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Geometry, Help, I Think I Need A Geometry Tutor

Geometry is a bummer! I thought I was good at math. This doesn't look like math to me. After all, the counselor said she thought that an accelerated math program is where I belong. I think she must have made a terrible mistake.

I don't see anything that looks like a number. I don't see + signs, - signs or x signs. I'm seeing words I've never heard of . If I've never heard of these words and I don't know what they mean how in the world can I solve the problems. Can anyone relate? My "A" student friends seem to catch on to this so why can't I?

Now I'm left wondering what I'm in this class for. I'm not even sure yet what I want to do when I get out of high school. I know I need help but I don't know where to get it. You see, this was in 1959 and tutors were not a hot topic like they are today. We did not have computer technology to aid us in a search. I finally found another "A" student to help me.

Here is one geometry definition according to the Free Online Dictionary: The branch of mathematics concerned with the properties, relationships, and measurement of points, lines, curves, and surfaces

In doing some research I found out that there really are jobs where people use geometry. So, yes, here is the obvious one - Geometry Teacher or Tutor. Gee, that is so smart of me. To be serious though here is a list: architects, interior designers, engineers, technicians of various kinds, physicists, astronomers, plumbers, people who do cabling, lighting and acoustic arrangements, planning and construction of roads and highways just to name a few. Computer aided designing programs also use geometry.

You can now be assured by the list of professions above that you aren't wasting your time.

Today, students everywhere can find the help they need. So do not allow discouragement to get you down. You can find a geometry tutor through your school or online. One or both of your parents might be able to help. In my day, many parents didn't make it to high school because they had to go to work to help their families so some of us couldn't find the help we needed at home.

I understand if you are having trouble catching on. However, if you want to go to college it is probably required. Don't wait too long into the semester otherwise you might get too lost and have to repeat the class. Tutors are available. Depending on your family's budget, you have choices. Some college students needing extra cash could be tutoring at lower rates than your certified teachers. The bottom line is this - don't give up. I actually did make it through if that will be any encouragement to you. Hang in there!


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