From personal experience as a student it was hard to come up with enough funds to pay for a professional service or private tutor to help me with my math homework. So I had to be resourceful and find ways to get quality assistance for free. Things haven’t changed and students today often find themselves in situations where they can’t afford to pay for help when they absolutely need it. That’s why we’ve put together some helpful suggestions for finding quality help at no cost:
Not all online services charge a fee for math assistance; there are a number of websites that offer free help provided by qualified volunteer tutors and educators from all over the country. Some of them require subscriptions from your schools but there are a number that can provide you with one-on-one chat support on individual problems or concepts. You may have to wait a few minutes to receive a response as one expert is usually assigned to work with dozens of students at once, but it’s still a good idea to keep these sites bookmarked so that you can get assistance when you need it the most.
An effective method of learning is working together with other students in small groups. See if you can sign up for an afternoon math study group with three or four students from your class. If there isn’t a group already available you can start one of your own. Meet in a quiet area where you are sure to find little or no distractions and keep your groups small so that you don’t wind up talking over one another and miss out on the obvious benefits.
Finally, don’t forget that your math instructor is always available to help. Most hold regular office hours where any student can drop by, but you can also arrange to meet outside of those times if you need extra help. This will let your instructor know what areas you have the most trouble in and may even point to where other students may also struggle. Be sure to ask for additional resources if you find them helpful and let your instructor know if you continue to have trouble, this may be way of letting him know that perhaps his instructions haven’t been as clear as he or she hoped.