I barely passed Algebra II in high school. (We had pre & II, or something like that). The ONLY reason I did pass is because a great friend of mine came in everyday during the first semester and checked my homework. He sat down and explained to me what I did wrong, and how it was supposed to be completed.
This guy, who called me, "His Little Cowgirl" was killed (DOA) in a carwreck right before Christmas vacation while I was out for an extended time b/c of a surgery.
I decided then I owed it to him to pass the second semester. I did. I don't know by how much, but I did.
I passed my college entrance exams, but only tested into 091, the second level of "pre"algebra classes. I made a B in that course. I went and retook the exam, and I was only 2 points away from testing into College Algebra. I asked my 091 instructor, which just happened to be the dean of mathmatics, if he would sign it off so I wouldn't have to take 093. He did.
I went into college Algebra for 2 days, but I couldn't understand a word the man said. (Had a strong foreign accent, it was toooooo hard for me to understand him.)
Anyway.....the reason I spilled my guts here is to say, that was back in 1992/3. I didn't take & complete College Algebra until 2001, and I made a B.
During that semester, I was working, my grandmother became ill, and passed away. I still managed a B. I was SOOOOOOO proud of that B after what I overcame in my past when it came to Algebra.
So, Tweety is right. Don't go in thinking negative. If you can make an A in pre-Algebra, you can pass regular Algebra! You can do it! Try your hardest, and be determined! Good luck