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Thinking of going back to school?

If you’ve been out of school for a few years, or even a couple of decades, the thought of going to college can be daunting. Many adult learners are reluctant to apply for college because they know they will need to take math.

I’ve worked with many adult learners in college who were weak in math. Many of them could do arithmetic fairly well, but put an x or a y in front of them and they would panic. My goal was to ease them of their math anxiety and feelings of being unable to “do math,” and show them that x and y behave the exact same way as 2 and 3 do. I always enjoy having adult students in my classes because they generally work hard, make steady progress, and participate readily in the classroom.

In order to feel confident about being able to handle college math, it’s good to practice ahead of time. A small group of students could meet with me once per week to learn and practice the math skills needed for college. If math is holding you back from applying to college, and if you would like to work on your math in a relaxed, small group with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get good preparation, leave a comment here or send me an email.

---Lorna C.