I have big problems with my grades in school, especially in math. How do I improve?
I have big problems with my grades in school, especially in math. I, on the other hand, do not trust math teachers because I often had problems understanding the subject.
During high school I had a lot of trouble learning German, and it ended up causing me a lot of stress going at it on my own. I found that the best way for me to get better at learning was to get a tutor. For me my class provided me with a tutor and they ended up turning my grade around. If you are able to get a tutor I would strongly advise to get one, as well as finding one that you enjoy learning with.
Below are some suggestions :
1. Assign the time you complete the assignments and projects every day. It can help you to understand what has covered in the class
2. Review all the topics that have covered in the lesson everyday. If you have anything not clear, you better ask the teacher on the next day.
3. Preview the topics that going to cover in the lesson on the next day. In case you have anything questions already, you can ask the teacher in the class on the next day.
4. Form study groups with your classmates, they also help you to deepen your understanding on the topics.
On the other hand, I am not sure on your problem with Maths teacher. You can try to setup some time with your teacher to discuss on the topics you have questions on. If it does not work, you can also try to look for assistance from your classmates. Alternatively, I am not sure it would be feasible for you to attend some tutorial classes.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
1) Write down two concerns that you have in math class. This doesn't have to be a specific formula or theory you are having issues with, but a more broad, general 'what's bothering you' list. (mine would be 'I get frustrated easily' and 'I get distracted easily'). Bring these concerns to ANY teacher or staff member you trust. (Try to keep it to two, as more questions will eat up valuable time and leave an opportunity to get off track) Hopefully they can help steer you into a productive direction.
I went thru this very same struggle and learned how very important it is to take a breath and walk away when you get worked up over an issue like this. The more frustrated you become, the worse it gets. Take a breath break the cycle, approach from a different angle.
I agree with previous responses recommending YouTube.
By watching videos about the same topic you may find a perspective that resonates with you and can explain things in a way you might not have heard before.
There's a lot of people offering these types of instructional videos and once you find a person you enjoy then you can subscribe to their page so you're notified of any new videos. Also by subscribing you can message/comment on videos to request further explanation or custom topics.
Hope this helps and best of luck!
Practice makes perfect, especially when working through math problems. A lot of the concepts are hard to grasp and understand, you are definitely not alone. Ask teachers and others for help and assistance, you'd be surprised at how many people will like to help. Also, there are a number of online sites to use when studying, I suggest using those. Lastly, just put in more time and make sure you are working to the best of your ability.
I would suggest asking your peers for help if you do not trust maths teachers. For example, if you are not looking for a private maths tutor or it is out of budget, peer tutors usually charge less or might do it for free if it is your friend. I found this really helpful when I was in high school. Also you can search up YouTube videos to help you understand specific maths topics. The most important thing is practice because there is no other way to revise for maths exams.
Hope it helps!