20 March 2012

i've never liked middle schoolers, but this one's pretty cool

I tutor the same sixth-grade girl every Tuesday night for two hours. I need to make up a name for her, so you'll feel like you know her. Let's call her Hinda. Hinda is smart (tonight for a challenge problem I taught her some simple geometry and algebra), really little (which I think makes her seem even smarter, because I forget she's in sixth grade), gentle, imaginative, remarkably free of pretense (hopefully she won't lose that quality as she becomes a teenage girl), and always entertaining. Here's something she said tonight that I really enjoyed:

Hinda: I like chocolate milk, but now I'm against it.
Me: Why?
Hinda: I'm trying something new.

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