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## Replies to: My math class is making me hate myself.

278Junior Member24New Member55Junior Member220Junior MemberI also use Kahn Academy, but their videos are hard to follow, so I mostly just use their practice problems.

278Junior Member42Junior MemberI have a tutor now, hopefully that will help me out.

42Junior Member98Junior MemberMy favorite website for math besides Khan Academy is Coolmath .com. It color codes all the tutorials and teaches up to pre-calculus. I'm not naturally talented in math, but Coolmath is much easier to understand than all the resources my school gives me. The tutorials are also written in a really optimistic tone, so they can fend off the discouragement and self-loathing for a while. :P I hope this site helps you!

3,421Senior Member@bella22 I think getting a tutor is the right way to go. Watching videos can also be extremely helpful, as you've found (Khan academy in particular has good videos). Another option is to buy an algebra II textbook on your own (you can usually find them used pretty cheap) and work out of that. It won't have all the topics taught in your curriculum, but it will have the more standard ones that'll be important for future courses.

You also have my sympathies. This one class does not define you. Struggling in it does not necessarily mean you aren't good at math. Different people are more geared towards different areas of math- I'm much better with the algebras (high school, abstract, linear, etc) than analysis and some other areas. I had to really work my butt off to get Bs in calc based theory classes on probability and stats this year, for example.