In 7th grade, I was promoted to accelerated math. Prior to that, I was always an average student. When I started in Mr. B's algebra class with all the "smart kids" I remember feeling completely out of my league. The course moved quickly, people used big words, and I was left scratching my head. After class, I told Mr. B that I wasn't cut out for the class. He encouraged me to stick with it. I spent the next two years, reviewing content with him during lunch and study hall. He was so dedicated.