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!!!
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