Teacher gives struggling quarantined girl a math lesson from her front door in South Dakota

Teacher front porch South Dakota

Teacher of the year?

The Coronavirus is not stopping Mr. Chris Waba, a math teacher, from helping his student in Madison, South Dakota. 12-year-old Rylee Anderson was struggling with algebra and instead of asking more explanation during their remote e-learning, she wrote a private email to him. Chris didn’t reply via email, but he surprises her by getting to her porch, holding a whiteboard and marker, ready to teach.

Rylee’s dad, Josh Anderson, is the head coach of Dakota State University’s football team and he shared the precious moment on Twitter and the post went viral.

I am a better communicator face-to-face

Later Mr. Wada commented:

“I’m a better communicator face-to-face than on the telephone and I think students learn better that way. Teachers all across the nation have been thrown into a situation like this. I think we’re all more comfortable being in front of our classes and that’s where we’d rather be.”