I should have listened to my brother who told me to go to a local community college and do one class at a time. But I didin’t.
I was tired of making a low wage and living in an area of NVA that requires a lot of money just to live decently. I have always loved computers and seem to have a knack for a lot of it, however, years ago I suffered a stroke and one of the things it wiped out was my cognitive memory. I learn more from constant repetition and need that reinforcement.
I was one of the older students that attended class and one of the first things I asked when I signed up is explained my “mental” situation and asked if they thought I could handle this kind of school. I wasn’t sure and I wanted their opinion. They advised I had scored up high on the tests to get in that there was no doubt I could do it and that the teachers would always be there to go over questions with you.
Yes, our teacher was in class, but he spoke so quickly it was really hard to put the pieces together, especially when you came to material that you hadn’t encountered before.
I didn’t want to be a quitter so I stuck it out for the whole class, I wish I hadn’t. I missed passing my MCP by 1 point or 2 and I just couldn’t get to the point where I could pass it.
I am now deeply in debt to Sallie Mae and having to pay back the money like everyone else who has taken this course. You live…and boy do you learn! So at an age when I should find life enjoyable and get ready to retire..I just can’t do it.
What I thought was really funny is when we had “labs” our instructor would set in the back of the room playing games on his computer. Hope he had a good time. You have one too and stay away from quick fixes for your life.