We wanted to share some great news. (My son) presented 3 posters at the (large conference) in (major city) last week. One of his posters on (interesting math topic) got selected as one of the top posters and he was invited to present it formally at the Abstract session.
(My son’s) confidence in math because of you has helped him achieve these amazing milestones.
Believe me, I really would love to take this credit.
But let’s be fair here: this student has gifts you would hardly believe. The entire family is inspirational: hard-working and accomplished, appropriately demanding but also warm and witty. It has been my great privilege to work with them, and with many such families and students. I hope to continue meeting and helping people like this far into the future.
Even so, I’m going to permit myself to let this note make my month.
I really do appreciate the opportunity to do what I do.