Student Profile: Kylin Lowe (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Kylin is a junior from District 87.
OES: Think back to when you first joined us. What was your initial reaction to the program?
KL: I was surprised at how different it was from my old school. I learn better here.
OES: Why is that?
KL: I can sit and focus so I get a lot done. I can work at my own pace.
OES: Anything else?
KL: The teachers. Here they get to the main point. They give good examples and details.
OES: Is the work you are doing easier here?
KL: No, it actually might be harder but I’m getting everything done.
OES: Recently we’ve begun doing work together in small groups. How do you like working that way?
KL: I like working that way. It’s nice working with other students and the teachers make the lessons more interesting.
OES: How do you feel about yourself as a student?
KL: I feel better about myself. I have more confidence. I feel like I can learn anything. I used to have problems learning, Now I just sit down and do it.
OES: What are your short term goals?
KL: I want to get back to my school and graduate.
OES: What about long range plans?
KL: After high school I’m going to take a little time off before I join the Marines. When I’m out of the Marines I plan on going to college. Someday I’d like to start a family.
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