As someone finishing up their BSc in Electrical Engineering, it is becoming very clear that I need to improve my mathematically abilities significantly if I want to pursue any more education.
I always considered myself to be at least decent at mathematics. In High School, I took the Calculus BC exam and got a 5 on it very easily. It just feels like I got lost somewhere along the way in College. I will admit when I took Calculus II or III, I was not the best student but managed to do okay in those courses. However, now I am taking a higher level math course (Stochastic Processes) and a graduate level EE course (Optimal Systems). The latter focuses on a lot of concepts from Real Analysis to motivate the discussion of optimization.
I don't think I have ever struggled so much in any course ever. It's difficult for me to see solutions, and sometimes I do not even understand the solutions after seeing them. It's especially demoralizing for me to see other people in my class see solutions almost instantly. At this point, I don't know if I am just bad at math or my weak fundamentals are holding me back or a combination of both. I guess the broader question is how would I get better at math? I have been reading How to Solver it by Polya but I find it hard to actually apply the ideas I am reading about.
Any suggestions or ideas would be helpful. Thanks!