My daughter is always in such a good mood when she leaves Mathnasium. I asked her why that is and she said that they actually teach her how to work the problems, unlike her school teacher, who just lectures using notes and then sits at her desk with her back to the class while they practice (not even noticing when they have their hand raised needing help). She also gets the help she needs for her homework while she is also learning material that she previously failed to learn in the past.
Lauren has attended Mathnasium in previous school years. We took her out of it for a brief time due to busy schedules. But her grade on her midterm math exam was the final straw. I was looking at Mathnasium and another local tutoring place. We chose Mathnasium because we like how we can go everyday including Saturdays and it was cheaper than the other place I was looking at. At the other place she could only go once a week and it was more expensive. She goes to tutoring everyday, especially before math quizzes, tests, and especially exams. Because they work with her everyday and review with her before test and quizzes her math grade has been holding steady at an "A". She actually got a 105% on her recent math test. Until Mathnasium that was unheard of. So it's clear to see that she is where she needs to be. Lauren also loves her tutors and Victoria. They teach math to her in a way that she understands it. They take time with her to make sure she getting it and Victoria is the best. They have eliminated a lot of Lauren's stress because she is now more confident because she understands math. She leaves Mathnasium with an understanding of her math. Which in turn allows her to go to school feeling confident that she understood the previous days lesson so she can build on it in the coming days. And she feels more prepared for tests because she fully understands the concept. Mathnasium is exactly what she needed! Thank you to all of you, you are making a big difference in the lives of the kids that you tutor.
I have seen great improvement with my daughters confidence in completing her math assignments. She works more independently now and her test score are improving each week at school. She has hated math but now is exited to come to Mathnasium and sit down at home to do homework. Thank you!
We have been so pleased with the positive attitude our daughter has had at Mathnasium. She enjoys going and is growing in her confidence in Math. So far, it has been a great investment in her future. The one downfall is the large ratio of students to adults at times. I know it is difficult to project the amount of staff you need when it is a walk in program, so we have just tried to send our daughter during the dinner hour, in hopes that less students will be there.
I have referred Mathnasium to anyone with middle school and high school students. Students are under enough stress without having their parents, who were taught different methods, trying to "help" them. Let the experts help, and keep peace at home.