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Old 09-27-18, 08:33 PM
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Re: I did it.

Originally Posted by sarahsweets View Post
It was time to take action and stop F-ing around, but fear of failure and fear of being too stupid for school is holding me back. I made a deal with myself: Take this mandatory course and work on the prep work what's the worst thing that could happen? I end up hating it and decide i could never teach or I do really well and realize that I could have a career.
I had terrible problems with math as a kid. I would literally be in tears struggling through my math homework. My bus went completely off the mathematical cliff at fractions.

I had a very good GED instructor who had a masters in mathematics, she got me over some of my initial phobia.

What got me through college was having instructors that could keep my attention. Some could, some couldn't. Doing all of my math homework in the math lab where there were always tutors to walk me through the problems. Also, in some classes where I couldn't keep attention I would literally tell my instructor I had attention issues and to make sure I was getting it. The instructors would literally ask, "Did you get that Shaun" after every explanation of a concept.

It's not that we can't do math. It's that we can't stay focus long enough to absorb it. Most of us are super smart, even if it doesn't feel that way sometimes. Over time I learned the basics really well and it became easier the further I went.

Hope that helps
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