I wanted to take a minute to share a little note that I received from a former student of mine. We will call him Jim.
Jim came to me when he was in 3rd grade. When we interviewed I asked him to read to me and painfully he read 3 words and was done. He had just finished with a very expensive program for his reading that he admittedly did not like and said that he got nothing out of it, and his mom concurred. Needless to say, he was very frustrated with reading and hated it.
Jim worked with me for about two and a half years, and to my great sadness left due to moving to another state. My sadness was equal to or maybe greater than his, as we had been through so much together. He is a great young man.
In my upcoming book I go over some of the tools we used to achieve his giant accomplishment, but I really wanted to share this little note he sent me after he moved. The title of this piece is "Tears of Joy", and believe me, each time I read the note, I cry for his success!
During my time with you I learned a lot. You were helpful and kind.
Because of you I am reading better. In fact, to this day, I think if I hadn't met you I would not be reading.
Thank You Jim
The moral of this story - Never give up, it can be done! Yes, he worked very hard, but he did it!
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