Today, I was able to see two children I have worked with in the past. The oldest will be a senior next year. She struggled with geometry and my husband worked with her more than I did. She was putting herself down because her ACT score was not as high as she wants it to be. I told her that her ACT score qualified her to be a millionaire. I am reading the Millionaire Mind and many of the millionaires did not have an ACT score as high as hers. She is planning on going to college. I was telling her about taking the CLEP tests and she does not have the confidence to think she is smart enough to pass them. I hope to talk to her parent and encourage the testing. She is so much smarter than she thinks she is. Her comment today was something about who would have dreamed she would be doing so well. She was comparing her Algebra success with her struggle in geometry.
The other child was really struggling to read and is now reading on grade level. There are several positive things going on in his life now. I do not know how much the tutoring helped. It is exciting to see him succeed.