Mario Loiseau is a Haitian immigrant who works two jobs, including long hours as a parking lot attendant in New York City.

He does this to help pay for his 9-year-old daughter, Mabou’s, tutoring. She is a science and language prodigy and is already studying college-level algebra.

Mario-Mabou-6-years-old2The two of them sat down together for StoryCorps, so Mabou could ask him some questions.

Originally aired June 19, 2015, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Photo courtesy of the Louiseau family.