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March 12th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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Would someone be willing to help me to learn things such as higher algebra, trigonometry, calculus, etc? I would be willing to pay for lessons. I can't stand not knowing these things. One day when I was like 13 I realized that life is all numbers, but I didn't bother to study. Now all I can see are numbers and I need help to understand them.
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March 12th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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post your problem here or email me at cliang@njcu.edu maybe i can help you.
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March 12th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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I meant lessons in general, rather than one problem
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March 12th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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You should think about finding a math tutor in your local area that you can meet up with - since getting a tutor, my math skills have improved vastly. I am sure the same can happen for you =)

Oh, and welcome to the wonderful world of math!
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March 12th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome I thought I was alone in having more than a passive interest in mathematics. Do you think that maybe if I went to my local community college, I could find a tutor?
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March 13th, 2009, 08:27 AM   #6
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Hi achmeineye, as you've missed out on several years of basic mathematics, obtain a mathematics textbook intended to cover those years and work your way through it, attempting all the exercises and making notes about anything you find awkward initially. If you try to plunge straight into trigonometry, calculus, etc., you will have difficulty, but you can get an idea of what those are like by reading this revision website. Proceed at a pace that suits you, and let us know how you progress.
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March 13th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #7
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Re: strange request

Never forget though, any questions you have along the way, if you can't fingure them out at first, feel free to asking. No one learned everything they know without asking for someone elses help along the way.
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March 13th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #8
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This is all very good advice and I am appreciative of it. One last request before I leave you all alone: are there any particular books you'd all recommend to help me learn?
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March 16th, 2009, 07:34 AM   #9
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I can't say I can think of anything offhand. Once you have learned the basics of any given topic, however, visit your local college library and have someone guide you to reading material on that topic. Anything you find can only help ground your knowledge and give you ideas/motivation on what to study next.
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March 19th, 2009, 03:07 AM   #10
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I would look on ebay or in a second hand book store and make sure the books have the answers to the odd questions in the back so while your working you have a way to see how it's going or even asking at a local college and/or high school to see if they have any old books that are set to be thrown anyway! When I went back to college I did this so I could brush up and have a good study guide when I need it/them!
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