He really wanted to comment Robbie Reyes on his hard work and excellent grades in his class. He is aware of Robbie's responsabilites outside of school. He thinks there is a bright future ahead of Robbie if he continues to apply himself. He requested him time and patience.
"Some people require a little more time and patience in order to find their way. Reprimanding them is not always the solution" -- Professor Daniel Wakeford.