Yesterday I posted about a boy called Angus who I get to work with in the center. I was excited because I got him to pay attention and sit through a little bit of his session. It is my hope that one day I will get him to sit through an entire session.
Miracles of miracles….today was that day!
The Scottish schools are on holiday, and when that happens, the center is open early in the day so that kids can come in and do their sessions while their parents are at work. When I got to the center this morning, Angus was in a zone and had just started his session for the day. He was bright eyed and bushy tailed, which I took as a good sign. The minute Angus saw me, he jumped off his chair and gave me a hug. There were only six kids working, so I sat down with Angus and told him that I would work through some of his session with him. I feel bad that I took over another tutor’s job, but Angus did everything I asked of him on the first task, and before I knew it, we completed his entire session! He was able to have a one-on-one with me, which is probably never going to happen again, but for me it was totally worth it.
I made sure that I talked to his gran before he left so that she knew how good he was today, and how stoked I was to be able to work with him again. He told her I was his favorite tutor, but I think that is just because I let him draw pictures on the whiteboard every time he answers three questions.
It really doesn’t hurt my ego though to know that he had a good day and I was a part of that.