A student I worked with recently ended up passing his college math class. Congrats to him! We started working together a mere two and one-half weeks ago — when he had a low-50s average. Working hard and working diligently, we were able to pull that up to a low-70s. Which grade would have been a little higher if we could have met a few more times to prepare for another quiz and another test he had to take. His effort and success is all the more sterling and solid given that he is having to deal with a hard situation: a family member with cancer. Enough to rack anybody’s mind, heart, and soul. Keep them in your thoughts. They deserve it.