I Wish I Had Finished High SchoolTestimony from COABE 2017 Runner-up Administrator of the Year
"Susan Bernard’s 'I’m Not Afraid…Anymore' books are based on her own experience in the classroom working with adult students. Listening to her talk about how she developed the materials to meet the needs of her own students, I knew right away that these would be great for our students as well. Sure enough, we have found them to be very helpful and a great tool for students of all levels! Plus, the price is right. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed." - Kathryn B. Thompson, CFRE, Executive Director of Tarrant Literacy Coalition, Fort Worth, TX
"I felt lost with the math on the new GED® practice test, but now with your GED® book, I'm having fun teaching algebra again. Thanks, Susan." - Janie Davis, GED Tutor for the Pioneer Library System, Shawnee, Oklahoma
"Thanks to Susan Bernard's math books, I was able to complete the GED® program. Math was my worst subject, and now it is a strength. In one year, I have completed four fast track math classes including college algebra and calculus. I owe it all to the skills I learned from these wonderfully helpful books. I highly recommend them to everyone." - Jessica Nelson, GED® Graduate and Business Major at Oklahoma City Community College
"Como maestra de GED®, haber usado este libro fue de mucha ayuda para mis estudiantes y con buenos resultados. Por esta razón recomiendo este libro para preparación del GED®." - Martha Pierce, ELL GED® Teacher, Oklahoma City Community CollegeTranslation: As a teacher of GED®, having used this book has resulted in providing much help for my students. For this reason I recommend this book for preparing for GED®.
"We started the class yesterday with your Pre-HSE math and the hands-on-activities, and it was fun. This is just what our program needed! It is a great product." - Pat Johnson, Center of Hope, Weatherford, Texas
"Este libro es fantástico. Los estudiantes tienen acceso a los temas mas relevantes que han de encontrar en el examen de validación de la secundaria. Los temas son cubiertos en una manera alegre y divertida, haciendo de esta una experiencia agradable. Lo recomendaría a todos los estudiantes que esten pensando en tomar el examen de validación de la secundaria." - Jaime Zuluaga, ELL Pre-HSE Teacher, Oklahoma City Community CollegeTranslation: "This book is fantastic. Students have access to the most relevant topics they face in a high school equivalency test. The subject is covered in a very friendly and amusing way, making it fun to learn from. I will recomend it to every student that is preparing for an HSE test."
"I purchased the HSE math book at the HiSET® Conference in New Orleans, and it was the best $20 I ever spent! Three of my students had failed the math test twice before, but after studying your book, all three of them passed on their next try!" - Mary Dugas, Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana
"I met you at the HiSET® Conference in New Orleans, and I've been using your HSE math book. It is the best that I've found yet. One of my students also said that it was the most helpful book and that he really liked it. I'm looking forward to using them more after I receive my order." - Sister Marsha Tierney, St. Vincent de Paul Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
"My full-time job is in the medical field, but I wanted to "give back" to my community by teaching an evening HSE class. As a part-time teacher, Susan's books have kept me going. The lessons are easy to understand and easy to teach. My students love them and have often bought their own copies of the books to study at home. It's very rewarding to see so many of my students pass an HSE test." - Lawrence Beasley, HSE Math and Science Teacher at Oklahoma City Community College
"Como maestra de matemáticas del programa HSE en español, este libro de matemáticas “No le Temeré Nunca Más a las Matemáticas!" Ha sido una herramienta fundamental, ya que es un libro que explica de una manera sencilla y práctica. Su presentación grafica permite un mejor aprendizaje a mis estudiantes y así les ayuda a pasar sus exámenes de matemáticas del HiSET®." - Angeles Borja, ELL HSE Coordinator and Teacher, Oklahoma City Community CollegeTranslation: As a math teacher for the HSE program in Spanish, the math book "I’m Not Afraid of Math Anymore!" has been a fundamental tool since it is a book that explains math in a simple and practical way. Its graphical presentation facilitates my students in their learning and thus assists them in passing their HiSET® mathematical exams.
"I could not have passed my HiSET® test without Susan's math books. They helped me understand everything I was having problems with and made it easy to comprehend how to work all the math problems. I needed a score of 8 to pass, but I scored a 14 out of 20!" - Gary Akins, HiSET® Graduate
HSE Writing for GED®-HiSET®-TASC®:
"In order to improve writing skills to obtain a high school equivalency credential, 'I'm Not Afraid of Writing Anymore!' provides skills a student will need to master. Lessons are presented in a user-friendly way using color and graphics. The practice exercises offer repetition after each lesson, so the student can assess progress in the skills. Part Two provides instruction and easy-to-understand examples for evaluating evidence and writing an argumentative essay. This book has proven to be a valuable tool for students in my classes." - Pam Watts, Coordinator and Teacher, Oklahoma City Community College
From an ESL Teacher:
"Our ESL classes are using this writing series and the students have found the Verb Time worksheets and charts extremely helpful in understanding the language. The students use them to write and to practice their knowledge in conversational English. This has been a wonderful addition to our program." - Sheryl Ponce, Director and ESL Teacher, Elk City Regional Adult Learning Center
You Can Do It!
"When I found out that my original high school hadn’t been properly accredited (thus making my 15-year-old high school diploma invalid) my first thought was, “Sure I can take the GED® test, but how will I pass algebra? I don’t remember any of it!”
I was extremely fortunate to meet Susan Bernard and her amazing series of ‘I’m Not Afraid of Math Anymore!’ books. I really was terrified of math! I’m not sure I would have had the confidence or the competence to have taken the GED® test and passed the math section without her well-written and informative books.
Two years later in the midst of my academic career I reached out yet again to Ms. Bernard for help in brushing up on those same skills and gaining new ones in order to earn my associate's degree. I’m proud to say that I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts and then Master's in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, I was awarded some of the highest honors including Outstanding Senior in the Professional Programs award in 2015. I also accepted a graduate research assistant position in order to work my way through graduate school.
Had I not met someone who cared about her students’ success and who had developed educational material that matched her excellence in teaching, I wonder if I would have made it past the first weeks of GED® class. Her books made me believe that I could do it, and I did!"
- Meadow M. Hazelhoff, LMSW, MSW u/s