I've Been Lied To

@toniganzon (53187)
Philippines
May 20, 2011 4:53am CST
I usually teach ESL to adults and I rarely accept kids as a student, but one time my oldest student requested me if i could accept a grade school student and since she's my friend, I accepted the kid. This morning my student sent me a ping that i was absent yesterday and the kid told his mom I couldn't have class with him coz i was having another class. How could that be? I make my own schedule and i never allowed the overlapping of my schedule. He was offline from skype yesterday and even though he was offline, I still called him up because sometimes contacts appear offline but they are actually online. And i have evidence to prove this fact. He's very young and yet he knows how to lie already. Maybe he was caught by his mom yesterday not having class with me and so he lied that and made it my fault instead of his. I'll never accept such kind of student again. I cannot tolerate anybody lying about me.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
20 May 11
hello toni, That's absurd...the kids putting you in trouble for his sake. Okay a kid huh...if he is capable of doing such thing at that early age,not to mention at your expense...how far can he go with lying and fooling people around him, and to his family as well. Too bad. Maybe he is doing those things even before,it just happened that you are too alert with the situation. Maybe it is time to give him a lesson too. have a great weekend
@toniganzon (53187)
• Philippines
20 May 11
Yes i already did but not in a violent way lol. I made him feel guilty by being kind to him and i think he learned his lesson now.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
20 May 11
of course,not in a violent way..he's a kid right? besides,punishment/or giving a lesson needs not to be violent. a soft word is even sharper than a sword.
@chuyins123 (2118)
• Philippines
20 May 11
What a great scheme for an excuse. That's just terrible, lying to his mother and using someone in the story to appear justified. That's just terrible! Sorry to hear that friend. He didn't even realized that he just got accepted because of the connection you have with his mother. What the... Well, maybe you could reprimand him and make him realize it's not really good to lie. Chill. Relax. Take it easy. Smile! :) God bless you my friend! :)
@toniganzon (53187)
• Philippines
20 May 11
I don't want to do that as I cannot communicate with the mom. The mother might complain about that as well and would insist that her son was telling the truth. I just let it pass and continue what i'm doing but this is the last time he would ever do that as I told my friend who recommended him what really happened and I sent the picture of the proof that he was offline at that time and i made a call.
• Philippines
20 May 11
You are always on guard. That's just great you have the proof. I hope boy would realize he'd done something so wrong. Yeah you're right, just let it pass this time. Anyway, your friend already know what actually happened. :)
• Philippines
20 May 11
That's a pathetic story that the student made up. Sometimes students especially kids can be a little too much to handle that they lie just to skip classes. Maybe it was just unfortunate that you got a student like the one you mentioned but as for my brother who used to teach ESL as well, he preferred the younger ones to the adults.
@toniganzon (53187)
• Philippines
20 May 11
Actually I have encountered a lot of liars already among the adults when I was working in a language center before. But when i started my own online business a year ago, this is the first time a child made up stories just to justify his absence from my class to his mom. I sure do hope that he learned his lesson and won't do what he did yesterday to me anymore.
• Philippines
21 May 11
People lie everyday but when you're lied to it's often too hard to accept. He's just a kid so maybe you can let this slip. Not all kids behave this way so it's not right for you to be that judgemental.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
21 May 11
A very bad student!!!
• Portugal
21 May 11
im sorry for it toni. maybe you should just ask him why he did that? maybe something happened to him :( its strange that he just lied about you. thats cute that you teach people online^^ i would like to do the same thing. its just sad that i dont know about any site where i can just teach people online. i speak english very well but is so hard to find a job :( im looking so much even for offline jobs and couldnt find any yet :( anyway about him lying im really sorry but you should just talk a bit with him and ask him why he lied about you^^
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
20 May 11
You are right. Such students should not be accepted. However it depends on the financial backing you have. If you have adequate surplus to manage to you can adopt this strategy. Otherwise some of us will accept such students also as long as we get paid.