Essay on Growing Up With My Sister, My Mother, And Little Brother

1015 Words Oct 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Growing up I lived in NYC with my young single mom, and little brother. It was a rough time for us, considering she was working multiple jobs, partying, and trying to support her children. My mother didn’t have the time to help me with my homework, so she would either do it for me, or it didn’t get done. When I turned 9 years old, due to my mother and father’s lack of parenting skills, I had to move Upstate, NY with my grandparents, which was the best thing that has ever happened to me.
In my life I have had a rough time in multiple school districts. I started in a public school in Queens, New York. I can say after going to three different schools, the public schools in Queens weren’t the best. I was beaten up, stolen from, and failed a grade. At one point one of the teachers abused me, and my mother had to press charges. Educationally I don’t remember anything I had learned from Pre-K – 3rd grade. I was very slow at reading, and could have benefited from some reading help, such as a pull out accommodation. Not one of the schools I went to realized I needed help with reading, writing, and math. When I failed 2nd grade, the school didn’t evaluate me to see if I needed extra assistance, but had me re-do 2nd grade with the same academic issues. As a future educator I will make it my life to ensure that my students are receiving the assistance they need. I will make sure every student is understanding the material that is being taught, and I won’t let what happened academically…

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