A lot of people that I know personally have asked me why I work on this website as much as I do. They basically want to know why I give online math help free to anyone who wants to visit this site. There’s a long answer and a short answer to that. The short answer is that I like helping people. The long answer is a bit more complicated.
I’ve done a lot of work in education fields, particularly in mathematics. I’ve given over one hundred people help in Algebra 1 personally both face to face and over the Internet, not including the people that have read my articles and tutorials on how to do different things in math. Math education is one of my most favorite things that I can do, and it helps people, so I try to do it as much as I can.
When you’re a student in most public school systems, you don’t have a lot of teachers going way out of their way to help you learn if you don’t show some motivation yourself. I think that a problem with the current situation is that most students don’t have the motivation to learn because they feel like it’s hopeless and no one wants to help them. I do what I do and give online math help for free because I want to change that dynamic. I want students to have confidence in knowing that there are people and resources available that can help them learn, no matter what their current level of understanding or motivation is.
With that having been said, it’s really hard to teach someone Algebra 1 who doesn’t want to learn. In light of this, I’ve tried to structure my website in a way that students are cultivating motivation as they read about the math topics. I really hope it works.