One of the most difficult things in college is approaching a terror professor for help. Only a handful of students make it through college or graduate school without asking for some assistance from the professor for help at one time or another. What you need to understand is that pride is not an option here. If your professor seems unapproachable, you need to bring your pride down and ask for the assistance that you need in order to succeed.
There are a few reasons why you ask for help. It may have something to do with failing exams because you were unable to understand the course material; falling behind due to inability to attend class because of various reasons; seeking advice on how to handle college as a whole; and many more. Most of the time, a student would fail to ask for help out of embarrassment or intimidation. These are the anxieties that you need to deal with if you want to succeed in your college life.
The anxieties are even higher if you are taking masters degree. Like in teaching certification class, you are expected that you already know a certain level of knowledge and skills that it becomes discomforting to admit that you need to seek help to get your teaching certificate. It is also higher if you are taking masters in special education online as the thinking that the professor might make fun of you is always there because you seem to have the confidence of simply taking a course online but still failing.
Understand this… your professors are there because their job is to help you, not to bring you down. Some of them may sound obnoxious or even antisocial, but ultimately, they are there to assist you. just throw the pride and anxieties outside the window and start working to get the success you always wanted.