Mathnasium is a great "activity" for kids to participate in for: fun, learning, confidence building & excelling. Few programs like it exist & it offers a unique counterpoint to traditional sports & clubs.
Aparna is extremely knowledgeable as well as calm and confident. As parents we tend to panic and over react but with all her experience she is able to address our concerns. The curriculum has worked extremely well for Aman although I wish he got some practice work for home on a regular basis. Not to become another Kumon but to ensure concepts are sinking in with some additional practice.
This program works very well for my daughter because the more you put time and effort, the better you are at Math. Mathnasium provides the appropriate challenges and support to accomplish this.
Thank you !
After being placed in Math Accel and skipping an entire year of the curriculum, our son had a few challenges keeping up and began to dread math. He basically checked out and his grades dropped significantly. Ms. Pai is fantastic - within a very short time and a few lessons at Mathnasium, he was back on track and enjoying math again. And his recent report card reflects that! Mathnasium doesn't focus on memorization and rote tasks...they first ask you what you need to solve for, then teach you the big-picture concepts and critical thinking skills to get there.
Last year, our son had a terrible experience that broke down his confidence and soured him against math. After a few lessons at Mathnasium, he has renewed interest and is excited about what he's learning. Instead of being told 'do this, then this' like his former teacher instructed, he's learning 'why' he's performing certain operations. He now has a better understanding of the big picture concept so he can more easily solve his math problems.
Aparna (owner of Mathnasium on Rt 56) spent a very long time getting to know my daughter, asking pertinent questions to get at the root of her issue with math and then put a comprehensive plan together to help her excel in middle school. My daughter looked forward to attending each session which completely (& happily) took me by surprise. This program was a great asset to my daughter's success in math!
Aparna was very helpful in assessing the issues that my son have. He is a very shy boy and it's hard for him to ask questions when needed. I believe Mathnasium is helping my son resolves his issues & frustration in Math. Every week I see improvement and more confidence in him. Sometimes he even shares what he learned with his brothers. It's definitely worth the investment for your child.