Solving the Remedial Math Crisis

Solving the Remedial Math Crisis

In today’s world, a college degree is more critical than ever. Unfortunately, Only around 51% of first-time, full-time college students graduate within eight years of beginning their programs. When you add transfer students and part-time students, that number drops to 45%. Worse, less than 20% of students who enroll in community college receive their associate’s degree within 3 years of beginning attendance. One of the biggest challenges? Students attending college often aren’t adequately prepared, and they get stuck in required, non-credit classes designed to get them up to speed, particularly in the area of remedial math. (Note that remedial math is also called developmental math, depending on the college.)

The Remedial Math Problem

Two thirds of students who are accepted to community colleges find themselves needing to take at least one class in remedial math class as a result of a poor performance on their college’s math placement test. And only around a third of students who are placed in remedial math are able to pass those classes successfully.

Worse, many colleges offer multiple levels of remedial math classes, from college pre-algebra to introductory algebra (also called beginning algebra or elementary algebra) to intermediate algebra, before you can ever take the college algebra class needed for your degree. Students who are forced to take these classes may feel as though they’re trapped by poor math skills with no hope of making it through.

Rising to the Challenge

If you’re struggling with remedial math you’re not alone! Fortunately, there is a way out. MathHelp offers the intensive tutoring you need to build your basic math skills and conquer remedial math.

Get individualized help. At MathHelp, we provide personalized instruction–a far cry from the remedial math courses at your local college, where you’ll often find yourself in classrooms that are packed far too full of other students who are struggling just as much as you are.

Eliminate the commute. You’ve got plenty going on in your life, from your regular college classes to your job and more. MathHelp is entirely online so that you can schedule your math sessions at a time that’s convenient for you, working from the comfort of your home.

Enjoy clear, understandable explanations. Have you ever been forced to sit through a remedial math class taught by an adjunct professor with a thick accent or poor presentation skills? At MathHelp, you’ll get clear, understandable explanations broken down into steps that you can easily follow.

Don’t let yourself become another victim of the remedial math crisis. Instead, break out of the mold and get your degree! By working with Math Help, you’ll receive the instruction you need to escape remedial math, work your way through college algebra, reach your educational goals, and move on with your life.

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