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Breon Helton

BA History

"I had to learn to manage my online classes with a full-time job and the demands of being a single parent."

After years of putting off going back to school, I finally decided to complete my degree. My daughters are my biggest inspiration. I wanted them to understand the importance of education and to make a difference, so I decided to become a teacher. My final goal is to get my master’s in education from SNHU, but my first step is to get a degree in history, so I can become a history teacher.

I had to learn to manage my online classes with a full-time job and the demands of being a single parent. I do this by completing my initial post by Tuesday, and then doing my second class’s post on Wednesday. Next, I do my response posts on Thursday and Friday. This leaves me time to work on tests and essays on Saturdays and Sundays. Another way I manage my time is picking my final research paper subject as early as possible, and then writing at least one page a week. By just finding ways to do things in smaller portions, I have found that I enjoy my classes, I am less stressed, and I still have time form my children.