Sunday, November 26, 2006

poor kid and a BeeGee

Wow, what a stressful time I had while tutoring yesterday morning! I tried to introduce the concept of place value to my student... and he started crying!!! I didn't even finish explaining and he just kept crying and crying for almost five minutes. It took me such a long time before I could finally convince him that we were going to do something else.

I talked to his mom after our session and told her what happened. Apparently, he had a bad experience with a former teacher who would always pressure him to get things right the first time. So now, whenever he doesn't understand something right away, or doesn't know what to do when he sees a worksheet, he cries and cries and cries. I told the mom to keep encouraging him to try new things. :S Wawa naman.

It's really interesting how one person can impact another's. Hopefully this kid isn't scarred for life. What a mean teacher!!!

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Since the boyfriend's aunt had some extra complimentary tickets, we watched "The BeeGees" - well more like A BeeGee - live in concert at the Araneta Coliseum. He only sang 9 songs because he's really expensive daw. The last two songs were Staying Alive and Tragedy. It was really interesting watching the old people dance along to the music. Halfway through Tragedy, I saw some of them starting to sit down because they looked really tired. :P I was just one of those corny people sitting down and looking around. Staying Alive is not the same without the unusually high male voice! Oh well. :P

13 comments:

amoniputi said...

poor kid indeed! wawa.

moonpool said...

Grabe 'noh? I mean, his reaction to not understanding what I was explaining was totally unexpected... :S

lei said...

you scared him! hehe joke. wawa naman yung kid. traumatized. oh well. hope he gets over it.

eggy said...

poor kid scarred for life because of ericka's teaching methods..you don't have to force knowledge into their puny brains huhu..

moonpool said...

Nako, I didn't force him. I was really shocked because I totally didn't expect him to cry!

eggy said...

hm.. maybe you were stepping on his foot when you were cramming information into his lil brain.. hm...

gladzalwayshappy said...

poor kiddo... tsk tsk... hehehe!! anyway whoa bee gees?? talk about resurrected from the dead huh... hehehehe!! so did they also wear that white suit with white bell bottoms na pants na mala John Travolta ang dating!! Hihihi!! One of them is dead right??? HHmmmm....

eggy said...

oh lookie, rich ass is alive!! is that you lola? hehe

moonpool said...

Nah, he was just wearing a yellow blazer... No costume change or anything, 9 songs lang eh...

eggy, I did not hurt that child in any way ha...

ton said...

was he taller than you?

ahahahaha

eggy said...

bwahaha good one

moonpool said...

What great friends I have talaga...

amoniputi said...

wawa mga kids. may student akong kilala, cutter mhen. as in may scars sa arms. :(