I was somewhat struggling with math up to maybe grade 8. In grade 9, I had Mr. George King who was a TRUE gentleman and teacher. He had a calm method of teaching and his approach was to challenge your mind and make you want to learn how to use math.
I excelled that year!!! In grade 10 I was very fortunate to have him again as he moved to high school. I was helping other kids in the class … I finally had confidence and loved math. I finished high school and completed a Civil Engineering tech program and then a Bachelors degree in Engineering.
I bumped into Mr. King years later at a New Year’s event and I told him about my accomplishment and that it was HE who gave me the skills and confidence that allowed me to be an engineer. Without crossing paths with this amazing teacher, I would never have been able to get where I am today!