I'm so PROUD of Nichole. She's worked her lil arse off in the EMT program. A huge struggle for her because of the dyslexia and the totally different way you have to study and use what you've learned. Test after test she'd just barely pass and kept thinking she was stupid. I watched the familiar frustration set it and started worrying. Then she got her tutor and started learning how to study/what to study/and how to figure out the application type questions. Nichole has been pouring into the books both with and without her tutor. She has been working her butt off and trying so darn hard my heart would break each and every test she'd fail by one point. Not fail in the normal sense, she'd get a 75 and you have to have a 76 to pass in the program. And I knew she knew the material because I'd also take her over it. She studied her arse off for the final. Because if they don't pass the final, regardless of grade, they fail the course. The final is their certification test. After the test she thought she'd done well. Only to be crest fallen to discover she'd failed it terribly. (so did more than half the class) Thank God there is an automatic retake. Nichole studied even harder. And she passed!!! Not only did she pass.......She got a 92 percent!!! Only problem is, with the retake the highest score allowed recorded is a 77 percent. (some sort of penalty for having to take it twice) I told her I didn't care. I am PROUD of her. And she should be too. It shows she is learning how to study, retaining the material, and is learning how to take the tests. Now she only has her practicum test on sat. She's a nervous wreck. It has to be perfect. So it's back to the books. But she's thrilled. My baby's gonna be an EMT.