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Although this book is aimed at struggling non-traditional students (typically defined as "over the age of 25"), the insights and techniques included in these pages can help any math student. In fact, these powerful tools can make the difference between passing and failing, hopelessness and a revival of hope, and giving up or persisting to graduation.
I'm going to give you powerful tools that have the potential of taking you into a deeper understanding of math and giving you better grades almost overnight. I've seen just one technique of the 20 included increase students' performances two letter grades in a very short period of time.

That's right. Just one of these eye-opening approaches to learning math can make the difference between failing and passing.

How important is that math grade? As important as completing the degree since I'm sure you have to pass a general studies or higher math course to complete your program and graduate.

The insights and techniques I share in this book came from my years as a high school math and physics teacher, from my subsequent years as a math coordinator at a university tutoring and support center, from years of teaching College Algebra for non-traditional and traditional students, and 13 years as a department chairperson in a university teacher education department.

I learned these powerful tools in the trenches with the artillery going off over my head and all around me (i.e., the stress and worry of students who are failing math and considering dropping out of college). These techniques work!

Richard H. Porr, Ph.D.

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