Here it is for people that would take the time to read out the issue i am in at the moment. I am 16 years old and in 10th grade. The issue lies with my programming teacher. He is not exactly the type of person you would want to have as a teacher because of a few reasons. One is that he does not explain anything. He basically gives a VERY brief outline of the new things we are learning but he never goes fully in depth about them which gets all of the students confused considering we barely have any information in our head to use while we program. Secondly, he gets frustrated very easily which makes it impossible to ask him questions...Its better to just not speak with him at all because if you dont understand something and you come to him for help, he will raise his voice more then actually assist you.
I know there is the option of teaching yourself the entire language(i am learning java) but I honestly do not have the time for that because of highschool work. Although i have been doing something very similar to teaching yourself in terms of what we are going over in class. Since he does not explain anything, i have to go research about it on my own and practice programming based off that. I honestly do not care about ANYTHING else except programming. Its what I want to do and I know i wont be changing my mind.
What i really wanted to bring up with all of you is my plan that i am going through with. Like i said before, i am only passionate about programming and i do think i am very good at it(could be MUCH better if it wasent for the teacher/mentor). I'm planning on taking the CHSPE(California profficiency examination) test this june so I can go straight into college instead of continue on with highschool. The test is basically the equivelent of a highschool diploma if you pass it. I have multiple reasons as to why i am deciding to take this test but the other reasons dont matter. The most important one is because I want to continue with my programming path. The only way i could possibly understand programming/computer science much more then i already do is if i leave highschool and go to a professor that is willing to help me with my progression. At the moment i am stuck and can not continue my programming because it has been a year now and we have gotten so far into the language that it has gotten too difficult/complex for me do anymore unless i spend hours a day teaching myself, which i dont have time for because of highschool, or if the teacher would actually be willing to help me which he does not. I feel like i would be benefiting myself if i just end all this nonsense thats going on in highschool so i can move on with what I really want to do in life. I am assuring myself that my future college professor will be a good one with explaining so I can finally get to the real learning in java and other languages.
Personaly, I am extremely excited by the idea of finally going to college to learn programming and put most of my focus on that instead of other subjects that will be meaningless for me in the future, but do you guys think that i am making the right choice with my programming decision? If you do, do you have any suggestions that could help me out for the future. If you dont, could you please tell me why? Its a bit strange for me to come out like this and post about whats going on, but many people here have more knoweledge then me when it comes to the industry i want to work in so I have to ask. Thanks for the help everyone.
This post has been edited by RyanSorkhpoosh: 01 May 2012 - 04:49 AM