My daughter did a big changed of going to mathnasium, she was the one reminding me to go. I observed that the activity is not monotonous which I think that keeps her going back. Her grades went up as well because of the practice she is doing.
The punch cards motivate our daughter and she returns home happy and proud of herself, especially when she has learned something new. I love hearing the staff greet our daughter by name each time she enters! Our daughter is excited about math and she feels at home there.
It really helped my daughter become confident in her ability to solve math problems. Before coming to Mathnasium she would just shut down when it came to math. Now she is more open to asking questions and working towards solving the problems.
Mathnasium has been a great experience for us. My 1st grade daughter learns math easily and she was bored with math in her school. At Mathnasium she works at her own pace. She's finishing up 3rd grade material now. And she LOVES math!!
My daughter dislikes schoolwork and doesn't see the value in it - she struggles with math, reading and writing and has always been quiet and unengaged in class. Homework is a battleground and she is not even interested in having books read to her. In the 12 sessions that she has had at Mathnasium her school teachers have noticed a marked improvement in her math and also in her reading and writing. This has been attributed to greater self esteem and confidence, and I strongly believe that this has been a consequence of realizing that she is capable. We delayed tutoring because we thought that it would add to her 'school-stress' but she actually enjoys attending Mathnasium. She likes "feeling smarter", and seeing older children there appeals to her. The instructors are young, patient and friendly which for a shy and easily intimidated child is very important. It has been a great unexpected bonus to see all areas of her school work improve as she has progressed with Mathnasium, and I believe that her overall school anxiety has been greatly reduced. I expect her to achieve grade level very soon, and I am looking forward to seeing what she can achieve. My son will also be starting at Mathnasium to solidify his math skills. Lastly, as a parent who over-schedules after school activities it has been very convenient to be able to drop in to Mathnasium as and when we can depending on sports activities and homework. I recommend Mathnasium to everyone who will listen :)
We have been extremely impressed with mathnasium. This was a difficult financial investment for our family, and we've had to make other sacrifices and compromises in order to pay for this tutoring, but we think the long-term benefits will make it well worth it. We approve of the methodology used at the Glendale Mathnasium. We find it to be a positive environment for learning, and best of all, our kids actually enjoy going there...which pretty much says it all.