Humans, there are one less!
Description:I first met that student 2 years ago. That day, he came to my tutorial centre, he burst into tears and said, “Please, please help me! Everything is very difficult for me!” “What’s going on?” I was curious to know...
I am Owl Adam, I haven’t updated my blog for a while. I eventually have time to write for it. Just a few days ago, I met that student again, his story was recalled in my mind. So, I would like to talk about him.
I first met that student 2 years ago. That day, he came to my tutorial centre, he burst into tears and said, “Please, please help me! Everything is very difficult for me!”
“What’s going on?” I was curious to know.
I saw him was in a tidy school uniform, his hair and everything were clean and tidy too. His speaking sound was full of pity.
From his eyes and facial expression, I knew, he felt shameful to mention about his current situation. Miss Poly needed to guide him patiently to speak out everything.
He was a Form 1 student studying at a good reputation secondary school. He didn’t get used to the new curricula, the new fellows and the new school. So, his academic result fell down onto the bottom. Overall, his exam results were in the arrange between 18%-38%. He was almost the last one in the form ranking.
That student handed in Miss Poly a set of his primary school academic results. He was a top student. He got all subjects above 90%. That’s why he could get into such a good secondary school. Miss Poly promised to help him, asked him to come to the tutorial centre every day after school. He was excited for finding the way to grab the good future back. While he was leaving, his phone sounded music. Miss Poly and I immediately couldn’t smile anymore. Miss Poly asked, “Do you have the bad habit?”
“What bad habit do you mean?” he asked.
“Addicted to video games?”
“No. Hee...hee...I just play it when I am bored.”
Miss Poly had been his tutor until his Form. 1 completed. One day, Miss Poly told him, “You don’t need to come here anymore. No anyone can help you.”
After that day, I haven’t met that student.
I asked Miss Poly why did you give up that student. Initially, Miss Poly didn’t want to reply me, but she still said, “He actually wants me to put effort for him to achieve good exam results.” Miss Poly mused a while, then she continued to say, “He is a shameless guy without a bit self-esteem.”
After one year, that student came to the tutorial centre again. This time, he didn’t burst into tears. He straightly said, “Miss Poly, if you are able to enhance my academic performance, I am willing to double up the tuition fee!” He sneered.
He was also in the school uniform, but the white shirt became grey, several stains on his left and right mouth corners. He didn’t entirely zip up his schoolbag, so I could see pieces of used food packaging inside it. And, he didn’t run his eyes out of the screen of his phone even while speaking.
Humans, there are one less!
That student was obviously another Gavin.