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Hello,
I am a 28yo F graduate student due to begin grad school at UW Madison in August (Social Work). I thought I was done with math but surprise surprise, I was hit with a "you need a Statistics course as a prerequisite to begin classes in fall". I've been taking Social Work 673 since June. Had I known I'd have to take this (I was told my Research Methods course as an undergrad covered stats as a graduate student, guess not), I'd had got a head start months ago!

I have a math and reading disability but I'm very smart otherwise. I graduated 6.5 years of college with a 3.4 GPA (an associates and bachelor's degree). My associate's degree I graduated after 3 years with a 3.77 GPA and that included all of my math.

I am SERIOUSLY STRUGGLING. I was emailed today that I am now at a C grade after the midterm (so... a 70% now), and was at a 77% prior to the exam. I must have bombed it! I don't have the exact grade yet but I don't really need it. I'm required to have a C grade to start graduate school in fall.

I have spent much time going to office hours, where, it all clicks like magic! I felt so confident walking that exam, cheat sheet and all, and bam, nothing made sense toward the end of it. I work with another student but she's very busy and cancels last minute. It's a very small class. I'm going to reach out to others but I need someone else's help.

I'm homeless, living with two professors I house sat for over the past few weeks and they're allowing me to stay a little longer. I have been out of work for a bit but am looking for part time work. I don't have much to offer, but I'd seriously DONATE A KIDNEY to pass this class.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've tried the tutoring center and they suggest my professors that teach the class. I need like 5 hours a week of tutoring. I watch youtube videos, khan academy videos, research different practice problems online.

I'M BEGGING for a good samaritan. I'll be sure to pay it forward.

- Sami
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