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Dear Math…

Dear Math…

“Dear Math, I don’t want to solve your problems. I have plenty of my own.” Does that sentiment sound familiar? It’s how so many students entering college feel and a big reason why many adult learners hesitate to return to college. The truth is, more than half of college freshman need remediation in math when … Continue reading

Got Grit?

Got Grit?

“I would advise you NOT to take 12 credits this summer,”  my college counselor exclaimed.  I knew there would be many obstacles: a condensed semester, managing multiple assignments and not being able to spend time with my family.  I also knew I was determined, self-motivated and  hardworking.  So, I signed up for four classes.  That … Continue reading

Naughty or nice?

Are you being “nice” this year? During the holiday season (and especially with new years’ resolutions looming) we may tend to reflect on our actions during the past year and vow to be better in the months to come. How can you get yourself off the naughty list when it comes to your education?  Let’s … Continue reading