Wow, how neat that you so generously invested in this young man. I would love to hear about the journey from his perspective also and to hear if he’s landed an actuarial role. I manage teams of actuaries. I got so lucky to fall into this career path…..I don’t even remember the man’s name who saw something in me, told me unsolicited that he thought that I would enjoy being an actuary (I had never heard of it), and then generously referred me to speak to his childhood friend who was an actuary & executive at the time. I wish I could go back and thank him one million times over. I can’t wait to go read lots more of your articles.
Your point on the importance of personal involvement in education is well taken. Virtually everything of value has a degree of difficulty and frustration can easily occur - the personal approach is absolutely needed to get someone over the hump, so to speak. Zoom not only cannot do this, I think it exasperates frustration and can actually lead to lower educational outcomes.