The Dartmouth Learning Network provides opportunities for adults and their families to gain the essential skills necessary to live and work in a modern economy. Our vision is one where everyone has the skills they need to achieve their learning and career goals.

We provide free classes and one-to-one tutoring to adults who recognize literacy and learning as a vehicle to improve their life circumstances and those of their children.

Our flexible classes, tutoring and online learning options allow adults to prioritize learning while balancing work, family and community.

Learn more about our free program offerings to:

Get Your GED

GED Prep

Preparing for Graduate Educational Development (GED) tests on your own can be intimidating. We can help. Our knowledgeable instructors and volunteer tutors set you up for success by:

  • breaking down study materials into easy to manage ‘chunks’
  • walking you through the materials, one step at a time
  • identifying and capitalizing on your strengths as you study
  • offering guidance and assurance as you tackle the tough parts
  • regularly assessing your skills and progress
  • helping you to register to write tests

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime/evening)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Get Ready for GED Prep/High School

If it’s been a long time since you’ve been in school or you left school before grade nine, our Get Ready for GED Prep/High School course is designed to help you to refresh your skills and build your confidence to take the next step towards your goals. In this class, you will develop your reading strategies, reading comprehension, writing and math skills. You will also walk away knowing the difference between a GED and a high school diploma so that you can make the right decision for your learning journey.

Prerequisite(s):  assessment?

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Self-Directed GED Math

Want to give it a try on your own? Moving On Up offers a range of lessons covering all aspects of preparing for the GED math test. Simply visit http://dlnmovingonup.ca and click the ‘Register’ button in the top right corner to set up an account to track your learning and progress.

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Learn to Read

Communication Foundations (1A)

Do you need to learn to read? Learn basic phonetic reading and spelling skills and basic word analysis skills, which will lay the foundation for further reading skills. You will also build your vocabulary, practice writing and develop your skills to determine the meaning of words, print and non-print materials through learning about current events and topics of interest to you and your classmates (e.g., money management, health and nutrition, different cultures, etc.).

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Communication Essentials (1B)

If you can read some but feel like it’s not enough to help your kids at school or work, this class is for you. Build upon your pre-existing phonetic reading and spelling skills, and word analysis skills to improve your reading, spelling and writing. Learn reading strategies that will help you to better understand the purpose and meaning of what you read. Build your grammar, communication and writing skills to more effectively get your point across and participate more fully at home, at work and in the community.

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

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Upgrade Your Academics

Intro to Math

In this program, you will develop a strong understanding of numbers to 20, learn about repeating patterns, begin exploring measurement (length, mass, volume and capacity) by comparing two objects directly and learn about 3-D objects.

Offered via:  one-to-one or small group tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Math Foundations (1A)

Here you will learn math skills that lay the foundation for future learning. You will learn to describe, order and understand how to use whole numbers to solve problems. This includes addition, subtraction and basic multiplication, skip counting, pattern recognition, measurement, consumer math, geometry, and managing data.

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Math Essentials (1B)

Building on your strong foundation of math skills, you will learn multiplication, division, order of operations, and expand your knowledge of patterns, measurement, geometry, consumer math and data management.

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Decimals and Place Value

Expanding on your basic knowledge of place value, you will explore how different place values relate to each other, and how our base-10 number system has many patterns embedded within.  You will work toward using the four operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) on decimals and will apply decimal calculations to various problems including area, perimeter, metric measurement (including looking at different types of units), record keeping and consumer math.

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Fun with Fractions +

Learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers as well as convert between fractions and decimals. Building on these skills, you will also learn ratio, rate, proportion, percentage and descriptive statistics.

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Get Ready for GED Prep/High School

If it’s been a long time since you’ve been in school or you left school before grade nine, our Get Ready for GED Prep/High School course is designed to help you to refresh your skills and build your confidence to take the next step towards your goals. In this class, you will develop your reading strategies, reading comprehension, writing and math skills. You will also walk away knowing the difference between a GED and a high school diploma so that you can make the right decision for your learning journey.

Prerequisite(s):  assessment?

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)
  • one-to-one tutoring (daytime/evening as available)

Intermediate Communications (L2)

In this class, you will gain strategies for learning, and build your communication and writing skills to better express yourself and communicate with others, including gathering, managing and presenting the information. To do so, you will focus on phonetic reading and spelling, writing skills, reading comprehension and group discussion on current events and topics of interest to you and your fellow adult learners in the class.

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Learn Computers & Technology

Computer Basics

Need to learn computers?  Not sure where to start?  Dartmouth Learning Network’s Computer Basics program is for you. Join us for small group, socially distanced learning.  You will build your digital skills while engaging with others to tackling real-world priorities like emailing your child’s teacher, finding and using information online, and highlighting your skills in a portfolio or resume (i.e. communicating ideas and information). And, you will walk away with confidence in your skills and abilities, better communication skills, and a plan for maintaining and growing your new-found digital skills.

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime)

Computer Applications

This class will focus on key skills that most workplaces and schools expect you to know. Computer Applications covers everything from email etiquette to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. You will walk away from this course with confidence in both your skills and your ability to take the next step in your career/life journey.

Offered via:

  • in-person classes (daytime/evening)

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Get Ready for Work/School

Dartmouth Learning Network offers a variety of short-term learning opportunities to help you to fill gaps in your learning and experience, better communicate your skills and experience, and gain credentials.

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