For some returning students, the emotional barriers to learning mathematics are sometimes related to past negative experiences with mathematics. In this interview we are taken well beyond those emotional barriers to an area math faculty may seldom choose to think about. The student courage demonstrated here is tremendous and details the struggles that some of our students are confronted with. Through our Human Services Department and CAADE do these students continue to move forward through obstacles that lie far beyond the affect.
Another important college wide effort in supporting student learning is our tutoring centers. Following the prior interview is one of the college's math tutors who gives her perspective of student learning from a tutor's viewpoint.
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