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General Middle School High School Undergraduate
"My parents encouraged me but it had been so long since either one had taken school courses that they weren't much help."
"Parents didn't help as they don't know how to do the level of math I was doing; I know my mom was good at math in high school. She and Dad went to college but neither one finished."
"My parents tried to help me review in Junior and senior high but they didn't have the same level we were learning. I think it was hard for them to help me because they didn't learn it."
"My mom's not a math person. She couldn't explain calculus if her life depended on it. But my dad's just not very encouraging. Oh, I guess neither one is helpful."
"They never really helped me as neither of my parents is all that good at math."
"They didn't help. They kind of let me learn on my own; when I went to them they had forgotten what they learned in school."
"They didn't really help me out that much and I pretty much did it on my own."
"The higher level of math courses that I take, fewer of my family members have the ability to understand the material and be helpful to me with my homework."