Maths Phobia - can you help?
This is going to be an unusual request, but Streetlifers seem to be great at helping out with all sorts of things so I thought I’d put out my request for assistance.
I loved school, but like
many people I struggled with Maths lessons. In my case my natural ineptitude
for the subject was not helped by a family member who constantly told me I was
stupid at it. The consequence being that as an adult whenever I am presented
with a Maths problem I immediately feel uncomfortable and fearful that I won’t
be able to do it.
My Maths level is good enough to get by in everyday life, but it has been a major problem in my working life. I’ve usually got around it by trying to give the Maths elements of a task to other colleagues to complete, in exchange I take on a task that they don’t like doing. This technique has got me by in jobs for many years but I’ve got to the point where I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to confront the fear and finally sort it out!!
So I am looking for a Maths tutor, but I can only find
tutors for children, or for adults who want to take a GCSE, or who have learning
difficulties. I don’t want to go to formal classes or have the pressure of taking an exam, and I don’t want to
learn a lot of superfluous Maths. I'd just like to be more confident with the financial type of Maths needed in work
Does anyone know of a patient tutor who would be suitable for what I'm looking for? Thankyou.