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General Middle School High School Undergraduate
"They don't understand what I'm doing. They couldn't really help me. Neither went to college and they don't get what I'm doing now. They just basically encouraged me and told me I could do it, and I could do whatever".
"My mom (helps). My dad always works. I don't think he understands anything and my mom does some of it and says wow. I can't believe you're doing this. He's kind of afraid of math and steps away from it."
"But like my mom or my dad, they got a divorce. So my dad lives in California, so I don't really keep in touch with him, cuz he hasn't called for a while. So I live with my mom, so like whenever I have questions I just go to my teachers because my mom, she's working a lot."
"My mom doesn't know it; she wasn't taught well enough. My dad knows a lot; my mom can only do my brother's 3rd grade math."
"I also get a lot of encouragement from my mom. It's just that she's not good in math. So I don't really ask her for help. And she's not home a lot; she's at work."