If you knew me the fall of my Junior year, I am sorry. I took the SAT & PSAT that fall and I was an emotional wreck from August-October 2010. My friends and family can testify. It was pathetic. I hate standardized tests with a burning passion and literally saw them as E-V-I-L. They are, but unfortunately I still had to take them.
Once I finished taking the SAT, I didn’t want to have anything to do with it again. EVER. However, God had different plans! Shocking, I know. :)
There’s a school here in Cairo called African Hope. The school’s super intendent desires for the high schoolers to attend college in The States. This requires a conglomeration of working parts, but a big part of this is that the students take the SAT. And this is where God turned evil into good.
Since I felt so worried about the SAT, I studied a bunch for it and paid attention in my prep courses. I also know what it’s like to feel totally and completely FREAKED OUT about the test. So, when Mrs. Lantz told me I would be teaching an SAT prep class for seven students at African Hope and making a plan she could continue, I realized God really does have a sense of humor.
All of those months of worrying and studying of information I thought would never be of any use to me ever again, Christ redeemed.
I taught the first class today. Only two students showed up on time, so only those two got to participate. The school emphasizes taking responsibility for your education and a huge way to exhibit that is being on time. I had a great time. I got to explain and calm their fears. I assigned homework and saw them get excited. Teaching is addicting.