I Know Everything - Chapter 398
Chapter 398: Letting out the flock of sheep.
Virtuous Middle School wasn’t an important school so it hadn’t received much attention.
In particular when their structures and various expenses were given by the students’ wealthy parents so the teachers were even less strict.
In fact, if Virtuous Middle School could reach this point today and at least hang on the tail of those second rate schools, it was because of Zhu Xiaoxi.
It was also because of him that the school didn’t become a playing ground for rich kids to show off and that 80% of the students went into universities.
This was enough for those rich kids who only needed a diploma to show they had studied.
It was unknown how many rich kids played around all day and just spent money to get into college abroad before they finished high school.
Now they just had to acclimate themselves at Virtuous Middle School before going to domestic university which was much better than going to an unfamiliar place abroad.
He had everyone’s support and there was no one that could handle people like him so he was still the principal even if he was 52 years old.
He had been at the school for 20 years so far.
The calls he received, the people that contacted him and the pressure he received recently seemed to be more than what he got in the last 20 years combined!
Because everyone wanted their sons and daughters who were about to take their college entrance exams to be in Chen Huan’s tutoring class.
Those who had even more influence wanted their children to be in the afternoon class that Chen Huan dedicated to the six School Flowers.
China was a society based on favors, it could be said that it was the same everywhere.
How could favors not exist?
In order to avoid troubles, Zhu Xiaoxi already stopped going to school for work.
But he still couldn’t hide.
Zhu Xiaoxi’s superiors and colleagues kept blowing his phones that big bosses from some random districts or cities called, that some businessmen called, that outstanding alumni called etc…anyway, each of this phone’s number was known.
Only his family members knew about the latest number but then his son leaked it and it was blown up again.
Nothing could be helped now, he could only run away from home with a portable router, a phone without a SIM card and only using it to surf the internet, while only receiving a few Wechat from people.
Then he sneaked to the small noodle shop for a meal.
Of course, he was eating in the backyard.
Otherwise acquaintances would recognize him and they would expose his whereabouts.
Virtuous Middle School wasn’t far away from here many kids here go to the school there.
“I can’t deal with this!” Zhu Xiaoxi lied contentedly on the rocking chair while lazily said, “I haven’t been able to sleep well these past few days. I wake up in the middle of night even if I’m in the hotel. I always have nightmares about being swarmed by those parents and big bosses, tying me up and won’t let me go as long as I refuse to let their kids in the tutoring classes.”
“Principal, your decision is right.” Chen Huan nodded and said, “If they are allowed to do whatever they want, what about the ordinary classes in our school?”
“Haha, they thought about this more than you.” Zhu Xiaoxi said, “I’ve told them about this problem already but one of the big bosses asked, don’t we have an auditorium? You can sit more than 800 people in it. it isn’t far away from Virtuous Middle School and you call all the students and other students that wanted to go there, wouldn’t that be more convenient without bothering anybody?”
Chen Huan felt like he would be like a real estate agent or marketing guy doing a big presentation and yelling like a monkey.
This description felt wrong but in that type of venue with hundreds of people, what would the student be able to hear or learn, it was really unbelievable.
Otherwise why would the price of a 40 person cram class be different than a 20 person cram class and that 20 person cram class and 5 person class was so far from each other? The one-on-one tutoring was even 400 Yuan more expansives.
While on the topic, the parents had it hard as their daily salary was only enough for a single tutoring lesson.
Then they would be short on money and would have to save on their basic expenses.
But they were also unwilling to send their children to those large classes because that meant that their children would have worse tutoring lessons.
It was also the source of a lot of pressure on the children, which made them prone to mental issues.
Back to the main topic.
Chen Huan could accept at most that fifty or sixty people listened together in a normal classroom.
Teaching people wasn’t only standing on the stage but also interacting with the students, explaining your thoughts and understanding the extent of their knowledge on the subject.
It was necessary to ask questions to them and respond to their confusion.
They probably wouldn’t have the time to interact with the teachers if there were three or four worth of classes.
How would you communicate with them with seventy or eighty students in the classroom?
Previously, the school suggested teaching in the music classroom as it could take the two classes at the same time.
This saved time and it also allowed them to attend one more class per week.
Chen Huan refused.
In addition that having more people would affect the quality of teaching, taking more classes didn’t mean that the students would learn more.
Their knowledge now was mostly enough. What they lacked was proficiency in solving problems so they didn’t lose points on questions that may pose them problems.
As long as that was solved, their scores would certainly improve in college entrance exams.
If those problems weren’t solved, they wouldn’t improve even if they took tutoring every day.
Zhu Xiaoxi obviously didn’t agree to hold the class in the auditorium. With the previous experience of Chen Huan unwillingness to teach two classes at the same time, he directly refused them by citing Chen Huan unwillingness to do so.
Zhu Xiaoxi always gave the same reason, that Chen Huan was unwilling.
No one could force Chen Huan to do something he didn’t want to.
