Monday, August 25, 2008

Professor Polish

My math class started tonight.

I discovered that the original professor I was supposed to have, is no more...don't know why.

My new professor is from Poland.

There is nothing like trying to learn an extremely difficult subject...when there is a bit of a language barrier.

I have decided to use the following analogy:

It's like speaking English...but trying to learn French...from someone that speaks Greek.


suebug said...

HA!! People, I have the rare chance to take math just like across the hall from Leeann, at the same time. I MEET THIS MAN! Leeann has in no way exaggerated him or his language issues. He asked us last night "Where for do I go for water...." huh? Oh! Water fountain down the hall dude...It was hard for me to get one sentence outta him let alone two hours of math discussion. Thanks goodness I got the texan teacher!!! heheee

common mom said...

So sorry! It's tough enough, but when you end up with a teacher you can't understand . . . YUCK!

They are called TEACHERS, know KNOWERS . . . it doesn't matter how much they know if they can't TEACH to the students.

Good luck!

Pamela said...

hi...I stumbled on your blog via Andrea (LIFESONG) and thought I'd say hello. I am a mom and student too and I remember back in my first year of University I had a math prof (what is it about math profs??) and he was from India with a very strong accent. There was one particular day that he kept talking about "dig-ga-reese" and we all had no clue what he was talking about. Finally someone from the back yelled "oh...degrees!" and the whole class started laughing because we had finally figured out what he was saying. I did finally get to the point where I could understand most of what he was saying but it was not always easy. I wish you luck with all of your classes and with your upcoming new arrival.