As I sit down and prepare for the GMAT, I am starting to realize that the maths we learnt till K-12 was horribly below standard. Coming from the kind of schools I went to, rote learning was the norm. The schools pressurized the students to learn everything by-heart. The reason that we were given was that this approach would help out-score other students in the fiercely competitive SAT. That approach worked and worked well for me to secure a good college education. But the realization that my maths knowledge was poor came to me only from the last month.
The GMAT tests nothing more than basic algebra and its applications. Its is not the toughest exam in the world and certainly not the most demanding. Algebra 1 problems and Algebra 2 problems are simple but tricky. All it calls for is the recollection of basic algebra that we learnt in K-12. Algebra 1 covers linear equations, ratios and quadratic formulae; and Algebra 2 covers sequences-series, functions and factorization. Simple enough, you would say. But it wasn’t, for me at least.
If only I had some Algebra 1 help and Algebra 2 help available online, I would be a lot more confident now. If TutorVista’s services were known to me when I was in K-12 or at least in college, I would have made use of this. Algebra 1 answers and Algebra 2 answers would have been a lost easier for me at this stage.
Mathematics is a million dollar subject, they say. If that’s true, then algebra is worth most of that million. Wouldn’t hurt to enroll your kids in this service now, before it’s too late. TutorVista would give them the edge over their peers.