This post maybe a little long, but I need some MAJOR help and don't know what to do and I have to figure it out now so I could use some help. Maybe you guys could show me something that I have not already thought of!A little background:I have always been terrible in math and when I say terrible, I mean TERRIBLE!! I know some people say they do not do well either, however, they seem to still come out with an A or B and I am lucky if I get a D. Anyway, when I was in high school almost 15 years ago, I took algebra my junior year. I had tutors, but still received a D-. When I was a senior most people went on to Algebra 2 and I took a very basic math class. I already had enough credits to graduate so I just needed some type of math class. I am assuming most high schools were like mine and in order to graduate you needed to take 4 Proficiency Test which was math, reading, writing and I can't remember the last one. You got to take these test twice a year begining in 9th grade and once you passed you were done. I passed all, but the math part. By the time my senior year came I attempted the math part again which was my 7th time taking it and when I found out that I failed again I was a mess because I knew I would not graduate and I only had one last chance to take it. At that point my counselor pulled my aside and gave me some type of math aptitude test. When the results came back I was told that I had some type of math dysfunction. I can't remember exactly what said being that it's been 15 years ago.So now that you have read my background, here's my problem! I am not doing well in algebra and I have no clue what to do or where to go. Most schools are set up to take one semester of algebra as a prereq and your done, however, a year ago my college changed the way they did their algebra program. Instead of doing one semester of algebra, they have broken it down into SEVEN week sessions. They offer FIVE algebra courses (core I, core II, core III, core IV, and core V) and they are each seven weeks long. Depending on what your majoring in, depends on how many of those 5 classes you will need. When I signed up for my prereqs last May 09, I was told that I need 4 math classes, but after that they changed it and said that nursing students just needs 3 math classes, but we have to take Sociology which I am fine with that! Core I was VERY basic and I received a "B" for the seven weeks. Core II literally went into algebra overnight and I struggled big time and I even had a tutor. I ended up barely getting a "C" and that is ONLY because she graded our homework and my tutor helped me with homework. If it had not of been for my homework, I would have failed. I am now in my final math class which is core III and I am failing. This instructor gives us 6 quizzes (and he will drop the two lowest grades) and two exams. Being that this is only a seven week class, I have until April 17 to withdrawal. So is having a W on your transcript better than getting an F? Their is only 5 weeks left in this class and I know that I will not be passing it, plus we need a C to pass and I know that even getting a D will be a struggle let alone a C. I don't know what to do because I am just not getting it. In high school my counselor told me not to go into nursing because of my struggles in math and being a nurse is the ONLY thing that I have EVER wanted to be. I have never ever even had a second backup choice because I have felt so strongly about Nursing. Is nursing school going to be a struggle for me because I just can't get the math part?? I know my high school counselor told me not to go into nursing school but what he also failed to tell me is that I NEED algebra for any career I decide to go into and I didn't realize that when I was in high school. So does anyone have any advise for me? So far I have only had 4 math classes because this past week I have been on spring break. Honestly, I pumped myself up and told myself that I was going to find a tutor and I was going to go back to school and have it figured out and I don't. I went and found a tutor on craigslist, I was nervous, but I ran out of options. He was nice but he has to take some time and review factoring so that will not work out. Next, I asked a mom at my daughters preschool if she new anyone that could help and she said she could do it. Being that she is a Pharmacists, she had to go beyond algebra and she said she made good grades back then. I went over yesterday and she started helping me with factoring, but after going though my math book she could not believe at how in depth this book went and she said she would really have to study it and then she still didn't know if she could do it. She was up front with me and told me it was hard and she was very surprised that I needed this for nursing and she was even more surprised when she found out that originally we needed 4 math classes. So could anyone tell me what I do from here? I do plan on calling my advisor on Monday as well.