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New classes at education center
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Beginning in the fall quarter, the Dawson County Adult Education Center of Lanier Technical College will present a math class that is sure to help participants through these troubled economic times.


Participants do not have to be a GED student to attend and everyone is welcome. The instructor, Martha Saxon, has been with Chestatee Bank for five years. She is a resident of Dawsonville and has been in the banking industry for more than 20 years. She will present topics related to everyday situations, for example: how to open a bank account; create a budget; use credit cards wisely; repair your credit score; use coupons to their greatest benefit; and determine whether you qualify for a car loan or mortgage.


Classes will be held from 5-8 p.m. each Tuesday and are free and open to the public. The first class will be Oct. 5.


For those who would like to obtain their GED diploma, the Adult Education Center has also expanded its fall schedule of classes. There are several new classes that combine both reading and writing skills and an algebra and geometry class both mornings and evenings.


In addition to the new classes, several new opportunities for tutoring will also be offered. Tutors will be available to assist students in reading, social studies, grammar and the essay, and algebra and geometry. How to write an effective resume will be included in several of these sessions. Your favorite classes and teachers are returning as well. Contact the Adult Education Center to make sure the class you want has not changed to a new day or time.


Fall quarter classes will begin Oct. 4 and end Dec. 16. An evaluation is offered to determine if you need to review any subject areas before taking the GED test. The evaluation is held at 1 p.m. most Mondays.


If you are interested in obtaining your GED diploma, or know someone who is, contact the Adult Education Center during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For additional information or to schedule the evaluation, call (706) 265-1690 or e-mail Kathy Davis, lead instructor, at


All classes and services at the Adult Education Center are free of charge. There is a testing fee for the GED, but assistance is available for those who qualify.