Today was the first day of my tutoring. I am tutoring a seventeen year old young man. Today, we were just supposed to get to know eachother. When I got there he and his partner were just about to start playing a math game that teaches percents, so we all played together...well sort of.... Jake* tried to take a nap. (*name changed) To keep him from actually falling asleep, I started asking questions.
"So, Jake, what kind of things do you like to do outside of school?"
-"I like to drink a lot, do drugs...a lot of different drugs..."
"Oh goodness, anything else?"
"Okay, um...it is your turn."
I was a bit shocked that this was the first thing he told me about himself. He continued on to tell me other things like this. However, by the end of the time I spent with him that day, I figured out what he was trying to do. I am pretty sure he was trying to scare me a little bit. I guess I can understand. I am sure I did look quite nervous and like I had never seen a place like this before...which I haven't. He also admitted to me he only does marajuana...not "a lot of different drugs". This will be an experience...