My daughter looks forward to her lessons at Mathnasium. She truly enjoys learning from the instructors, they are friendly and make learning math fun. She also likes the incentives Mathnasium offers, i.e. snacks and prizes.
Our oldest daughter was not feeling challenged in math at school, and was becoming discouraged, frustrated, and losing motivation. Mathnasium of Marina del Rey rekindled her passion for learning and helped rebuild her confidence in mathematics, which began to wane as a result of an approach to classroom instruction that would not permit her to advance at a quicker pace - her pace.
I think my kids enjoyed Mathnasium and it helped with the building blocks of math, given how quickly the concepts are taught at school.
For my older daughter, she was a bit frustrated that she couldn't focus on the concepts she was currently learning in her advanced math class, but I personally think sticking with the method of Mathnasium was probably for the best, since I thought the advanced math class in school might be moving too fast... so in the end.. I think it was great....
Still not sure on what the policy is regarding time spent on homework versus time spent doing the Mathnasium created work...
Mathnasium helped my child to advance two grade levels above the standard public school math curriculum. The staff at the Marina del Rey location are great at helping children with math and overall study skills. I highly recommend this program and this location.
We sent two of our younger children to the center after struggling with math on different levels. Both were able to grasp mathematical concepts and apply it during the school year. As a result, they felt better and increased both their confidence and grades.
I think the tutors and staff are great with the students. I would like my daughter to restart the program and retest as she is doing very challenging math at her school. She's currently in the 3rd grade. I would like that same type of work to be given to her at Mathnasium so that should can master each section. In other words, I would like the work to parallel.