koralleen (koralleen) wrote,

a tutor who tooted the flute

I signed on with a tutoring company last year but nothing came of it. This year I renewed my background checks just for the thrill of sending my fingerprints hither and yon. I wasn't surprised when I didn't get any reasonable assignments from them. Since they follow the school calendars, their year starts in September and by now most students would have received at least a month of tutoring. But on Sunday I got a request to tutor four kids in one family, which is quite a windfall--one trip, four students! I was their third assigned tutor. The first one got in a car accident before starting, the second one bailed for reasons I never learned, so I got the call.

This morning while I was working with Victoria I got a BREAKING NEWS flash via email: a shooting on a bus in Columbus--one block from the kids' house. Yikes. But everything was quiet by the time I got there, and it turned out I know the family to be tutored. How weird is that? I don't know anyone! The mom opened the door and the first thing she did was laugh, "Oh, you're the tutor?!" In a nice way, I mean. We like each other. The kids are all very cooperative, too, which is a treat.

After that, it was almost time for kung fu. While Victoria did whatever it is that they do in there, I was next door making an ocarina. It looks more like an empanada. The pottery book I was reading claims it will work, but as I was driving home it occurred to me that I should have put a hole on the side opposite the finger holes.

It is late and I still have a pretty long to-do list; however, I am also in the middle of Russell Brand's My Booky Wook. It is nothing but immensely entertaining. As I am awfully fond of being immensely entertained I believe I will go read some more of it.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.