She shyly smiled as she told me her grade. I guess smiling was not on her list of things to do during a Math tutoring session, but nevertheless, it happened. I was surprised at the outcome, not because I did not think she could do it, but because she pulled it off in such a short amount of time. She had increased her grade in Algebra 2 from a D to a B minus in 5 weeks!!! Perfect timing for the end of the first semester! I'm so proud of her. Next stop: Trigonometry and Calculus...