NORTHEAST GED CENTER
1928 COTTMAN AVENUE
CALL: (215) 745-0141
VOTED PHILADELPHIA’S #1
TO PREPARE YOU TO PASS THE GED TEST
AND EARN YOUR DIPLOMA!
OUR PROGRAM IS THE "QUICK FIX"
TO YOUR FUTURE!
30 HOURS OF CLASSROOM TRAINING
$130.00 & $20.00 REGISTRATION FEE
TOTAL COST: $150.00
If you need your GED now, here's the quickest and most cost-effective way to prepare to pass the test! If you can read a newspaper and comprehend what you have read, in most cases we can prepare you to successfully pass the GED Test in 30 classroom hours. How? By teaching you the specific skills you need to answer the questions on the GED Test. As an added bonus, these are the same skills you will also need for passing college and career school entrance tests.
How does it work?
Students have a choice of attending morning, evening, or weekend classes. The classes during the week are on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 4 weeks. Each session is 2.5 hours. The weekend session is 4 weekends on Saturday and Sunday for 4 hours from noon - 4:00 p.m.
In addition to the scheduled sessions, a mandatory orientation session is conducted prior to the class start to familiarize the students with the program. Work is done during the orientation sessions.
Why do other courses take so much longer?
We have developed a stream-lined program that teaches you exactly what you need to know to pass the test. Because we are a private no-profit program, we do not have to drag it out for weeks or months like government funded programs. We know that when you come to class, you are looking to earn your GED as quickly as possible.
Why does it work where other programs fail?
One reason why other programs fail is because they take too long and people become frustrated or bored, so they drop out. Another reason is that not all GED teachers are trained to work with adult students who learn differently as adults. Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed., the director, lead teacher, and developer of the accelerated GED method, had taught thousands of students for over 21 years at Community College of Philadelphia before starting her own program in 2006. She and her staff have perfected the techniques needed for you to be successful in your training. Bonnie Kaye also dropped out of high school and obtained her GED before pursuing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, so she understands the fears of students who are returning to school and always makes them feel comfortable.
What does the program cost?
The cost of the program is $130.00, which includes a specialized GED book written for this accelerated method plus related handouts. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $20.00 for a total cost of $150.00. In addition to the specialized book, students receive learning material handouts, a practice GED Test at the end of training that will indicate how they will score on the GED Test, and a beautiful completion certificate suitable for framing for those students who meet the 95% attendance requirement.
Students with math issues also have the opportunity to come to additional Saturday math classes during the 4 weeks of their class plus an additional 4 weeks following the end of the program for no additional cost.
What do I learn?
You learn the foundation of English grammar, the formula for writing a passing essay, and math as it applies to passing the GED Test which includes geometry, algebra, graphing, and solving word problems with multiple steps. You also review practice tests for the reading, science, social studies portions of the test. You will learn the methods of answering multiple choice questions for these sections.
The learning environment
At the Northeast GED Center, classes are small and personal. We usually have 18 - 22 people in a class. Students have the opportunity to work together in small groups throughout the instruction so that they don't get bored. The environment is fun, uplifting, and nurturing. We never call on a student — we know how scary that is! Instead, we ask for volunteers to answer, and if no one volunteers, the teacher answers. There are no embarrassing moments at our Center. We make learning fun, fast, and enjoyable. Be aware this is an adult learning environment. We are very focused on every class minute so we expect everyone to be attentive and participating. Anyone who has a different agenda is asked to leave.
Do you guarantee I'll pass the test?
Absolutely NOT!! We do guarantee that we will teach you the information you need to pass the test. The rest is up to you. If you attend every session, do your homework, and study 45 - 60 minutes every day, you will assure yourself of having an excellent chance of passing the test the first time.
Can everyone be successful with your program?
In order to be successful with this program, students must have the ability to read a newspaper and comprehend what they are reading. If someone has problems with reading, we prefer to refer them to other programs where the pace is more comfortable. We don't want anyone to feel frustrated coming back to school. This program moves quickly, and you have to be at the right level to move with it. We will gladly recommend other programs to help you if this is not the right program.
Additional math classes for students are available on Saturdays from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. We know that the majority of students who have difficulty with the program have a problem with math. Therefore, we offer additional math classes on Saturday mornings to our current students for no extra charge while they are attending the program and for 4 additional consecutive Saturdays after the session is over.
What if I don’t pass the math part of the Test or need more tutoring?
If further math support is needed, after the 8 Saturday math sessions are completed, students can attend Saturday morning classes for the cost of $10.00 a morning for 2 hours. All students on Saturday mornings are required to buy the book of math materials for $5.00.
Do you have additional classes for passing the Social Studies and/or Science Test?
We have tutoring available for students or past students who need additional support for $15.00 an hour with qualified tutors who are familiar with the Test material. Appointments are scheduled at the GED Center when classes are not in session.
Registration and Payment
Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration must be done in person prior to the start of class and takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes for the paperwork. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $20.00. The program fee of $130.00 is due on the FIRST DAY OF CLASS either in cash or a money order. No checks are accepted, and no payment arrangements are available.
Also, if a student only wants to take one part of the course such as math or English, the full fee of $150.00 is required because the student is taking up a seat in the classroom.
Once a student attends the orientation session, no money will be returned in the event the student drops out because the slot has been paid for. If the student drops out and wants to return to school again at a later time, the full price of the course must be paid for again including the registration fee.
No Show Policy
If a student registers but does not show up to start the class, a $15.00 No Show Fee plus another $20.00 registration fee will be required to register again at a later time.
Are private lessons available?
Private lessons are available for people who choose to learn one-on-one rather than in the classroom, but they are more expensive. One-on-one private lessons cost $40.00 per hour. You can discuss that with the GED Center administrator.
Where do I take the test?
There are three locations in Philadelphia where you take the test and one place in Bucks County. When you start our program, we will help you with the steps of getting registered to take the test. The GED Test fee of $75.00 is not included in your tuition. That is a separate fee generated by the State.