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Try College Algebra Once More

Updated on May 13, 2014

Today, many people are returning to school after years or even decades out of the classroom. Mature students find some classes stimulating and even easy which makes the challenge of returning to school exciting and energizing. Still, over 80 percent of high school graduates of any age are not prepared for college algebra. College algebra is known as one of the biggest impediments to a college degree.

College algebra is a subject that is particularly difficult for some students to grasp, especially older students with life stages and careers between the current algebra class and the one last taken. Many recent high school graduates also suffer a lack of math foundation and are not prepared for college algebra.

The inability to pass college algebra keeps the sought-after degree out of reach for too many people. Passing college algebra frees many people to get a good job and a decent income. Unfortunately, many students still believe that completion of a college level algebra course is hopeless.


Nowadays, help from a free online algebra tutor is available to any student in need of any level of algebra support. With access to a college algebra tutorial designed by math and teaching experts, students are able to access math explanations 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and repeated as many times as needed.

With the support of a free online algebra tutor and specific college algebra tutorials that are relevant, it is a great time to sign up for that algebra class that seemed impossible to pass before.

Students committed to passing college algebra will also have a better chance if the actions listed below are taken.

  • Before the first day of class, study the college algebra tutorial and read the first few items in order to be familiar with the terms. Try to solve 1 or 2 problems. This will make the 1st class easier to understand and deliver a head start.
  • Most students will not survive falling behind in an algebra class. Homework must be completed before class in order to be prepared for the next class. A free online algebra tutor is available to answer questions and insure homework problems can be understood and completed before the next class begins.
  • Read the textbook ahead of schedule so there is additional awareness of the material. For extra preparedness, the algebra tutor online that is free will answer some questions before class.
  • Read the college algebra tutorial in conjunction with reading the textbook ahead of schedule for better clarity.
  • Do extra problems every day to keep the math brain active. Many colleges have found that students perform better with daily math classes as opposed to classes only 2 or 3 times per week.
  • Ask questions during class and interact with the teacher. A trusted relationship with a free online algebra tutor will provide more confidence in interaction with the classroom teacher and there will be more benefit from the class.
  • More interaction with the teacher and tutor will build confidence and eliminate math anxiety that is a huge obstacle for many students.
  • Stock up on the pencils, notebooks and erasers that are a good fit. Always have the tools available.
  • Try to schedule a class that suits personal rhythm. If mornings are historically bad for learning, schedule a class for late in the day. Make sure that the free online algebra tutor that is available is the one that enjoys a similar rhythm.


Today, help from a free online algebra tutor is available to any student in need of any level of algebra support. With access to a college algebra tutorial designed by math and teaching experts, students are able to access math explanations 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and repeated as many times as needed.

With the support of a free online algebra tutor and specific college algebra tutorials that are relevant, it is a great time to sign up for that algebra class that seemed impossible to pass before.

Students committed to passing college algebra will also have a better chance if the actions listed below are taken.

  • Before the first day of class, study the college algebra tutorial and read the first few items in order to be familiar with the terms. Try to solve 1 or 2 problems. This will make the 1st class easier to understand and deliver a head start.
  • Most students will not survive falling behind in an algebra class. Homework must be completed before class in order to be prepared for the next class. A free online algebra tutor is available to answer questions and insure homework problems can be understood and completed before the next class begins.
  • Read the textbook ahead of schedule so there is additional awareness of the material. For extra preparedness, the algebra tutor online that is free will answer some questions before class.
  • Read the college algebra tutorial in conjunction with reading the textbook ahead of schedule for better clarity.
  • Do extra problems every day to keep the math brain active. Many colleges have found that students perform better with daily math classes as opposed to classes only 2 or 3 times per week.
  • Ask questions during class and interact with the teacher. A trusted relationship with a free online algebra tutor will provide more confidence in interaction with the classroom teacher and there will be more benefit from the class.

Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject. Educators believe algebra ability develops abstract reasoning skills that are used in many careers, not just math and science. Every minute in the classroom and every minute with the free algebra tutor online deepens understanding and makes the next day easier, more enriching and even fun. Prepare to pass!

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    • Anne Pettit profile imageAUTHOR

      Anne Pettit 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for the great feedback!

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      My algebra skills were minimal and I know they would have been much better had I the advice you listed. I agree that interacting with the teacher and class helps so much.

    • Anne Pettit profile imageAUTHOR

      Anne Pettit 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      I really struggled when I went back to school also. I couldn't finish my homework after hours and hours. I am really glad I don't have to take algebra again.

      Thanks for the comment

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      4 years ago

      Oh, how so right you are! I had trouble with Intermediate Algebra in high school because the teacher was a really bad one who gave no help to students outside of the classroom. I dropped out of college my sophomore year and got married and raised a family. After my oldest son graduated from college I returned and finished my degree. I didn’t dream of starting in college algebra but insisted on going back to beginning algebra. After the beginning algebra class, my tests showed that I could go straight into college algebra. I said huh uh, I’m taking intermediate next, and I’m glad I did.

      Some students may have the kind of problem that I have. I had an excellent college algebra teacher, I studied the materials and learned the rules. My husband, a former adjunct professor, gave me extra study materials, and I got the tutoring books (this was before the internet). I did my homework and everything with confidence. Then when I sat down to take a test my mind went blank. I couldn’t remember a rule or which came first. I think I got a C. I have every sympathy for students who are terrified of college algebra. I’m so glad students today have access to the Internet and this good advice you’ve given.

      BTW, when we remodeled an old Victorian house a few years ago, my husband depended on me to do the math. Did I ever use my algebra then!

    • Anne Pettit profile imageAUTHOR

      Anne Pettit 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Jo!

      Nice to see you again also. Thanks for the comment.

    • jo miller profile image

      Jo Miller 

      4 years ago from Tennessee

      Welcome back. Haven't seen your writing in some time. Hope to see more of your work.

      This is a very informative hub for anyone going back to college or just wanting to learn.

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