She PASSED!!!!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    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!!! :D :D :D

    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. :D
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Congratulations! What a sense of accomplishment for her :D
  3. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Yeah Nicole. I am proud of her too.
  4. Congrats for Nicole.
    Way to stick with it!!!!
  5. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Excellent! Achievement has a snowball effect. She will want that feeling again and again. Way To Go and congratulations.
  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Way To Go!! Who cares what the grade is- she made it and now only has one more step!! KUDDOS!!
  7. Jena

    Jena New Member

    I'm so happy for her and you! What a sense of accomplishment!! yea!!! :)
  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    How wonderful. It warms the heart to know that she is accomplishing what she set out to do.

    hugs to everyone.

  9. Star*

    Star* call 911




    So now I can pass out when Dude graduates, and you'll, save me! :tongue:
  10. katya02

    katya02 Solace

    Way to go Nichole! What an accomplishment! Big congratulations! :D
  11. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

  12. Ilovemyson

    Ilovemyson Guest

  13. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Very good!
    Best of luck on the practicum.
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Way to go, Nichole!
  15. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green


    You'll do fine on your last test....we have every confidence in you!!!
  16. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    :D Way to go Nicholle - that is such an awesome accomplishment!
  17. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

  18. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I just showed Nichole the post. She says Thank you to all of her board aunties.

    And she asks you to hold good thoughts, and say a prayer for her tomorrow. She's scared to death.
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Lisa, you and Nichole should be so proud! We are!