Maths was not one of Attef's strong points, so in response to this, he disliked it immensely. However, in his eighth grade of school, he was brought under the tutelage of an inspirational teacher who lit his interest in mathematics, causing him to achieve high standards in the subject. This increased his confidence in the topic and kept his enthusiasm for maths alive even after his maths teacher left.
Attef's story shows just how important it is to instil an early drive for maths, so that one could develop the necessary skills to tackle the harder maths problems. This shows that an early ingrained good habit does not die hard and aids greatly in future endeavours.