Well, I am a teacher--officially. =) Not, of course, a *real* teacher with a permit and all, but a teacher nonetheless. Are you surprised?
Well, it all started a few months ago with a friend of ours’, who has six boys and a new baby girl, and also works. Her youngest son, in kindergarten, is the only one she can home school at the moment, and so is doing her best to teach him when she can. He loves to learn and doesn’t want to be public schooled, and so his Mother was having a terrible time FINDING time. One day, she called us up, and asked if Olivia (my sister, 17) and I might consider tutoring him once a week in language arts and writing for a few hours. Would we ever! I can only ponder all the benefits of this experience--for all of us! On our little student’s end, he will be having fun with people he knows (we are all very attached), while learning at the same time. WE will be getting excellent training for future years when we, hopefully, will be home schooling our children. Isn’t it exciting?
But that is not all. A few weeks later, a woman whom we had not heard from in a long time met my mom at the store. She told my mom that she had been thinking of Olivia and I recently, and that she had been very impressed with us when she came over to dinner once…5 years ago, when I was nine and Liv was twelve (I was rather surprised, but touched to hear that)! Anyways, SHE was wondering if we could tutor her grandson, in reading. Now, we will have two kindergarten students, starting in the next week or so. Who knows--maybe our class will grow? I never thought I would be a teacher at fourteen, but then again, the Lord does seem to surprise us quite frequently!
~Painting: "The Teacher" by Norman Rockwell~