Why Am I So Bad At Math?SchoolWhy Am I So Bad At Math?<div class="ExternalClass2F773C355BD242FDB513C3DA914A330F"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">So ever since the start of high school math has been really hard for me. I just barely passed algebra 1 last year and now I'm failing geometry and the semester is almost over. I'm constantly going in before and after school to ask questions and to get extra help. But nothing seems to be working. I don't know why I'm so bad at math. I'm taking AP world history, honors English, and honors Spanish and I'm doing exceptionally well in all of those classes. My teacher has suggested that I move down to a lower math class that goes at a slower pace. So I'm going to go ahead and take the easier math class. I just feel so stupid and I feel like I can't do anything. I really want to be a doctor when I get older and since I can't take normal math classes I'm guessing that I'll never be smart enough to do anything in the medical field. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass8C573491E1484015BB4E45BC814DC5A8"><p>It's great that you're reaching out to talk about your concern with school. It shows that you do care and are willing to get some help. We are proud of you for taking this step. </p><p>Math can be very difficult. Not everyone is a math whiz and understands it. Geometry is one of those subjects in math that causes a lot of teens to struggle. We hear it all the time. It might be a good idea to take that other math class where you can get extra support and move at a slower pace. It doesn't mean that you won't ever get into med school or that you can't be a doctor. Try not to look that far ahead. We do understand having those thoughts and feelings though. </p><p>Being in the medical field entails so much more than just math so try not to cut your future of going into that field short. There is plenty of time to figure that out and use other skills that might help you find a field that fits you perfectly. </p><p>You are not stupid nor are you incapable of doing well. Right now your struggle is overwhelming but you are getting on the right track to get help so you can be successful. That takes problem solving skills and you have that in the bag!</p><p>We are here for you anytime. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out and ask for support. </p><p>Take care, </p><p>Naina, counselor<br></p></div>15

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