Student Success Story

Our monthly professional development session this morning included a panel on student success stories.  Several students recounted how they overcame challenges in their lives ultimately enabling them to succeed in high school. Their stories were inspirational, heartbreaking, and, at times, humorous.  My time was well spent, and my teacher batteries topped off.

Providing the greatest charge, one of the student panelists recounted how one course, and its one teacher, changed her life.  As she described her year in the course, and the extended support provided by the teacher, I choked up slightly as I soon learned she was speaking about me.

It felt great to know a student appreciated my effort to help her and her classmates learn calculus.  She persevered in the course working from a prerequisite deficit, as had many of her classmates.  However, her personal struggles towered over any issue her classmates faced.

She is one impressive young lady destined for greatness.  I am honored I had the opportunity to teach her, and wish her health and wealth as she moves toward graduation this spring and college in the fall.  She starts at an Ivy league school on a full-ride with the world at her doorstep.

God bless America.

About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Independent consultant and junior college adjunct instructor. Former secondary math teacher who taught math intervention, algebra 1, geometry, accelerated algebra 2, precalculus, honors precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics. Prior to teaching, I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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2 Responses to Student Success Story

  1. Dave your senior ( experience and age only) says:

    just terrific to hear this; wish that there were more like her.


  2. Outstanding! Kudos to both teacher and student!


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