Mamacita says: My students this semester are, for the most part, some of the nicest people I’ve ever met: hardworking and sincere, with good attitudes, and sincerely trying to attain their goals. To say that many of them have difficult lives would be an understatement, but they are trying to go to school in between various crises. Slacker students are earning their unpleasant fates, and those are fates they deserve, no question about it, but the students I have right now, at least most of them, DON’T deserve the hand life has dealt them right now, and I will move heaven and earth to help them in any way that I can.
There is nothing that impresses a teacher like a pleasant, hard-working student who doesn’t make excuses – he/she makes progress.
Thank you, fall semester 08 students.