Friday, March 6, 2009

Say What???

Things sometimes start off well, and then unexpectedly take a turn for the worse. Yesterday was one of those days.

And then on top of it all, the little girl I mentor, N, was a pill! She came up with every single excuse not to read (I have to go to the bathroom/I dropped my orange and need to go get another one/I can't sit on this chair, etc). I was getting rather aggravated and told her I come in order to help her and the least she can do is try to pay attention.

That's when she told me that she would rather have a black tutor! For those of you who might not have realized, I'm as white as they come. The statement really took me by surprise and honestly hurt my feelings. I don't think I should be putting up with something like this.

I told the program coordinator about N's statement, and she had a chat with her and made her apologize to me. Not that the things improved in the reading department. I think we read 4 pages of a children's book during the entire 45 minute session.

Thank god for Ashley who took me out for ice cream afterwards and for Jenn who came over after work to cheer me up. I'm so lucky to have my friends!!!

1 comment:

Raven said...

Hi, I used to help a child read many years ago - he could only read two letter words sometime possibly three - which was very hard going. Instead of reading why not try some board games like scrabble to make it more interesting to her. As a joke you could also make a black mask and see if that helps!