The school was quiet when I received a message from a student from my IGCSE class. He asked if cut the school break short because he was bored staying at home. My first thought was, a kid wants a shorter school holiday?

I later found out that he had stopped attending all his tuition classes and had lots of time to kill. Why?

because the style of the teacher in Abedeen teaching is better

I am still working with him on his English. He has gained so much more confidence to speak since he came in January and that is all I can ask for right now. The more he speaks, the more he will get the hang of the grammar.

This is what the students get at Abedeen Academy. They learn according to their level and are given tasks and assignments that will elevate their interest and thirst for knowledge.

This student is one of the most hardworking students I have ever met. He is proactive and rarely complains about any work or task given. He does lack some self confidence. He is a classic case of ‘I know what I want to say, but I do not know how to say it’ and ‘What if I make a mistake teacher?’

I started digging into his background and found one thing that inspires him. His father. It sparked an idea!

A month ago, I gave him an assignment. His father is an extremely successful contractor. So I told him to study his father’s success from when he was a child, to the trials and tribulations that his father faced to become the success that he is today… and produce a book about his father.

A few weeks after he started writing, I noticed some changes in his attitude. He stopped telling me that things are difficult. He started coming to me with solutions. He started questioning the things he reads, which means he has started to read! Something he found his father does a lot. He has even started asking me what he should read to become more knowledgeable. Small changes, but with a big impact. He has made 2 major changes to the book he is writing. The more he learns about his father, the more he  is inspired to write.

When was the last time any of us felt inspired to learn? Look close by. People around you could just inspire you do learn and do more.



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