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As the students write notes to prepare for tutoring first graders, George Washington high teacher Chantel Maybach tells them: "We are going to be a consistent, positive influence on these folks [the first graders.] We’ve had some very intimate conversations in this room about how we’ve been disappointed by others. And you're going to find this a wonderful opportunity for you to be a stable, positive, consistent influence in their lives."