Case: Oleg, 14 years old, choosing and entering a British school
When Oleg’s (14 years old) parents gave me his mark book, I was surprised to see he was only getting 2s and 3s. I wondered why he was he getting such a poor report card? The stepfather of Oleg explained that the teacher had little authority over the Oleg because, from the boy’s perspective, the teacher had achieved nothing in his life. So the teachers, not being fond of Oleg, decided to stop teaching him maths because they felt it was pointless.
However, soon we found a school that agreed to give Oleg a second chance, but only if he re-did the year. At nearly 15, he was expected to join a class of 13 year olds. Oleg understood from the beginning that it was his parents and the English school that gave him the strength to have confidence.
After 5 years Oleg finished school as one of the 5 strongest students to graduate! And that’s not all - he then applied to one of America’s leading universities to study Mathematics, after which he then received an offer to teach mathematics in another major University in the US!
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