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Penny Williams
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Hi Andy!

A lot of universities offer tutoring to students (my daughter’s offers free tutoring in all subjects). Check into that — working with someone really skilled at math may help you get the work done in a little less time and with a lot less stress.

Also, be kind to yourself. Intelligence is not the sole measure of academic abilities. There’s so much more to it. Yes, you are “smart enough.” But, are you as focused and organized? Probably not since you have ADHD. You are going back to school later in life — something many of us don’t think we can do (even those of us without ADHD). You love learning and you are willing to put forth great effort to do so. These qualities put you leaps and bounds ahead.

Here are some strategies for going back to college when you have ADHD:

10 Back-to-School Tips for Grownups

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Trainer on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism