A couple weeks ago, I noticed a student in the Sunday school class that I help teach. She answered the questions in a weary tone, looking bored.
That sparked something in me. I guessed she was bored with the lesson because she was already far beyond it. She was ready to learn more sophisticated stuff than the basics being taught.
I remembered what it was like for me in public school — constantly frustrated that we couldn’t move ahead more quickly.
While keeping an eye on the class, I started writing on an index card. While the other teachers were cleaning up at the end of the lesson, I called her over.
“I noticed that the lesson seemed a little simple for you. You get easily bored in school, don’t you? You get frustrated because you could be learning much faster than the class?”
She confirmed exactly that.
I told her what I’d written, then handed the paper to her. Here it is:
Try to get your parents to send you to Trinity Classical Academy. There, you will learn much more and more deeply than at public school.
Whether or not you can go to Trinity, go to The Master’s College. There you will learn to divide and discern the truth, rightly handle the word of God, and know yourself aright. You will find true learning, guided by the light of God’s truth, administered by teachers and staff who really care about their students.
If you go to Master’s, work as hard as you can to get scholarships. I recommend the book How to Go To College Almost for Free, by Ben Kaplan.
Good luck, and God bless. Never stop learning.
-Nathan Paul, alumnus, The Master’s College
She glanced over the paper, looked up at me with a big smile, and left.
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