Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Back to Teaching

A friend of Brian's called me a few weeks ago about tutoring his daughter. She didn't make very good grades this year and needs to do a lot of work before they will pass her to the sixth grade. I told him sure--I could use the extra money. We started this week, and I'm actually having fun doing fifth grade math and science! It's so nice to have a willing student--it helps me remember why I love to teach. When I taught high school, I only had about 10 willing students out of 150. Not a very good ratio.

We meet three times a week for two hour sessions here at the house--it's going to be interesting. I wanted to meet when Clayton was having therapy, but their schedule doesn't allow for that. So Clayton spends the whole time she is here flirting and trying to get her attention by yelling and banging toys. She says it doesn't bother her because she has a three year old brother, but I hate that he can't be entertained by a cartoon show or a movie while she's here. Maybe he'll get used to her after a few sessions. I'm hoping this will be a lesson in self-entertainment for him!

3 comments:

~Denise aka NYNative said...

hey girl save that extra income for Scrap Etc '07!!!

Oscar T. Grouch said...

WOuldn't matter even if he could be parked in front of the TV. If someone was over he would still be there bugging you right away. Glad you are doing something rewarding that makes you feel good.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU ARE MAKING IN THAT CHILDS LIFE! WHAT AN INSPIRATION YOU ARE TO SO MANY PEOPLE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!