Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Time Well Spent

I have the final on the first part of my tax class coming up on Saturday. I have to get at least 70% to get certified by the state of California and with at least 80% to get hired where I applied. This has me very worried since this class is kicking my butt.

And that's why I went to the lab class today. It's not required, but I figured that I could at least get some more computer time in, since the program we use isn't available for home computers. These labs are a great way to make up missed classes. I really like the fact that the teachers are taking turns doing these for us.

I got to lab today to discover that there were only 2 of us taking advantage of the opportunity. The other student is taking the course as a refresher since she passed it last year. (So much is covered that it's highly recommended that you take it 2 years in a row.) She was only there because she wanted more practice on the computer. That meant that she didn't really need much help.

All of that adds up to me getting a lot of one on one time with the teacher. The guy that was teaching today isn't my regular teacher, but he's the one that taught this course to my regular teacher however many years ago. He was great. I told him that I was studying for the final, so he grabbed his copy and started quizzing me. He actually went through and read each question to me straight out of the book and helped me find the answers that I didn't know. I now know exactly what areas I need to really concentrate on as I continue studying. It was great. He really boosted my confidence level. I am so glad that I went.

1 comment:

mielikki said...

I love it when things like that happen, what a golden opportunity for you, Jamie! Those others will be kicking themselves if they don't pass. I am sure you will!