Participant # 3
Int: Are you female or male?
Int: Married or single?
Int: What is your current age?
Int: How old were you when you joined ABE?
Int: What was your age when you completed your goals?
Int: Did you leave the program before completing your goals and
then come back?
Int: Were you raising a family as you pursued your goals?
Int: Were you married or single as you worked on your goals?
Int: Were you working outside the home while you studied?
Int: Were the places you studied rural or urban?
Int: At home or in a learning center?
Int: How many tutors did you work with?
Int: What grade did you complete in school?
Int: And now you're in Community College?
Int: What grade did your father complete?
Int: your mother?
Int: Did you have a prior negative school experience?
Int: Either elementary or high school?
Int: Did you have a prior positive school experience?
Int: Were you diagnosed with learning disabilities while in
school or did you feel that you learned differently than the other
Int: Did you have any medical problems as a child? Eyesight,
hearing, sinus . . . ?
Int: Did you require medication as a child?
Int: Did you require medication while you were working on your
goals with ABE?
Int: Anything you want to mention?
Int: Do you feel that had any impact on your learning or ability
Int: Do you consider yourself more of an individual determined
to set your own course or a follower?
Int: Would you rather determine for yourself how to approach a
task or be given guidance/assignments to show you how to carry it out?
Int: Do you like to attempt something first and then seek out
guidance or have someone tell you step-by-step, I want you to do this,
then I want you to do that, then I want you to do that?
Int: Did you want your tutor to assign a set amount of work for
you to do or determine for yourself what you could handle?
Int: Anything else you want to say about the last three? You
feel that you like to set your own course rather than follow other
people's program for you?
1) What were your goals in joining the program?
Int: And to clarify, you were taking classes at CCV?
Int: What helped you reach your goals?
Int: Someone being able to come to your home and work on what
you felt you needed help with?
2) What were the things that were most important in helping you
to achieve your goals? If you listed more than one thing in number
one, then you'd want to find the most important thing that helped you.
That kept you going, kept you working on it.
Int: So doing the actual work and seeing that you could do it
and you were able to keep up?
3) Did you ever think of quitting?
Int: What kept you going if you had thought of quitting? You
never got frustrated.
4) What things hindered your efforts to reach your goals? Some
of these might be transportation, child care, things like that. Were
any of those factors for you?
Int: If you had needed to come to the Learning Center, do you
think that would have been a hindrance toward reaching your goal, as
opposed to having someone come?
Int: We should mention that you have two young children.
Int: But having kids didn't stop you from completing your goals.
5) Once you saw you could make progress, did that keep you
Int: What helped you to feel that you were making progress?
Int: In your CCV classes?
Int: So that was your major indicator that you were doing
6) Did any of the things you were studying make you want to
continue? In other words, the subject content. Were you really excited
about anything you were studying?
Int: This has to be related to ABE. Just what you studied with
ABE, which was computer and algebra. Did you get inspired by either?
And you can say no.
Int: Not even the computer?
Int: But the computer stuff you did with ABE?
Int: It helped but it didn't inspire you?
Int: It wasn't the subject matter itself?
7) What part of how the program works helped you the
mostflexible time, location, materials, other?
Int: The math book?
Int: So, the type of material?
Int: But as a subject math wasn't particularly inspiring?
Int: But you felt the blue book was helpful?
8) What influence did your self-esteem have on your being able
Int: You felt better about yourself when you could see that you
could do it?
Int: So feeling good about yourself, did that have any bearing
on your wanting to continue in the program?
Int: You can say no if you want.
9) Did you have any support to reach your goals while you were
in the program?
Int: It can be anything, it can be family, your teacher, an
Int: Did your family support your desire to reach your goals?
Int: If a person, how did he/she show support for you? You
mentioned how your mother showed support by baby-sitting . . .
Int: How did Reach Up show support for you?
How did you feel about your tutor coming to your house? Do you
feel she showed support for you?
Int: So believing in you?
Int: Do you think that was a major factor in you continuing? Or
maybe not such a big factor? Do you think it was a factor at all in
keeping you going?
Int: So you were really worried about not passing those classes
when you called us in the beginning?
Int: Now that weve discussed a few factors, what do you feel had
the greatest impact on keeping you going until you accomplished your
goal(s)? If you feel you haven't changed anything from your first
response, we could go back to question 1, what your goals were and
what helped you reach your goals. Your goal was to pass your computer
and algebra class?
Int: Initially you said that that was the most important impact
in keeping you going, was that you wanted to pass those two classes.
P3: And after considering some of these other things, like
self-esteem, support, and so on, do you feel that any of those were
more important or do you still feel the major motivator was to pass
Int: So you still feel that having the goal of passing those
classes had the greatest impact? Attaining that goal and keeping you
Int: Anything else?