Does it make sense to get a tutor and/or to study for the SAT?
Absolutely! Though the test was originally designed to assess individuals' intellect and level of preparation for college, it has become a fairly standardized and predictable process. Preparing for the SAT involves a lot with understanding how the test takers think and what they are trying to do with the problems. Therefore, there are numerous tricks, tips, and shortcuts to mastering the test even without a very strong fundamental background in math or social sciences. The key is practice! The more time spent reviewing SAT problems, the better a person will do!
Why does Algebra matter? When will I have to solve for X in real life?
The understanding of algebra, even at a basic and fundamental level, will help with all future math related courses. Algebra is the backbone of calculus, trigonometry, geometry, finance, economics, and accounting. Even having a rough understanding of this material will have an incredible impact on a person's understanding of how the world around him/her works!
What is the point of accounting if I will not go into that industry, or even into a career in business?
Accounting knowledge and information is extremely useful and beneficial for people in all walks of life. It is applicable from anyone in the business arena to stay-at-home moms. The understanding of how to read and interpret financial reports/documents will be drastically valuable throughout life. Accounting is the understanding and application of financial data. This can help individuals save for retirement, purchase homes, invest in companies, open a business, communicate with managers, and countless other areas. It is no surprise that over 60% of all CEO's have an accounting background!