When Albert Einstein was at primary school, he didnt do well. His teachers thought he was stupid and not worth teaching. His mother took him home and tought him a little by herself, for the family was very poor. As a child, playing the vivin was all he was good at.
When he was ten, he met Dr Max. The Dr talked with him and tried to help him. They read books together, and Einstein showed an interest in maths. He understood difficult maths prob lems and ideas. Later on he went to school again. but school work was not easy for him. He could not learn things by heart. He even did not pass his first test to enter college Because of his learning problems, Einstein made few friends. He was shy in groups of people. However, he overcame（克服) many of his shortcomings（缺点）and became a well known scientist in the field of physics. Now he is regaxded as one of the most important thinkers and greatest genius（天才）of 20th century.