Eileen had trouble with reading and simple math

A Lightbulb Moment: All Her Practice Added Up To Triumph
StoryCorps. September 16, 2016
http://www.npr.org/2016/09/16/494070031/a-lightbulb-moment-all-her-practice-added-up-to-triumph

She explains: “After Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, this young gentleman came up to him and asked him, ‘How did it feel to fail over 2,000 times?’ Edison said, ‘I never failed once. It was a 2,000-step process.’

related:
http://www.newsweek.com/can-you-ever-escape-those-high-school-labels-69097

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