Day 8 Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
I don’t think my 6th grade teacher liked me too well. I believe I annoyed her, of course I was in 6th grade and I can only imagine how annoying a room full of 6th graders must have been. The strange thing was her husband was my coach and bus driver and he liked me, (not in a creepy way), maybe that’s another reason I annoyed her. Anyway, she was the reason that for the rest of my school days I had a hang up about math. She made my next 6 years of school and two of college, hell where math was concerned.
We began learning fractions in 6th grade. I’d already had a hard time learning my time tables, but I had a wonderful teacher in 3rd grade who worked tirelessly with me to learn them. My 6th grade teacher, not so much. She became more and more annoyed with me and a few others when we didn’t catch on as quickly as the rest of the class. I became so lost and so frustrated in math from that point on. I went to her and told her I still didn’t understand and she said “I’ve already spent more time than I anticipated on this subject I can’t spend any more” and that was that.
I told my parents, but I don’t think they realized just how lost I was. My school was a tiny country school in the middle of no where. We had no alternative resources, such as tutoring or after school help. (As a side note undeniablymaybe and I attended the same small school. He was a year behind me. However, I did not graduate from that small school. My parents divorced when I was in the 9th grade and in the 10th I moved to another larger school.) It was only after I married and began cooking more that I began to understand fractions.
It was because I didn’t understand fractions that I flunked or barley passed every.single. math class I took from that point on. It was because of that lack of understanding that I had to take zero level math in my first two years of college and it’s because of that teacher, that I HATED/HATE math.
So it was my 6th grade teacher that made my math life hell.