Comments: A Quote from Bones

Sounds like the place to be... maybe I should sign up... ;)

Posted by pam at June 19, 2012 08:42 AM

Perfect! You have found a place that is a treasure! That is just awesome and I am betting that once they get him on a roll, he'll pick up stuff so fast it will make your head spin... and you'll be wondering why in the world we ever send them to regular schools. LOL.

Now the real test will come when you find out how much he retains. Got everything crossed for you because I know it would be such a huge weight off your shoulders.

Posted by Teresa at June 19, 2012 01:19 PM

It's really strange how genetic predisposition works, lurching through the generations. You and I have the "numbers" gene. Bones dodged it completely. I scored a 4.0 in my differential equations final, and I have an almost photographic memory for numbers. On the other hand, I can't remember names, and I usually can't put a face with a situation. Bones will do fine in life if he can just get through his math requirements.

Posted by Angus of Falkirk at June 19, 2012 04:05 PM

What you have found, is someone whos gift is working with young people like Bones. Someone who knows how to relate math to his world view, and does not get (as) frustrated with the particulars of teaching a mind that does not inherently recognize rules or boundrys. Good on you, that you realize that even though you can toutor 99.9% of the other students in the ways of the Math with great success, you may not be able to with Bones. Somebody else, who is not his Mother, pumping him up and telling him they know he can do it (and holding him to account) will very helpfull in convincing him that, it indeed needs to be done, and he CAN do it. Sounds like you are on the right track.

Posted by Web at June 20, 2012 09:49 AM

Ha - the wonderful woman who tutored my son through High School and was instrumental in getting him to graduation, told me she was completely unable to tutor her own son. This is not an unusual thing at all.

Posted by Teresa at June 20, 2012 10:03 AM