“i never thought to see the day where mr …. would get a band 6 in english. f*** the world bitches! i is da bestes” – Facebook yesterday morning.
That’s him. He is a guy who at 12 or 13 was seriously being compared to Roger Federer. He came my way because, after spending just about all of Years 7 to 10 on the international tennis circuit, he arrived at high school Year 11 having never actually written an essay… He was sent to me for help in 2010, and I did what I could up until I moved down here to Wollongong in August-September 2010. I had hopes he would do all right, and I am really chuffed that he has!
Indeed: 90%+ in Advanced English and a mention in the honours list in today’s paper. He is of Iranian/Filipino background.