ADULT EDUCATION

Education has always been a core component of our mission. Our Adult Education programs focus on providing accessible, practical courses to help students expand their skills, employment opportunities and increase their wages. Taught by a dedicated group of staff and volunteers, many of our programs offer ongoing, one-to-one instruction to provide the support each individual needs to achieve long-term success. Both daytime and evening classes are offered throughout the year.

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Adult Education

High School Equivalency Program

The High School Equivalency (HSE) program (formerly called the GED program) at Beverly Bootstraps provides high school level instruction in reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics. With an HSE certificate, our students can greatly improve their career and salary potential.

HSE tutoring takes place via Zoom. Students and tutors meet virtually at mutually agreed-upon days and times. An orientation to distance learning is required of all students, during which program expectations will be outlined and technology issues will be addressed.

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For more information about the HSE program, please contact Lauren Rossi at lrossi@beverlybootstraps.org or 978-927-1561 x 142.

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ESOL

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program provides non-English speakers with basic English language skills required for life in the United States. Our goal is to provide a foundation for becoming confident, accurate, and fluent speakers and writers in English, as well as to learn to read content for work or continuing education. Classes are offered in-person in small groups of similar English ability–starters to intermediate learners–and also via Zoom for remote learning. We offer Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions.

 In-person classes meet twice weekly and are offered Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 10:30 am –12:00 pm or evenings from 6:00 pm –7:30 pm, as well as Monday/Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Students are placed in classes based on a short placement test.

Remote tutoring is scheduled with tutors and one-to-three students at mutually convenient times, typically after typical work hours. An initial meeting with small groups of students is required to explain expectations, explain technology access and have their English-learning level determined.

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For more information about ESOL classes, please contact Lauren Rossi at lrossi@beverlybootstraps.org or 978-927-1561 x 142.

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College and Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness program strives to provide individuals with the tools necessary for employment. The program offers individualized tutoring and access to computers to help students enter the workforce.
Topics include:

  • College Application Writing
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Search
  • Accuplacer Prep Tutoring
  • College Tutoring for Former Students
  • Career Coaching

Priority is given to families that have utilized other services offered by Beverly Bootstraps and can prove financial need.

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For more information, please contact Lauren Rossi at lrossi@beverlybootstraps.org or 978-927-1561 x. 142.

“It has helped my confidence so very much.”

– Anika, on improving her English through the ESOL program