The first thing that must be said about Sophia is that she has the absolute BEST first name!! It's even spelled correctly! Way to go, Sophia's parents! Way to go parents-of-Sophias everywhere!!
One thing I am very thankful for is that fact that Sophia has a spare block during Block F. Now why would that be? Because, Sophia often uses that time to come to a SECOND PreCalculus 12 class! That means I get to see Sophia not once, but twice, in a single DAY!
This is a good thing because Sophia is a fantastic person! She's always so soft-spoken and polite. Every time I go to help her with her work she thanks me... EVERY time!! How great is that?!? Add to that, Sophia's great sense of humour and her willingness to work hard, and she is basically a dream student.
One of the things I love most about Sophia is her commitment to completion; this girl keeps working and working until she gets everything done. Have you ever seen Sophia get frustrated? It's actually pretty cute. With most students, when they are ranting away about math ("this is too hard? How are we supposed to do this?" etc) I get this feeling that, unless I say something (quick!), the student is going to give up completely. But with Sophia, even when she is telling me how hard something is, I have absolutely no doubt that she is going to keep trying and trying and trying... In other words, it doesn't scare me at all when she is complaining about her math troubles (sorry Sophia!).
Thanks, Sophia, for being such a great student, and a wonderful person. I am very thankful that I got to teach you four straight years. I know that, with your great determination and ultra-charming personality, that you will be successful in the future. And I know that i will miss you...