gmonady, we are talking about a 58 year old, not a junior high student that has no idea what is next in life. That is why I can assume a communicative rather than a qualitative problem. Anthonys last response basically says it all: "sorry Rowuk my teacher is just not there for me". No word about what efforts were made, no other indications that we are dealing with an insensitive teacher. No qualifications whatsoever. I can't blame a teacher for anything based on what I have yet read. I have never met Anthony or the teacher but what I have read here implies that this is not the first or last similar situation for Anthony. If he has already given up, then there is nothing that we can help with except to wish good luck next time.