Comments: Baseball, Scouts and... Clams

If anyone can help that boy, you can. I have faith, but I'm sending some extra prayers in case anyone up there is listening.

Posted by Teresa at March 10, 2011 11:33 PM

I'm not sure if your looking for advise, but here is mine. Anyone will learn faster if the task is fun and not stressfull. Do try to assess him first to really make sure he knows +-/* and keep a positive attitude about your own abilities to teach.

May God bless your work.

Posted by AC at March 11, 2011 12:54 AM

Hey, if I can help, let me know. On either marines or math. Don't forget trajectory of a bullet is a good learning device. ;-)

Posted by vwbug at March 11, 2011 05:33 AM

Praying for both of you! You're the best, Bou. You saw his great need and stepped forward... It takes a special person to do what you did.

Keep us updated!

Posted by pam at March 11, 2011 11:15 AM

With the desire, I'm betting that the math will work it's way through. And that clam stunt must require some strength.

Posted by Carl Brannen at March 11, 2011 06:59 PM

I think you are probably the best person to help him, and the fact that he sought you out, he will be much more receptive to it. I will be praying for him and for guidance for you.

Posted by Tina at March 12, 2011 01:36 PM

Prayers for you and the young aspiring Marine... I know you will do all that is humanly possible...

Thanks for ending with the clam... I really needed the laugh.

Posted by jck at March 13, 2011 06:03 PM

I know you are fully capable of teaching him algebra. I hope it works. As a suggestion, check out khanacademy.org where Mr. Khan has put together over 2,100 videos explaining many school questions, a lot of which are algebra. You may find a video that can help him out. Good luck to you; he's lucky to have you behind him.
And P.S. -- what's the word from the school choices in your family?

Posted by Suzanne at March 13, 2011 07:57 PM