Math Scares Me

Are you arithmophobic? Does working with numbers scare you? Believe it or not, you are not alone. I was a horrid math student in school. I just didn’t “get” it. I thought math knowledge was like hair color or eye-sight, some folks got the right genes and some didn’t, but that just isn’t true.

When I was studying to become a teacher I was told that my job is teaching, and if the kid isn’t learning, I need to reconsider my teaching strategies. That is most certainly NOT the way I was taught. When I was a kid the teacher taught math from the front of the room while making mystical markings on the board that everybody but a handful of kids seemed to understand automatically. Those of us who didn’t “get it” were considered “math impaired”.

Luckily I came across a math teacher who took his student’s learning very seriously, and he provided those of us who were lost and confused with the extra support and explanation we needed to make math comprehensible. Teachers like that are hard to find and most of us need more than luck to locate them. has helped over 4.5 million struggling math students. TutorVista provides live, online K-12 and college level math and calculus tutoring sessions which can be accessed at any hour of the day, any day of the week. All tutors have graduate or master’s degrees in math and have relevant teaching experience.

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