Wilson, the Dog of my Understanding


Today I have finished teaching for this school year,
finished working at my school,
and am about to embark on a new era;
I am becoming freelance, self employed, an independent consultant, a specialist;

I am a Maths teacher, a great one, and I also love working with children, teenagers, who can not, or will not for whatever reason, fit into ‘the box’. I am really really good at working with these disengaged children, through the medium of Mathematics.

I am skilled at helping them overcome the barriers that they have built up to education, and have had some great successes in helping them begin to love the challenge of maths, and the greater challenge of heading into adulthood with self belief and the understanding that they hold their future’s in their own hands.

Today I look to our dog Wilson for guidance as I step into the great unknown (for me) of self employment!

Wilson lives every moment of every day as a brand new start, every morning he wakes up with such enthusiasm about what might be in store for the day.

This is how I plan to approach my new way of working. Every day will be day one. I have so many things I want to do ‘in my spare time’ ‘in the holidays’ ‘at the weekend’ ‘when I get time’. So many things I need to do to get this new venture off the ground both in theory and in practice. So many other bits and pieces that I keep putting off ‘until the summer’ ‘until it gets warm’ ‘until I have a day at home’ ……

This is it. Today is that day!

Let’s go Wilson!

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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10 Responses to Wilson, the Dog of my Understanding

  1. grannymar says:

    Welcome to the blog world and the new venture beginning today! I look forward to following your journey and offering a favourite quotation:

    “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
    ~ Randy Pausch

    Go help play hands!


  2. Garret Smyth says:

    All the best!


  3. My God – where were you when I needed you ? Modular arithmetic, Fermat, Euler, the RSA algorithm, field theory…i had to learn them all by rote.


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