Hi everyone, how has 2016 been so far for you? I’m writing this on the 5-year anniversary of the 2011 tsunami. I hope you’ll take a moment to remember that day
and those people who were so unfortunate to have lost their lives. I wonder how much has changed since then?
Well, spring is right around the corner and I know many of you are looking forward to warmer weather! Speaking of looking forward, I want to take a moment to congratulate a student of mine here at StepUp. This student studied intensely with us and finally, after lots of test taking and essay writing, has been accepted into a medical program at Harvard University!
I’m really proud of his hard work and dedication to improving his language ability. He came in as a beginner and is leaving as a highly proficient speaker. Our lessons have been challenging but very fun, and I’m going to miss teaching him.
This student has been a reminder to me that hard work is the key to reaching your dreams. Let’s let him be an inspiration to us all, this year.