I have never taken enough advantage of tutors at my university.
Big mistake. Really.
I would have proceeded at a faster pace, get unstuck early on, get more study aid in addition to that provided by Simone and our classmates. Truly big mistake.
No need for help with English — because I’m a freelance writer — as much as help with learning math (because my background is nothing great in that area).
Yes, I find it hard to make connections between math definitions and theorems and their practical application. Sometimes it’s textbooks fault, some other times it’s teachers rushing over the topic; other times, though, it’s just my mind. I’m not used to think logically. I’m mostly a creative, I manipulate words and pencil lines pretty easily, but I do not so with mathematical abstractions.
Simone always helped me find a way to visualize what I learn, and I’m very thankful for that. But sometimes it’s just not enough. For some reason, my brain resists the attempts at getting abstract concepts to flow smoothly among my neurons. LOL. Perhaps one day I will find a way out of that.
Because I LOVE mathematics.
And I will have to drag myself to take some tutoring course in basic mathematical thinking.
Even a Coursera course. It will do.
Actually, I was enrolled in a math thinking course at Coursera.org, but I didn’t get to finish the course because I was too busy with work and too depressed by other things. Heh, depression’s a nasty beast; it makes life harder to live. But that’s skip that (I’m not confortable with talking about my depressions).
There will be other courses. But I pray that my neurons finally open up to mathematical abstraction, this time.
Yes, I *pray* to God for that. Because it’s painful, more than you could imagine.
(Rant-ish, I know, but thanks for reading ’till here).
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