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    I just started my second semester of my senior year, this year I have passed all of my classes except for PreCal, I have not struggled like this in a while in math. I failed with a 64 average. I am honestly so incredibly disappointed in myself. I am jeopardizing my future in college, this may cause the colleges I’ve applied to to rescind my acceptances. I literally do not know what to do. All last semester, I got screwed over because a teacher at my school had a medical emergency and had to leave for the whole semester, and so all of the other math teachers had to pick up some extra classes so my class got switched to a teacher who literally hadn’t taught PreCal in 7 years, and was not involved in the PreCal lesson planning, so essentially picture coming to a class where your teacher got told what to teach the day of, (she also only had one PreCal class at the end of the day, so she wasn’t even in a PreCal mindset until we got there), and she was nice but she just was not a good teacher, AT ALL. Im someone who gives everyone the benefit of the doubt, but she would be teaching and kids in the class would interrupt her to correct her. So she was just not confident, super stressed and for me that was just a bad environment to be in. I never passed a quiz or test even with retakes. I studied so freaking hard for the final. It was the highest test score I have ever gotten in that class. I was just so preoccupied with applications that, PreCal got neglected on my list of priorities because it just stressed me just to think of it. I really hate myself for being stupid and putting myself in this position now. I don’t know what to do. Can someone just give me some advice.


    Also PS, they switched us back to my old teacher, who I had for Algebra 2 and shes a fantastic teacher, so I think this semester will be a lot smoother.


    Dear Grace:

    My advice is that you don’t hate yourself for any reason.

    Hating yourself will get you into more trouble in life than failing pre-calculus.

    Is here a way for you to retake an exam in pre calculus maybe using the fact that you received incompetent teaching for the purpose of being given a second chance?



    I wanted to reach out to someone lately

    I don’t know where to start. I have a loving mother and the only one in my family who understands me but I have been feeling very distant from her lately, mostly because she has been unwell and feels lethargic. Moreover I hate my father. I always have from the get to. He used to hit me when I was younger (not too badly but he used to slap me a lot) he is very discouraging and authoritative . He doesn’t understand personal space. He hates me and keeps reminding me of my flaws. He has never appreciated me. I don’t even like to talk to him. I don’t feel safe around him and he makes me so anxious. I feel this is the reason why I feel left out whenever I am in a group. In my current group of friends too I feel like not speaking up and everything just fuels my anxiety. I really don’t know where to go from here.!


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