What Do You Want For You Grow Up? `` Haunted Me As A Teenager?

1454 Words Dec 6th, 2015 6 Pages
The question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" haunted me as a teenager. I never knew how to truthfully answer that question because I knew everyone who had asked would most likely want me to respond a "doctor" or "lawyer". In fact, it was not till I reached my junior year of high school that I was confident enough to say I wanted to become a teacher.
Throughout elementary school, I struggled with my reading. Fast forward two years, after countless hours of tutoring and extra support from family and teachers, and my reading had improved tremendously.
It wasn’t until I was in high school and my brother had reached the fifth grade that I started to notice that his behavior was changing. I would get angry and yell at him for not taking school seriously. One day mom came home and explained to me that my brother was reading at a second-grade reading level. All of a sudden I began to understand the root of his misbehavior. All the phone calls home about him mocking other students while they read and refusing to read aloud, although not excusable, now made sense. Suddenly, I thought back to all the times I had yelled and put him down and my heart filled with guilt. I was determined to make it up to him.
I knew this task wouldn’t be easy and that I couldn’t make it obvious that I was trying to help him improve his reading. Knowing him, he wouldn’t respond to anyone telling him what to do. The next day I picked him up from school and took him to my friend Chris 's…

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