We feel it has given our child the chance to strengthen her foundation and is becoming more confident in math. The fact that we don't have to battle to get her to attend each week is a sign that this is a good environment for her.
I have already told several parents about Mathnasium. My son really enjoys going and I can already see an improvement in his math skills after only a few months of attending. This has been far more effective than using a tutor and far cheaper. We did tutoring the year before with very little success. Mathnasium finds and fills up the holes in a students knowledge base and this is the only way a student can truly succeed in math.
We've been very happy with Mathnasium because it provides our son an environment where he feels comfortable to learn at his own pace. He loves the incentives and enjoys math much more. We would like him to participate in the summer because he's able to keep a consistent schedule.
So far my kids are enjoying going to their sessions. With 3 kids it is difficult to find a quiet time at home to get them to practice math, and the incentive to earn something motivates them to work through their sheets. My only complaint is when they need assistance they raise their hand and at certain times when multiple kids have hands raised, the tutors don't know who was first and I have seen them accidentally skip the student that has been waiting the longest (and in one case they were skipped several times). I know it wasn't intentional, and also that they can't have an unlimited number of tutors at the center, but it does result in missed time for the waiting student(s) so seems like a better system could be set up to be sure students receive assistance in the order it is needed.
Very professional, well run and several tutors on hands to help. My kids are enjoying their experience and have stated the tutors are very patient and kind in helping them understand difficult concepts.
My granddaughter spent time with us this summer and we sought out a program that would help build and reinforce a stronger understand of math concepts and to help build her confidence. This program was the answer! She has a ways to go as there were gaps in her learning but she is re-energized and motivated. She looks forward to each session!
My daughter started at Mathnasium very reluctantly. However, getting the help she needs has been a complete game changer this year. She is more confident in general, and not having so much stress has made her a happier kid! She enjoys being there, and has even mentioned that "math is kind of fun" more than once. The added benefit is that we can go back to being the supportive parents without the daily struggle of trying to motivate her to do her homework. The parent tutoring thing just doesn't always work with teenagers.
I really appreciate the time and dedication that is given to my daughter to assure she understands and is able to master the content. I see a huge improvement in math and I am very excited to see her love for math grow. Thank you Linda and mathnasium team.