How to improve remedial education

Such an approach worked well for Jessica Grubb, 22, of the Round Rock, Texas, near Austin. After years of struggling, the Texas State University special education major knocked out her math requirement during a summer class that met from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. five days a week. She now works as a math tutor.

“This program has literally changed my life,” she said, adding that figuring out a tip at a restaurant used to make her panic. “It gives people a second chance.”

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