## Special Message from the Teacher

**Special Message from the Teacher:**

Welcome to the TabletClass Math **CLEP Pre-Calculus course!** First, I want to say that I’m very excited to have you as a student. Pre-Calculus is a very advance math course- you will want to have completed Algebra 2 successfully before starting this course. My goal is to give you an enjoyable and high quality learning experience, but most importantly my goal is to have you do great and PASS the CLEP Pre-Calculus exam so you can get college credits and be prepared for more advance math like Calculus. I want you to know that you can master this material if you work hard and never give up. __The secret to being successful in mathematics is your approach to studying the topic- i.e. your study habits__. From years of teaching math I can say that people with the best study habits almost always earn the top test scores. As such, you must focus on the quality of your work and the effort you put into studying.

**Below are critical guidelines for students as they take the course**:

1. **Never Give Up**- ** this is a very advance math course!** You must be fully committed to learning and mastering the course material. So, never give up - especially when a topic is not understood easily or immediately, you may need to watch videos more than once.

2. Strive to be as **neat and organized** as possible.

3. Excellent **note taking** is a must to succeed in math.

4. **Show all steps** when working problems.

5. **Double check** your work as you write your solution steps.

6. Always **go back and review** incorrect problems and discover where the error was made.

7. Master the fundamentals and **don’t move forward unless you understand previous material**.

Remember, the course material builds on itself so you want to ensure that you don’t skip chapters and sections. Furthermore, you want to correct your weak areas before moving onto the next topic. Lastly, I want to stress that you can be great in math if you work hard. Even if you have struggled in math before I want you to look at this course as a fresh start in your mathematics journey- I know in my heart you can ace the CLEP Pre-Calculus exam!

Best of luck!

John Zimmerman

TabletClass Math Teacher