So… I had to drop Math for liberal arts majors and re-take math 99 this quarter. My instructor for last quarter suggested I take his class again because he had some ideas to help me get past my test anxiety. One problem. His class schedule conflicts with everything else I am taking. So I went looking for another math 99 class. Everything is full except for.. *drum roll*
I called the registration desk and they explained the situation to me, and I explained my situation to them and they said “Sign up for the telecourse. It’s the best we can offer for you right now.” So I’m taking math as a telecourse, but somehow, I’ve got a good feeling about it. It’s not like I haven’t seen the material before.
Update: Even though everyone offered such kind words of support, after spending a significant amount of time staring at the syllabus for the telecourse, I decided that I was digging myself another mathematical hole, so today I went to talk to the counselling department, and my math instructor for last quarter. What ended up happening is that I have been invited to sit in on “Express Math” while he teaches the math 92 portion of the class for a review, and then when he starts the math 99 section, I’ll be in the class for real. I had to adjust my schedule so that my day starts at 7:30 in the morning, but this will not be the first time I’ve had to take classes that early in the day. I feel a lot more confident about this choice, especially since this instructor now knows my learning difficulties and I have a better handle on his teaching method as well as the material he is going to cover. This schedule also automatically builds in homework time, so I should be able to manage everything if I just stay on top of it.