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 asked
“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.”
“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 respond
“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
“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.