Hi, Bob !
I'm going to give you a piece of advice another student gave me when I was struggling with classes and it's this,"Get a tutor".
I know many students (and I was one of them) think they must be stupid if they have to go to a tutor for help. That's NOT true. In fact, students who have tutors ARE the smart ones ! A good tutor can give you tips that will help make difficult concepts easier to grasp. In some cases, the tutor may be a better teacher than the instructor. I worked with some terrific tutors who helped turn my failures into Bs and better.
So, don't be afraid to ask for help from a tutor. Most colleges and university offer tutoring services for their students. If you're struggling with calculus now, you're going to have worse problems when you get to differential calc or fourier analysis. that's assuming you pass calc. If you can't pass calc, you won't make it to more advanced classes.
Calculus is the foundation for many upper level courses. You have to do well in calc if you want to be a major in math. Therefore, if you're having problems, get a tutor to help you. Believe me, a good tutor will open your eyes and make things much more clearer.
I also recommend this series of books by REA called Problem Solvers. www.amazon.com/Calculus-Problem-Solver-Sol
These books workout hundreds of different problems line by line. So, look for this book and definitely get in touch with a tutor ASAP.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 2/20/2013 (12:25)