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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

I woke up very late the
next day. I quickly took
my bath and got prepared
for school. I left home
immediately without having
breakfast. I was supposed to
have lecture by 8:am but it
was already 8:15am. I got to
the building the lecture was
holding and peeped through
the window. The lecture was
already going on and the
lecturer could be seen at the
podium impacting knowledge
on the students with
enthusiasm. Every student
focused there attention on the
lecturer standing close to the
door, and that was exactly the
same place I was supposed to
walk in through. I was sure
everyone would focus there
attention on me when I walk
in, because there’s no how I
would walk into that class
without being noticed. I stood
at the window for close to
10minutes trying to come up
with an idea of how I would
walk into the class without
being noticed. I felt a hand on
my shoulder, and I turned to
see my coursemate standing
beside me. I was relieved it
was a guy.

“are you not going in?” he
“I was about going in” I
“are you just coming?” I asked
“yes” he answered
“let’s go in before we miss the
important part of the lecture.”
he said
“okay” I responded
He walked ahead while I
followed behind him. I tried as
much as possible to hide
behind him as we walked into
the class. I never removed my
gaze from the floor until I sat
down at the back seat. I took a
deep breath and silently
thanked the guy who showed
up when i needed him. I’m not
sure I would have been able to
walk into the class alone. I
would have stayed outside
until the end of the lecture.
The lecturer continued with
the lecture. After few minutes
of listening, I was able to
understand what was being
taught. I was quite good in
maths, and the course that was
being taught was actually
‘introduction to mathematics
for economist’. Did I
mentioned earlier that I’m an
economics student.
when the class was over, the
lecturer handed a brown
envelope to our course rep,
which I believed contained our
test script we did in the
previous class. To make matter
worse for me, our course rep
happened to be a lady. I had
never approached her to get
any information from her.
Even when I needed an
important information which I
believed only her could
provide, I still didn’t approach
her. Her beauty alone is
intimidating. she distributed
the script back to the students.
just as the scripts went round,
I could hear murmur from
every corner of the class
which means the scores were
very bad. She had already
shared all the scripts but I still
didn’t get mine. I wanted to
bring to her notice that I had
not received my script but
didn’t know how to approach
her. I only sat on my seat
staring at everyone faces as
they stared at their script with
a frown.
My course rep started walking
towards me, immediately she
was done distributing the
script. I tried not to feel
nervous, because she might
not actually be coming to meet
me. she got to me and sat next
to me. I was very nervous but
tried not to show it.
“Christian how did you do it?”
she asked immediately.
“do what” I asked confused.
she brought out a script and
showed to me.
“while everyone was scoring
less than 10, you scored 23.
How did you do it” she asked
I looked at the script in her
hand and realized it was
actually my script and I scored
23 just like she said. but I still
didn’t know why she did not
give me my script when she
was sharing it and had to
bring it to me personally.
“you are really brilliant” she
continued when I didn’t
“Anyway, I just want to tell
you that you just officially
made yourself my private
tutor. you will be tutoring me
starting from next week.”
My eyes widened in shock
when she said that. Me that
cannot even talk to a lady for a
minute will now sit down for
close to an hour to tutor her.
she better rethink was she just
said. what kind of difficult
position did she want to put
me in. I better look for a way
to decline.

“so how will it be comfortable
for you? will I be coming to
your place for the tutorial, or
you will be coming to my
place?” she asked.
None of the options seem
comfortable for me, I wanted
to say that but dare not say it.
“anyhow you want it” I
answered against my decision.
“Okay, we will be using both
my place and yours for the
tutorial. That would be fairer
right?” she asked
“yes” I answered
Just when I was still dealing
with the lady beside me, Joy
came and joined us. she sat at
my other side, making it two
ladies sitting beside me. I
haven’t been myself sitting
beside my course rep, and Joy
had also joined us, making my
blood pressure to rise.
“hi Sharon” Joy greeted our
course rep
“hi Joy” Sharon replied
“Christian how is your body
now?” Joy asked me
“fine” I answered briefly
She saw my script with Sharon
and collected it. she stared at it
“23!” she exclaimed
“Christian you scored 23”
All eyes in class turned to our
direction immediately they
heard my score. I felt
embarrassed at the number of
eyes staring at me.

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