Having been a college and high school teacher for some 40 years, I have come to believe that often teachers learn more from students than the other way around. This has been my volunteer experience at San Quentin. There, helping prison clients in a variety of tasks, from college essay writing to parole statements, from basic reading to perhaps just listening to their difficulties with a subject, has proved challenging as well as offering huge satisfaction. In the two years I have been working with Free to Succeed, I have met many men of high intellect as well as those behind academically. Their struggles to improve their lives are a lesson in perseverance. They express such gratitude and respect for my efforts to help, that I leave the study hall reinvigorated and in many ways, re-educated.