Great experience for Donna and I recommend Mathnasium whoeheartedly. One minor caveat--I am trying to call you or leave a message and your phone is not working. Could you call me at your convenience? [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]. Thank you!
Mathnasium has done an amazing job with our 3 kids! All the staff nake learning math fun! We first came to mathnasium nearly 3 years ago with two kids who didn't like math and it was a struggle. We noticed a difference immediately in their confidence level and love for math! Now our youngest child is there and loving math too! If it wasn't for mathnasium, our kids wouldn't be in the higher math levels at school. Thank you!!!
My kids love Mathnasium! It is thorough and challenging.
One suggestion: For parents its hard to understand the format/terms... what is a "mastery check", for instance? Are the sessions comprised of mostly these workbook pages? And is the workbook customized for whatever the child needs to work on? I think there might be tests and should kids study before they take a test to level up? Just hard to understand the framework. As a parent you just want to stay on top of things. Wish there was a sheet given to parents that defined these specific terms and gave more detail.
My son's have both enjoyed more confidence, enthusiasm, and accuracy with Math since joining the Mathnasium Hinsdale. My elder son's report card math grade jumped a full letter after about 6 weeks in the program. Our stressful moments with math homework at home have disappeared. I wanted to nip that in the bud before my 5th grader heads to junior high and any gaps became more noticeable, stressful and before his schedule became too busy with other things. My younger son already liked math and as a 2nd grader did fine in it, but I thought I'd rather get extra in now before homework got hard for him and to encourage him to continue to enjoy it. My husband and I have both been very happy with the program and our boys' progress. What I notice most is how my son's see math in the world around them, talk about, ask about and try to solve real world math with the same interest level they would discuss a new movie or video game.
When my son went came to Mathnasium he was at least one year behind in his math class. After spending almost a year at Mathnasium, he is now able to keep up with his class and received a B in math in the last quarter.