then again, if the guy is willing to say that ..
I know a lot of people who say that they absolutely hate math because they think, for some reason, that they are not good at it. You should consider giving math another try. Math is not just about algebra: algebra is just the boring stuff you do in the end of the problem. The cool stuff is the abstract thinking and mathematical modelling of the real world. That stuff is like superpowers, especially combined with computer knowledge... then he can't be all bad, right? (-: