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What was your most difficult course in college?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Special Education Teacher interview

Advice
This answer can be concise but it is best to give an example of a specific difficulty and what you did to overcome that difficulty.
Basic answer example
"One of the most challenging courses for me while obtaining my degree was Statistics. Because I am more therapy and behavioural based by nature, it was difficult for me to fully embrace the factual parts of this course. I did find a tutor for that class and was able to pass it with a good grade."

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What was your most difficult course in college?
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A very fast paced research class in which my computer broke down.
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I would say Kinesiology because I needed to develop a system for remebering names of bones/muscles.
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My most challenging class was math but it also taught me to develop strategies to learn mathimatical concepts and when to ask for tutoring.There are no stupid questions so ask if need help.
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Geometry. But I asked for help and learned to use tools to get the answers you needed.
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Geometry until I learn the tools needed to understand the problems.
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Geometry until I learned the tools needed to understand the problems.
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My most difficult course in college was mathematics as I stuggled with it.
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Physics. It was more an astonomy class and the labs were late at night. The labs were from 11pm to 1 am. My notes were not the best. I found recording my notes helped alot.
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My most difficult course in college was Chemistry for nonscience learners. I struggled with the Chemistry concepts--spent many long nights writing detailed notes in order to grasp some concepts.
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My most difficult course in college was math because of all the formulas and fractions.
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My most difficult course was Literature Assessment because it stretched my thinking and completely reshaped the way I thought about data monitoring and assessment.
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My most difficult course in college was History of Western Art. My professor lectured and showed movies each class. When had to take a test, my professor gave me a list of words to study. Due to having this class, I was able to learn the importance of engaging all students and the importance of making sure that students are able to relate to the material.
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My most difficult course in college was learning about the history of education. This was challening for me because I was just beginning my education courses and was not fully aware as to what education was currently like, making it more difficult to understand the challenges education has endured.
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The most difficult college course for me was Elementary Mathematics.
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My most difficult course in college was Chemistry.
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My most difficult course in college was experimental psychology.
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I would say statistics because I was very intimidated by math and I was concerned about effectively applying the concepts taught. But I recognized my tripidation and that lead to me working harder.
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Mathematics I have always struggled with math. I received a B in that class.
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My most challenging class in college was Algebra. My challenges in that class helped me understand the challenges students have in math.
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Math was my most difficult subject in college.
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My most difficult course in college was Biology. Not only was it difficult for me to understand, but it was a night course. So I was in a class I was uninterested in for 3 hours at night. However, I managed to get an A through some long late night study sessions.
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You are a popular teacher in the school, can you tell me how you feel about being a teacher?
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My most difficult course in college was Calculus.
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I have not attended college yet.
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College level math courses have always been a struggle for me. However, I used every resource available to succeed in the classes.
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Why did you choose education?
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Math was my most challenging subject although I found it fun once I learned how to solve the equations.
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Math was my most challenging subject although I found it fun once I learned how to solve the equations.
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Working on an IEP with team members that were scattered around the US trying to get it correct.
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Getting an IEP together with a group that is scattered all over the US.
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Writing an IEP with a team that is scattered across the US
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Understanding all the different types of Special needs.
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My most difficult course in college was Weather and Climate. It was difficult because it was a lot of memorization and science.
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My most difficult courses in college were my science courses.
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My most difficult course in college was a course about drug abuse. I originally signed up for it because I wanted to be a psychologist but I wasn't interested in it so it became a class that felt like busy work.
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My most difficult course in college was a course about designing lesson plans. It was tricky to come up with pretend scenarios in which students were behaving inappropriately during a lesson.
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The most difficult course in college was Children's literature. There are so many new books I was unaware of and it made it hard to pick books when it came to a book report.
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The most difficult course in college was cultural anthropology.
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Statistics was difficult for me. I had just lost my grandfather that quarter and I have an english/science mind so math does not come easy to me. I spent some time with my cousin getting help to understand the work better.
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My most difficult course in college was Calculus. I overcame this challenging course by finding a tutor who was able to make calculus fun for me.
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It would probably in science. I think it was a biology class.
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My most difficult course in college was math.
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My most difficult course in college was geology we were we studied rocks and all the different types of rocks and it was difficult for me to understand but I ended up getting a tutor and I ended up understanding the material.
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History. I have a difficult time remembering names and dates. To overcome this challenge, I created note cards with the information on them. Usually, after writing the note cards, I didn't need them! The act of writing out the information helped me learn it. I also would read my textbooks out loud. This helped tremendously!
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Music appreciation because I had to learn how to play the recorder.

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