So from my earliest school years up until now, I have always been strong with English. English/ literacy/ grammar has always been my strong point. Maths on the other hand, has not.
Maths for me isn't simple yet isn't too complicated. I don't dread going to math class because I know my school will give me the help I need. But here's the problem. Since the start of new term, I have been moved to the highest math class. And assessment percentages sit at roughly 96%-100%. And I could never imagine myself getting these scores on tests.
My test scores vary, let's take the last three scores- 91%,78%,93%. They have improved I can say however that 78% was a setback even though I managed to relive myself next test after. No one can predict what myself can get on these assessments, I could end up getting 60% on the final test- but my class work was always correct. And vice versa. I could do really well on the test, but my class work those past weeks have been not the best. I'm just scared of them seeing what I've done and not think its good enough and move me down when it was just a slip up!
The new teacher I have is quite patronising. It's almost as if she looks down on you. I know she can help me, but if I were to ask her she may look at me as if I am stupid. I asked her the other day in front of the whole class, a question about the starter task, it was about a certain technique. As I had briefly forgotten and been taught a different method. But she made me look like a fool in front of all these smart kids :(.
I want to be the best I can be in this class, but I REALLY cannot deal with being under a certain amount of pressure. Especially after a test and all the other kids in that class are discusssing what percentage they got and they ask me and i feel embarrassed. I feel that I am coping in this class AND I know if I am ever uncomfortable with my position there I can move to something that is more suitable, but as any one else would feel, they want to prove they can stay there.
This teacher also picks on anyone at random for the starter questions and personally that is really quite nerve-racking. Sometimes I don't get the question, I have forgotton the method to carry it out, I have got the answer wrong, if I mess up I'll get looked at like I'm stupid all those kind of things.
Basically what I'm trying to say is, I know I can cope in this class. It's just the emotional aspect of being able to keep up with everyone and not feel nervous when she asks me a question and for me to be confident in things I say/do.
Any help on this would be appreciated amazingly!
Go to your school academic counselor and share what you have written here.
Perhaps you can be put into a more realistic level math class.
But remember: you must be challenged in order to learn. Things made easy for you don't really teach you anything.
Thanks for the reply!! I'll take your advice into action.