Thursday, October 19, 2006
Students In Prison
This year I have been tutoring two students in prison. I am a part-time university lecturer, but until this year I hadn't tutored prisoners.
I love working with mature students. I know how much dedication it takes to be successful as a mature student, I know how much hard work, how many sacrifices. It is a privilege and a responsibility to help them achieve something which means so much to them. With prisoners this feeling is magnified tenfold. If they have got nearly as much out of the last year as I have, they are guaranteed success in their exam tomorrow.
All my students are in my thoughts around exam time, but these two men are especially so.
(Obviously I can't add photos which relate directly to this post, so today's picture is once again a treat for my dad, it's one of his grandchildren being a bubble fairy)