Gerardine came to Fayetteville in October of 2015 to reunite with her husband, who is attending the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. A few days after her arrival she took a placement test at Ozark Literacy Council and scored “low beginning” on the test. Shortly after her arrival she started attending Barbara Parker’s evening class.
Since Gerardine arrived in October 2015, in addition to studying at OLC, Gerardine has applied for and taken a substituting position at a local preschool, is studying for the TOEFL exam, and is preparing to take her driver’s license exam.
A few weeks ago, when it was for time for Gerardine to take a test at OLC again, she was a little nervous and asked Barbara what she should study. Barbara told her that she had the knowledge to do very well on the test and she just needed to relax before and during the test in order to do well. She achieved an “advanced” level on the test!