Miss Briggs my college Algebra II and Calculus teacher. I was returning to college for a second time to obtain an Engineering degree. I had not had alot of success in mathematics in high school, and I had just eked by mathematically in obtaining a Business degree the first time in college. I was downright scared the first day of class.
As the days went by I struggled with the work but Miss Briggs was always available after class to answer my questions and work with me. Several weeks went by and I went to Miss Briggs to help me with a another problem. As we started to look at my work, I apologized to her for being so poor in math. She looked at me and smiled and said, "You're not poor in math. You are very good. Once you understand the problem, you fly." I had never had a math teacher give me a compliment and, certainly, no math teacher had ever said that I was good in math. My fear of math melted away and I never looked back. I graduated three years later with a Civil Engineering degree.
God put Miss Briggs in my path and I am thankful.