First post here, looking forward to your suggestions and opinions.

I am currently taking Calculus 1 and so far so good. I have had some challenging days but so far I am managing an A-, not bad I guess considering this is my first time ever taking Calculus. However, I have heard that Calc 2 is by far the toughest Lower Division Math course and so it's not recommended to be taken during the summer. I do work FT and have a family so summers usually have been the time to take GE classes and not major prep. So my question is, should I consider taking Calculus 2 since I only need one more GE class which I can take online and try to move on to linear algebra in the Fall? I don't want to just get by, I've managed really good grades since returning to college (I am 32) and don't want to set up myself for failure.

On a slightly different note, since returning to college in the Spring of 07, I've developed a love for teaching and I think I'd enjoy teaching Math the most (although I am a CS major) so I am entertaining the thought of returning right after earning my BS to pursue a MS in Math so I can teach and the JC level. Is B throughout Calculus, DiffEQ etc... good enough for teaching? I feel I have the ability to teach, I help other students and for the most part can see what's going on in most of my math so far but I am somewhat of a perfectionist (so says my wife :-) and am under the impression that only As will do to be able to teach. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF IM JUST BEING UNREALISTIC :-)

Questions to Math professors

If you could share some wisdom, what would be your advice to someone in my shoes?

Thank you for reading!

HPTORRES