Why did you register with Dartmouth Learning Network?
I was coming to a point in my life where I felt it was time to go back to school. But with my lack of confidence, I wasn’t sure where I could go or if there were programs out there for someone my age with learning disabilities. A close friend of mine suggested DLN; she went there and explained to me that it was a great program and that I should go. I called and met with some teachers, and the rest is history.
What do you like most about DLN?
Well, the first thing would be that the teachers are well aware and open to the fact that every person learns differently. I’m almost 100% sure there isn’t one teacher there who can't accommodate the different ways that people learn.
The second thing I like most about the program is that the environment is always positive. The positivity you feel there makes you feel like the sky is the limit.
The third would have to be that we don’t always learn in the classrooms. DLN has taken students on field trips, making learning about different things exciting.
How has your involvement with Dartmouth Learning Network benefited you, your community or your family in terms of increasing quality of life or satisfaction?
My involvement with DLN has benefited me in ways that no other school or program has ever done for me. My confidence went up. I am also no longer afraid to be a leader and I am now awaiting my acceptance letter for the level 3 Adult Learning Program at NSCC. That’s something I didn’t think would happen for a very long time. I now have a different perspective on life and I can express that to my family and friends in positive ways; I wouldn’t have that without my full participation at DLN. It even gave me a new perspective on doing volunteer work, something I didn’t care for before.
Is there anything about your program that you would like to see changed?
The only change I would like to see for DLN is expanding in other locations. I think that would be so beneficial and great!