UpdateApril 17, 2008
Groovy Day, My Readers,
Just thought I would bounce around some random stuff that I feel the need to express.
ONE. One thing is my tutoring has begun! I have completed my 4-5 weeks (I forget…) training which was extremely light but fun, and am now working with a young mother who wants help with her mathematics skills in order to pass the GED. She tells me that she quit school in 9th grade, tried to go back for 10th, quit again, and repeated one more attempt before deciding the GED path would work for her.
She’s bright. She’s somewhat motivated. She’s already told me once, “hey, I’m not stupid.” OUCH! I felt so bad! And really had to think what I said! Maybe I am being TOO encouraging and using TOO MUCH inflection, “Yes! You know this!!! clap, clap, yippee!!!!!” So, I have to be a tad less happy, I think.
However, it is tough stuff to KNOW something and not quite have the grasp of how to explain the something.
I want to over-explain, I’m afraid. She has a tendency to get lost in the words of the problem rather than step back and create a scenario with it that makes sense. See? Does THAT make sense?
I think we will work it out and we ARE getting along. She IS quick and seems to not get frustrated too easily. She keeps her appointments and wants to go fast. So far, so good.
TWO. The second update is… I’m leaving on a weekend trip and have a Photo Friday post ready to post this afternoon. I LOOOOVE the feature to publish at a later time.
THREE. Grace gave me a reading! Now, I’m not at all sure what all – or how it’s done – etc. But I’m willing to share some of this online. next week. If y’all want me to.