I have dreamed of owning my own business since I was young. I use to watch my dad go off to work every day and listen to him complain when he got home at night. His boss always made him mad. I knew at a young age that I would strive to build my own business to avoid working for someone else. So I decided I needed to go to school.
I entered the local community college at age 18. I was sure of only one thing and that was my grades. I was not one of the smarter cookies in the cookie jar, so to speak. I always struggled but I managed to complete high school. The first thing I had to do was meet with a counselor. The counselor sat down with me and we mapped out my future together. The future I chose would help me to achieve my own business and my own success. I knew I needed to take business classes. I needed to also take classes to help improve my speech and writing skills. Owning your own business can be very rewarding but with me it was a necessity. I never want to go through what my father did. I knew I was going to be my own boss.
The first day I entered my first class at college I can remember the excitement. I had my new stack of books, my book bag, my new pens and paper. I was ready to learn. The first instructor was very good to answer all my questions. Before I knew it, the teacher was helping me pass my first test by introducing me to a tutor. Instructors in community type colleges and smaller adult colleges are very good at working with the students. They are eager to see their students succeed and spend a lot of one on one time with the students.
Tutors are available in most colleges. They are usually someone that is really smart or someone that has just taken the same class. Tutors can help with setting up good study habits. They also help with setting up a schedule to work on problem areas. The tutor that was working with me did a great job. She sat down and took the lessons one by one. She showed me what my strong points were and helped me work through my weaker points.
Test day is sometimes very stressful for me. I use to try to pack in information every minute until the test. I soon learned that this was causing me a lot of stress and confusing me to the point of messing up on my tests. One thing that helped me was to take the reading and study skills class. This class helped me to learn how to pick out the important parts and how to study for tests. I recommend this class to anyone that is going to college. I will always use the skills I learned in this class to help me pass other classes. This is one lesson I hope everyone that reads can take from me.