Lisa, TeacherReady Teacher in Thailand
I have been working with a handful of students and just last week a student who was trying really hard to fall in-between the cracks blew me away. He is always late for class or skips, he comes in smelling like smoke and he never does any homework, he also received a 0 last term with his previous teacher. I retested him to the level we are on now and at first he got 0/10 questions correct. I spent some of my office hours working with him and I even sat down at his lunch table for a good 5 minutes talking with him and his peers about why it is important to learn English in Thailand. I used the key verbs in his next test when testing him on the vocabulary and he got 10/10 correct. He was so happy he asked to call his father… I was so proud of him I also wrote a note home to his parents and I think he will be able to translate it to them (he told me he could). Ever since he has had the taste of success he has been attending my class, he comes in on time (still smells like smoke but I will choose my battles) and continues to make time to see me for tutoring in my office hours. I couldn’t be more proud…
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