When I teach, I put my whole self out there. I love what I do, and believe strongly in my subject matter. I'm writing the curriculum, and delivering the product. Teaching teens means that immediate, positive, feedback is not guaranteed. Sometimes, when teaching online, I'm staring at a bunch of black boxes. In person, the complex reality of teen life interferes as well. So, when I learn that I've made a difference, it makes a real impact on me. While I'm not one to brag, I wanted to share some recent parent feedback from Outschool because when parents take time to write a review like this, it helps me know I'm on the right track.
"My 9th-grader signed up for this weekly class...in order to...decide whether to sign up for a year-long class in the fall. The class has surpassed our wildest expectations! It immediately became the hightlight of the week... After slogging through a challenging 9th-grade homeschool year, I'd almost given up hope that we'd ever find our way back to such enthusiasm and excitement about learning.... I'm SO happy...and SO grateful."
I'm really looking forward to working with this student in the fall. Reviews like that make all the work worth it! If you are a teacher, you know exactly what I mean.