Well buttfuck. Now I get to email the nice teacher back saying, "thanks so much for setting this up for me, unfortunately, I can't read.
Bah. I guess I'll try to set something up with the elementary school down the street. And if nothing else, doing some volunteering at the Middle School will still be good experience- and another couple of references.
Edit: Apparently I also cannot properly close a bold tag. Two for two, brain.