A world of theorems and formulae, poem by Vijaya Gowrisankar (MY FIRST JOB Poetry and Prose Series)

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johns 1959A world of theorems and formulae
by Vijaya Gowrisankar

“This sum is so hard.” I heard my friends groan. I looked
at them and shook my head. “Once you understand the
technique, it is really simple,” I said. Maths and I were best
pals; she understood me and I understood her, like no other

It all started with explaining how to solve the Maths problems
to my friends, my classmates. I needed assistance for Hindi and
I offered my services as a Maths teacher to her son, instead of
tuition fees. It started as a mutual understanding, a need

Before I knew it, I was spending time teaching Maths to those who
struggled with it. I was always surrounded by kids, even at lunch,
those in the same class and junior to me. The joy when they solved
each problem and the struggle to explain to those who refused to…

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  1. This is such a nice piece. It speaks of one so gifted in a given area, and that one’s gracious heart to use that giftedness to help others. It speaks, as well, of the wisdom to not just give simple answers and easy techniques, but the drive to make those who were capable learn what was needed so they, in the future, could solve their own problems. … Aah to be so gifted and wise in some area. It is a dream I hope some day will be a reality. 🙂

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