Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Miguelo Aburto (DeKalb, Ill.)

Date: May 22, 2011

My Ombudsman Experience

My experience at Ombudsman was great! I don’t even know where to begin. I thank the Ombudsman program so much, because it made me stay in school. It also helped me graduate.  I’m also thankful because I have learned a lot at this school. I think I actually learned a lot at this school because it’s a smaller group of people here. Ombudsman is not like other schools where it’s like 30 kids plus you. At Ombudsman it’s a smaller group of students and you can concentrate better.

Ombudsman is different also because the teachers here are not like the teachers at the regular school that are in front of the classroom talking and not really explaining the material good. They just tell you to take notes and do the homework for the next day, even if you don’t have the material. The teachers at the regular school, even if you ask them for help, they just tell you go over your notes again. That’s not helping the student at all. And when you ask for help the teachers don’t just come over and tell you to look at your notes again. They actually stop what they doing and they come sit next to you until you get the problem right or your question is answered. They really do help you a lot!

All three teachers at this school are really nice people. Thanks to them I have learned a lot. They always come into work with a smile on. I really want to think Mr. Herman for helping me with my math questions and with my constitution test because I know if it wouldn’t have been for him I wouldn’t have passed it. I also want to thank Mrs. Kahl and Mrs. Wawak for helping me with so many questions I’ve had. I’m very grateful to all of them for helping me graduate.

Ombudsman is just a great school for kids that can’t make it at the regular school or need one on one help. Thanks to Ombudsman I can plan for a better future. After I graduate I’m going to college to study criminal justice. Hopefully after that I will start my real career. That’s why my experience at Ombudsman was great and thanks to them I have my future planed out already. So thank you Ombudsman and the great teachers that they have who love what they do. Thank you!


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