I taught Iago four times, from grade 8 to grade 11. Somehow he always managed to JUST (and I mean JUUUUUUST) pass each one of my classes. I have to admit it was a little frustrating at times. Here's this - obviously very intelligent - kid who I can't convince to work a little harder.
Ah well. Iago has one great redeeming quality working in his favour, namely the fact that he is completely loveable. I mean how can anyone ever be angry at Iago? He's too friendly, jovial, relaxed, etc. Just looking at the picture above makes me smile.
I remember when I found out that Sophia would be going to Brazil for 5 months. I figured Iago (being Brazilian) would be pretty enthusiastic when I told him. You can imagine my surprise (horror?) when Iago responded: "What? You can't let her go there Mr Wadge! It's a crazy place! Bad stuff happens!" Yikes! Not exactly what I was hoping to hear. Well, now that Sophia is home safe, I guess we can laugh about it.
No idea what Iago is doing (send me an email I.A.!) but I wish him all the best. Such a nice guy! Really, really happy I got to teach him four consecutive years! Take care Iago (especially when you are travelling back to Brazil!).