I met Aleks the summer of 2019. Her parents hired me to work with her for a few weeks to assess her math skills. She wanted to take both geometry and algebra 2 the following fall, when she entered 9 th grade, and wanted to make sure she wasn’t taking on too much. Taking two high school math classes in the same year is quite a feat, but not impossible. I knew that if a student’s algebra 1 foundation was strong it could work, especially if that student is self-motivated. We spent our time together working on my “get ready for geometry/algebra 2”nworksheets. I knew after the second week she could do it. And do it she did! We worked together once a week the following year and she aced both classes. We continued working together through her sophomore and junior years for precalculus and calculus (she aced those too).