I Only Wish I Had More Time To Study!

I’m enjoying studying again and I am even enjoying studying maths. I wrote the other day about how I used to be good at maths, but had fallen behind and given up in my school days, then labelled myself as ‘bad at maths’ thereon. But being ‘bad at maths’ for me mainly meant, “I can’t be Read More

Surely If I Just Try Hard Enough I Should Always Be Able To Succeed, Shouldn’t I?

In my downtime I’ve been browsing through some books about emotional self-care. One of them is Self Compassion by Kristin Neff, and there was a sentence that really resonated with me in an early chapter. “Surely if I just try hard enough I should always be able to succeed, shouldn’t I?” For me, this sentence conjures Read More

Provisional Grades Are In: Passing So Far!

Provisional grades from my Data Science apprenticeship so far show that I am not only passing, but passing with a high mark on some of my submissions! The most recent of these, a portfolio combining learning, professional writing, reflection and programming, is something I am especially proud of. I can’t help but look back to the Read More

Can I Get Enough Of Studying?

Last week was my latest contact week with the university, where we spend 3 hour sessions with the tutors going through tasks they’ve set out and asking questions. The week before that I took off as study time to work on my programming portfolio. This week, I went tutor hunting and have booked myself tutoring sessions Read More

It’s Dangerous To Go (Into Maths) Alone! Take This (Tutor)

That’s a reference from the first Legend of Zelda video game, for you non-gamers out there. This morning I woke up early and finally took the step I’ve needed to take for a while; hiring a maths tutor. I’ve been scraping by in the Data Science degree, but there are some particular areas that I’m not Read More