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  • seeking calculus study buddy in D/FW

    Hi,

    I'm yet another person planning to leave my field to become an actuary. I have a doctorate in computer science (dissertation in discrete bayesian stat inference algorithms), but it's been years since i learned or last used any calculus, and I don't see much point in tackling math stats for exam P/1 without thorougly relearning the calcululs. The level of my educational background does imply that i've had successful previous experiences with prolonged self-study of arbitrarily difficult technical material.

    I've got a study plan but, i can't see it taking less than 6 months or so, even if i do manage to spend the 3-4 hours every day that my plan requires (while working full-time). I think the probability of study_success will be greater if I can study with another human (or two) who is (are) as committed to the task as I am. The only thing that needs to be equal among us is committment, not ability. We can have equal or unequal abilities---I'll learn just as much if I'm doing the tutoring, or I'm being tutored, or if we indulge in friendly competition. I am capable of and qualified to teach math, even if i'm learning the day's topic myself, the night before.

    The bottom line is I want someone to meet with every single week to work problems with at a white-board, and go over anything we got stuck in during our previous week's studies, and set study goals for the next week.

    Plus, this plan is going to kill my social life--it will be nice to have some company, here in study ''''.

    Once we're through the calculus, we can churn and burn through the rest of the stuff if our study group jels.

    Let me know if you're out there in the Dallas Fort Worth area. I live in Grapevine, TX.

    Suzanne
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