From grade 1-4 I was a straight A student. I loved school and never caused any trouble. When grade 5 came around, I had a teacher who was very strict and would take me in the hall and yell at me for not doing my homework. I was scared of her. I would refuse to get out of my pajamas to go to school if I didn’t have my homework done. From that year on I did not like school at all, even though most of my teachers since then were nice.
In junior high, I started hanging out with the wrong crowd, and skipped school constantly. For 2 years, that was my life and only hobby. When the teacher walked around handing out school work, she would walk past me and not give me a sheet, knowing I would not do it anyway. I wasn’t causing any trouble or disturbing the class so they didn’t kick me out. That year in grade 9, there was a math test every child in Nova Scotia wrote. I got the 3rd highest score in the school on it. On my report card that year I got a 0 in math.
In September of 2012 I became a learner at the Dartmouth Learning Network. I am now in the level 2B class, and also have a mentor to help me with my math. I getting ready for my grade 12 Adult Learning Program at NSCC, which hopefully will lead me to a trade and a comfortable life, without financial problems. I’m trying my best to be a success in life, and having a lot of fun doing it.