Monday, March 28, 2011

The Post Where Bronwyn Bitches (Yes. Again.)

Okay, so I'm going to go a little Ranty McRantyPants over here. You may remember Mitchell of Riding in Cars with Boys fame.

Well, Mitchell, being Mitchell, is flunking out of English. He hates it because he has to struggle so hard with it. After fighting to read even simple sentences, he tunes everything out. Needless to say, if he doesn't pass, he can't graduate next year with his class.

Mitchell's mom asked if I would help tutor him because she's at her wits end. Like a lot (dare I say most) families, they can't afford a private tutor and thanks to budgetary cuts, there are none available at the school. I agreed. I like Mitchell and the thought of him not graduating with his class breaks my heart. I also keep hoping that maybe together we can make something click and he might grow to like English or maybe at least like reading, a little.

So I emailed the teacher and received an immediate response about how glad he was that I was going to be helping Mitchell and how he'd give me all the support and assistance I'd need. I couldn't believe this was the same guy who hadn't ever responded to Mitchell's mother all last term.

Well, guess who hasn't responded to my last three effing emails.

Really, really unimpressed.

Oh yeah, and there's a paper due Wednesday.

Jerk.

6 comments:

Jason said...

what an asshat!! Can you go up to the school and ask to see him?

Chris said...

Boo! Teacher FAIL. Can you call the office and ask them to take a message or something?

Amber Skyze said...

Those are the teachers who shouldn't be teaching. If they aren't helping the kids - get out! Yup I feel your anger.

Bronwyn Green said...

Well, they won't let me see him, but I can call him. But, I did get an email from him this morning, and let me tell you. That was an eye-opener.

Apparently, Mitchell hasn't been turning in any of the homework we've been doing and lying to both his mom and me about when things are being assigned. For instance, he was assigned a paper last week Tuesday. He told us it was assigned yesterday. It's freaking due TOMORROW.

I. Am. Enraged. (with both of them)

Molly Daniels said...

Oh boy....sounds like M needs a big reality check...

I went to work in Sept and the hubby hasn't been doing the reading homework with the youngling. Now I find out he's reading below his level (he's in 1st grade). I talked to the teacher, and while he goes to reading lab, he's still not wanting to read. No summer school, due to budget restraints. Fortunately, the bookstore closed, so I can now spend more time with him, to boost his reading (hopefully!) I'd hate to hold him back, but we may have too. Better now than later, anyway.

Chris said...

Ack! Mitchell! WTF???