I received this email:
Thank you for utilizing your gifts to teach Latin. I know Ruby emailed you this morning to express her gratitude and I must say it’s huge for her to have anything but dread and feelings of inadequacy with Latin! There is something special about your style, and that has drawn her in.
I tutor Challenge B and this is my first year to tutor the Latin strand, so I too am grateful for your entertaining and effective method of teaching. I hope to be like you when I grow up!
ps – As a native of Oklahoma, I am familiar with Altus. I think we played Altus in basketball, a loooooooooong time ago;)
Here is my reply:
I was super happy to receive your daughter’s email. Made my day. I deal with so many “Latin refugees”. In some ways, I have a sad job. Some of the stories are hard to read. It means a lot to me when a student takes the time to turn around and say, “Thank you.”
Thanks for your note, too. It means even more to me when an adult says “Thank you.”
I was in Altus when I was young. All of my earliest memories originate in Altus, Oklahoma. It’s weird, but every time I pick up the scent of a certain type of oil, my mind instantly flashes back to Altus.
Have a great day!