Adult Learner support Services
Learning as an adult is much different than learning as a child. Adults have very different needs, backgrounds, skills and interests! We take all of these unique situations into account when we meet with you to determine your goals. Our adult learning programs are designed to take you from where you are right now to where you want to go, and farther! If you are looking to improve your reading, writing, or math skills, we can provide tutoring and classes that will fit your needs. We work with you each step of the way, and can help you navigate further steps such as post-secondary or other learning opportunities. Whether you want a GED, improve skills for work or just to gain more confidence in yourself, we are here to help. It is important to meet with our Coordinator to determine which program would suit you best. Please call our office or stop by to arrange an assessment.
individual or small group tutoring
Adults need the opportunity to learn in their own way and in their own timeframe. If we don't have a class that fits your needs, talk to us about being matched with a tutor for free (foundational learning subjects). We are always looking for volunteer tutors to help - no experience necessary!
free confidential assessments
It's hard to know how to get where you're going if you don't know where to start. Our Coordinators can help you with a free assessment of your skills, so that you can make an informed plan for success. All assessments are private and confidential and are only to allow you and the Coordinator to create an individual learning plan where YOU choose your goals.
assistance and support
We know that asking for help can be really uncomfortable and scary. We offer a no-judgement, safe, welcoming space where you can get the help, encouragement and confidence you need to improve your skills. We'll be your biggest fans and celebrate every success with you!
technology assistance and access
Do you need access to a computer to practice your computer skills (typing), research job opportunities or create a resume? Ask about booking some time in our lab to use our computers. We'll help guide you to some great resources!
referrals to other services
"Any door is the right door." This is something we try to uphold daily. If you approach us for help but it's not something we currently do, we will help you find the right service or support, and will even make some calls to connect you to the right place. We are extremely helpful! We appreciate referrals from other agencies, too!
reducing barriers to learning
We know that many adults face barriers to learning. Barriers can be financial, but also social, transportation, child care, time, and lack of access to technology or internet. We aim to reduce as many barriers as possible to ensure the success of our learners. If any of these are preventing you from taking one of our programs, please let one of our Coordinators know and we'll see how we can help.
Want to learn?
Do you or an adult you know need help with reading, writing, or help with math? Maybe you’d like to be able to help your child with homework or fill out forms and read the newspaper. We can help!
We can do a skills assessment with you, and help place you with a learning coach to help reach your goals. We recognize that some adults may not have had the opportunity to learn effectively and in their own way. There may be a lack of confidence, and perhaps other barriers to learning . Our consultations are completely personal and confidential.
Any adult 18 years or older who meet the program requirements can access these services for free.
Adults who are struggling with literacy skills can come to us on their own or may be referred to us from other organizations. We try our best to accommodate any adult with a learning need and a desire to work on those skills. The benefits of working on these skills reach far beyond English or Math. There are happiness, confidence and health benefits that are realized for an engaged and motivated Learner.
Our goal is to help adults who struggle with literacy to become more confident and skilled and thus able to function more effectively in today’s world.
Want to tutor?
We want to talk to you! We are looking for tutors who would like to help other adults in the community with English as an Additional language, reading, writing, math, apprenticeships or computers and technology.
• Are 19 years or older
• Like working with people
• Have an open mind and believe that all people can learn
• Are interested in community development
We can support with materials, training and a great learning space. Times are flexible and work with your schedule. Please contact us for more information.
PRE-GED MATH/GRAMMAR CLASSES
My name is Alexa Young
Pre-GED Grammar and Math will provide learners with a bridge to the GED program. Programs will highlight basic math (multiplication & long division), writing and grammar exercises. Learners will also be introduced to the GED pretests with deep explanations of testing expectations. Learners will then be able to proceed to a GED program with confidence.
Call to be put on interest list for upcoming dates in Fall 2023.
skills for learning bootcamp
My name is Alexa Young
Participants will learn how to manage test taking stress and good study habits to achieve their goals. They will also learn confidence building skills that will help them to continue to be committed to their success. Participants will also practice attitude building skills to be successful in the class and work environment. Participants will learn that presentation is important in every area of their lives. Participants will have opportunity to practice and build skills by role play and break out opportunities.
Confidence building classes for adults who want to improve:
Test Anxiety & Stress
Adaptability, Attitude & Self-Awareness,
Teamwork & Presentation
GED Prep Program
General Equivalency Diploma Prep Program:
Is now the right time for you to get your GED? We will help you every step of the way! We have confidential assessments to help determine the right path, and supportive, knowledgeable staff that will guide you through the options, help with extra practice exercises and resources, and check in with you to see what else you need.
Two options with flexible learning formats allows students to learn strategies to prepare for writing the GED exam. Students focus on developing and improving their writing, reading, science, social studies, and math skills. Students also practice various GED assessment tests to help them feel more comfortable in a timed testing environment.
This class is designed to help you prepare for your GED exam, or the Alberta General Equivalency Diploma (Grade 12). Topics include Reading, Writing, Socials, Science and Math.
GED Prep Class via videoconference delivery with local support. We have room for up to 15 students in our classroom, or you can join these live classes from home, as long as you have a device that can use Zoom, and high-speed internet.
New Fall 2023 Dates!
Mon - Thursday from 1 to 4pm
Sep 11 - Nov 20, 2023
Tues, Wed, Thurs evenings from 5 to 8pm
Oct 3 - Dec 14, 2023
These classes are FREE if you qualify for the bursary available, based on income. The class + exam fees up to $200 covered in bursary. Please contact us for details. If you do not qualify for the bursary, but still would like to take this class, the cost is $475 plus the exam fee of $200(U.S.) through GED.com Other subsidy options possible, please inquire!
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Online with Tutor Support: New session starts monthly! (See Foundations for Learning Program listed below for more details).
Cost: $250 +$200(U.S.) exam
8 week course through NorQuest College, with 30 hours free tutoring provided by Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association.
NEW! Now offering the Alberta GED exam (computer based) in our private exam room. Call or email for more information, or go online to GED.com to register and book your exam!
Foundations for Learning
Pre-Upgrading (Grades 7 - 9 Level)
with FREE Tutor Support
In partnership with NorQuest College, this program will help learners gain skills in math, science, English, and English language proficiency, and provide opportunities for learners to continue on to post-secondary programs.
GEDP1521 GED Prep Foundations - Online Real-Time
MATH1522 Pre-Algebra Foundations
Each course is $250-300 through NorQuest College. 30 hours of one-on-one tutor support is included from us!
Ready for More Information?
Please fill out the form below to have our coordinator contact you for a free consultation for placement in our programs or information about how you can become a tutor and help someone reach their goals.