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    I'm currently studying in my first year, mathematics degree at a decent university. A close family member passed away during the christmas break and it allowed me a lot of time to contemplate "whys". I don't enjoy maths at all. My passion is teaching and the most fun I have is the small bit of tutoring I do during the week.

    I don't know where I go from here, because I know that if I was to continue Maths, then the next 2 and a half years would be hell. I'm in the process of asking myself "why" I would put myself through something, where I would have no passion in.

    I'm scared if I don't make a decision now then it will be too late. Also I had already taken a gap year before I started university so I feel like I'd be two years late.

    I guess I'm just asking for some options/advice.

    Thanks :confused:

    What kind of teaching do you want to do? If maths teaching it would make sense to finish your degree and then a teaching qualification. Do you want to teach other subjects or primary education? In which case that is another issue.

    Oh and tutoring isn't the same as teaching trust me. Tutoring, teaching, lecturing, very different skills required.
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    I don't know what teaching I'd like to do :/, The only thing I'm certain of is that I would like to work in education. I guess the only reason I picked Maths is because I think I'm ok at it.

    That's my issue. I just don't know exactly what I want to do. The only thing I know is that maths doesn't wake me up in the morning and it doesn't fill me with joy or passion and I hate the idea of going through education and just going through the motions.

    If you truly and deeply don't enjoy and/or like Mathematics, and feel as if it's something you don't wish to do in the future then don't continue with it.

    You'll live your life with regret knowing you had a valuable and reasonable opportunity to mend the error.

    It's better to take appropriate steps now in order to prevent you from reminiscing. Believe me!

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    Yeah, I really don't want to live with the regrets of not going with what I want to do. Losing my dad has taught me to make the most of things as they are and though it's important to plan for the future it shouldn't come at the expense of your present. I want to make a difference to the madness that is the education system but I don't want to get consumed by it.
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