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However, I found that not only do I love learning math, I thoroughly enjoy teaching the subject. I became a tutor for anyone that wanted to learn mathematics of any form from algebra to calculus. I mainly tutored my classmates in AP Calculus and they claim that whatever I did made math seem logical and helped them out. I decided that I wanted to make mathematics a career and also teach math. I've considered becoming a high school teacher for mathematics (or physics, I do love physics), however, I really enjoy teaching Calculus or something more intellectually entertaining. Due to the fact that I loved math and also enjoyed teaching, I have thought that perhaps becoming a university professor would be a clever choice. I know I'll need to go to graduate school and get a Ph.D. (I was hoping to do so anyways).

However, I have a few questions:

1: What sort of mathematical studies would be beneficial to me over my summer? I've been reading Calculus Volume I by Apostol and doing the problem sets (far more interesting than my other Calculus textbooks.) I wanted to begin studying Analysis, but wasn't sure what sort of mathematical preparations were required before one could study.

2: In order to become a professor, what must I do? Must I first get a Ph.D., do some mathematical work and then in a few years get a job as a professor?

3: Any helpful advice would be appreciated and any ideas on what textbooks are good for studying Analysis, Linear Algebra (Currently using Friedberg) and any other mathematics courses.

Thank you