School is in for adults too
Each year, more and more people are going back to school as adult learners. The majority of these adult learners enrol at a polytechnic which has flexible hours and lower costs.
Several things can help with transferring from work to school.
First, you need to keep in mind that everyone is afraid of the first day of school.
Even tutors get nervous on the first day of class. If you find your classes beforehand, allow plenty of time to travel to class and eat well, that way you can remove a lot of the nervousness and be prepared for the first day of class.
All learning facilities have social services that are available.
If you have been out of the classroom for a long time, it is a good idea to find the tutoring services, particularly if you find yourself struggling essential skills such as maths and English.
In addition to these academic services, many facilities have job placement services and financial assistance.
Finding a good counsellor or adviser early in the process can save you many headaches in the long run.
Tutors often value the energy and experience that adult learners bring into the classroom.
As returning to study is becoming increasingly popular you will probably not be the only adult learner in your classes.
Often, returning students outnumber traditional students, particularly in night and weekend classes.
These other students can form a strong social and academic network that will be there when you need some support.
Returning to study is a challenge, particularly for people who have been in the workforce and have not been academic for a while.
Maintain your drive to succeed and develop a support network, and you can accomplish whatever goal you set for yourself.
ADULT STUDENTS: Preparing to go back to the classroom.