The reason lied in Chen Huan’s status as a world-class mathematician. A scholar praised by the top of its field.
The country’s attitude toward scholars, especially top scholars, had always been very respectful.
Moreover, if they forced Chen Huan to teach, wouldn’t their children suffer if he decided to teach them badly?
At that time when they didn’t increase their scores, the other people wouldn’t say it was Chen Huan’s fault and would only say that the child was too stupid, otherwise how could he not improve when a world renowned mathematician taught him?
Many people knew this was Zhu Xiaoxi’s excuses so held back.
But he couldn’t withstand the pressure anymore so he came to the small noodle shop.
Zhu Xiaoxi didn’t come to eat but discussed serious matters, “Little Huan, I have been thinking about it for a long time, excluding those nonsense, I only see two solutions, I’ll say it and you tell me what you think.”
Chen Huan nodded.
“The first one is they arrange themselves on time and every time you give a lecture, an extra 15 people will come to the classes. Let’s arrange temporary seats at the back; it wouldn’t be as crowded even with 60 people.” Zhu Xiaoxi said with ease as he completely ignored the math teachers that used to sit there.
Of course, Chen Huan didn’t care about it either.
“The second one is to set three more temporary classes. You tutor six more times per week to teach these groups of students just like for your classmates.” Zhu Xiaoxi went to say his second plan.
“Six more sessions?” Chen Huan said with a frown.
He gave his classmates two sessions per week so 18 sessions for 9 classes.
This didn’t count the tutoring he gave to the six School Flowers every week day.
Although Chen Huan would be busy sometimes, he would make it up later.
Now with 6 more sessions, it would be 24 sessions in five days. Adding the tutoring with the School Flowers, he would average 6 sessions per day.
“Just be content of that.” Zhu Xiaoxi said with a bitter smile. “If it weren’t for us trying our best to shield you, they would make you stay at school all day long and hold ten classes!”
The third years had four classes in the morning, four classes in the afternoon and two in the evening for self-study.
It was really hard.
But there was no teacher that worked from morning till night.
It would be too much energy and their voice wouldn’t be able to handle it.
“Just work a bit harder this year, or use half a day from Saturday or Sunday to teach them! Who told you to encounter a bunch of crazy parents that want the best for their kids?” Zhu Xiaoxi continued to persuade him, “Fortunately, it’s only for half a year, nobody will ask you to do this when you go to university.”
Zhu Xiaoxi felt guilt, pride and excitement.
He felt guilty due to Chen Huan being so young but had such a heavy task of tutoring.
The work he had to do was probably the workload of two teachers.
If it was increased again, it would probably take three teachers to do it.
And Chen Huan was only 17 years old and shouldn’t have to do those heavy tasks.
He felt pride because Chen Huan the great mathematician, genius songwriter, basketball prince, came from his school and it was something he could brag about after he retired.
The reason for his excitement was simple.
Many people came to beg him, it was something Zhu Xiaoxi never received, how could he not be excited.
“The system noticed that more and more people know how capable the host is and hope to obtain the host’s help! As a world renowned mathematician, the host should satisfy the ardent hop of those parents!”
“The great system hopes the host to complete the ‘math score improvement’ mission better so the following mission is added.”
“If the new students that came to attend the class can also increase their scores by 10 to 20 points, the system will give better rewards based on the original rewards!”
I knew you will come join this!
Chen Huan thought, I was just wondering how to refuse this bothersome stuff but you came with this extra mission, you must want me to implicate myself more, right?
As it should!
As a teenager with a sense of societal responsibility, he wasn’t afraid of the arduous task!
Under the promise of rewards, the teenager completely forgot his thought of refusal.
He didn’t think that it would be hard to teach so many classes in a week.
“I’ll choose the second option. Set up three additional tutoring classes separately but each class can’t exceed 50 students. If you don’t agree, tell them to not come.” Chen Huan put forward his request.
“Alright!” Zhu Xiaoxi felt a weight come off his shoulders.
He was afraid that Chen Huan chose none of the options and just said “Don’t want to”. Could he even force him?
50 people per class wasn’t small and was much better than not teaching.
“You can tell them this is a number and don’t add any more people or I won’t be tutoring anybody.” Chen Huan warned.
Zhu Xiaoxi said in understanding.
This was a difficult task but it would be the same rhetoric, get your children to come if you have the ability, you could blame yourself if you couldn’t, otherwise were you expecting Chen Huan to tutor all the third year in China?
It was how it was.
There were those kinds of parents everywhere.
And Virtuous Middle School would also gain many benefits from it.
Otherwise, wouldn’t they have worked for nothing?
Those big bosses sent their kid to their school and a bond was forged due to that. Then, wouldn’t Virtuous Middle School receive more benefit in the future?
Hm, he had to go back and plan it out carefully. They should become one of the key high schools from the next school year, right?
Zhu Xiaoxi started to have some great aspirations.
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