Friday, October 3, 2008

Tutoring a Monster: Part 2

Continued from Part 1...

"No, Gabriel," I explained, "a tutor doesn't necessarily toot."

He continued to giggle hysterically.

I decided it was best to move on to the lesson. "Now, Gabriel, listen to me," I said. "Your mom wants you to learn, so I'm here to teach you some basics."

"I don't want to go to school!" he whined. "I want to stay here and eat brains with you!"

"That isn't an option," I replied. "Now, listen to me. We have to work on your reading skills. Can you read, Gabriel?"

"Um...yeah, I think so," he answered.

"Good, then this will be easy," I assured him. I showed him a flash card.

"What's this word, Gabriel?"


He thought for a moment and said, "Unicycle!"

"Yes, that's right."

"Yay!" he cheered. "Can I have a brain now?"

"No, no brains," I said. "Next card."



Gabriel stared with his mouth watering.

"Can you read this word?" I asked him.

He struggled with it and finally said, "I don't know."

"It's brain," I answered for him.

"Not fair!" he cried. "You said there wouldn't be any brains!"

"None for you to eat," I corrected. "Now, what's this word?"


"Oh, my God! It's Arnie! I love him!" Sylar was really excited.

"Yes, it is, but what's the word on the card?" I persisted.

He made an attempt to pronounce it. "Shh...shh...shwaa...shwanazeeg....shwarnzeegar.....swranezager?"

"Close enough," I said. "Last one."



"Nucular!" he shouted.

"No, it's pronounced nuclear," I corrected him.

He repeated, "nucular."

"Nuclear," I said.

He said, "Nucular."

"Nuclear."

"Nucular."

"Nuclear."

"Nucular."

"No! Nuclear!" I shouted in frustration.

"I'm just kidding," he laughed. "I'm not a moron! Nuclear. See?"

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

He is NOT a moron? :O