This is an amazing story about a 92 year old named Loretta Patton who recently passed the GED test.
I’m too old to pass the GED
I have had visitors to this website comment or email with those sentiments. They were too old to pass the GED. They had forgotten too much since high school.
Those are all valid beliefs, if you believe them.
But Loretta Patton of North Carolina decided that she wanted to pass the GED. Yes, she’s retired. But she’s also a business woman with some income tax clients.
She took the GED test 3 times before she passed the test
It wasn’t easy. She didn’t just walk into a GED testing center and take the test.
She prepared, studied, took the test and failed the math portion of the GED.
Again, she prepared, studied, took the test and failed the math portion. That was the problem, math. Specifically, algebra was the problem.
GED Math almost beat Loretta Patton, but it didn’t
Like many people, Loretta had trouble with GED math. But there was no stopping this 92 year old. Again I’m quoting from the Shelby Star article:
“I said, ‘I’m just not going to make math, so I’m going to stop,’” Patton said.
But she didn’t stop. With encouragement from her teachers and fellow students old enough to be her great-grandchildren, Patton kept working. She drove herself to school almost every day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to study the algebra lessons she never completed during her teen years.
This woman studied algebra for 5 hours a day, every work day to conquer GED math. So don’t tell me that “you” can’t do GED math.
Get Inspired, learn more about the 92 year old GED success story
If you’d like to learn more about Loretta Patton, if you need a little inspiration on passing the GED test, visit the Shelby Star article about her. Loretta Patton is a GED success story.