. I found out though just a couple of weeks ago when I went for my orientation at the waterfront Campus in Dartmouth that I have infect remembered more then I thought I had. I passed the orientation test and I will be moving on to level 3 next September that’s a big step for me. I know I owe a lot of it to the teachers who keep helping when I need it. I also have made so many wonderful friends here as well in my class that’s a big thing for me as well since I’ve always had trouble making friends.
I would say that time that I have spent here has been well spent. For someone to who had basically nothing and living in a group home. I have managed to crawl myself out of the gutter and now I have a chance I didn’t know I had before so I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this step.