this is hafiz, my "student". i am voluntarily giving him math/science/english tuition for his upcoming UPSR in september. trouble is, he is such a playful kid. yeah, it is normal. he hardly concentrates and he is rather lazy. but deep in his noodles, he is one smart boy.
as we all know, i am a little low in patience. but somehow, these days, i have learned that to make something work, i have to do it myself and i also have to learn how to wait to see the results. i have to be the same with hafiz. his mom however, she ain't got any of this thing we call patience. she is rather kasar with hafiz and i keep on telling her that this is not gonna improve his learning skills neither is it gonna do him or her any good.
once, i went to their house to teach him. the cute part was that the other brothers wanted me to teach them too. i don't ask for money, although she felt guilty and wanted to gimme some. she wanted to take me out to dinner la, she wanted to get me some food la. i simply just tell her: "kak, saya ni nak tolong aja. kita sama2 usaha untuk hafiz k".
my reward is to hear that he keeps on asking his mum : "malam ni kak alia datang tak?" . better than that is that when i went to their house the next afternoon, the other brother asked : "kak datang tak malam ni?"
all i could do is smile :) the only experience i have is teaching in KUMON. but the main skill that i have now is being patient. that is very important.