Our son has flourished in his math skills after being in Mathnasium Park Slope since last summer. He made marked improvements in both his Core Curriculum score and academic math scores. Thank you Ali and her terrific team!
Overall my daughters have had a very good experience. They report that the tutors are low key, nice people. Having the tutors work with them has reduced the stress of math for all of us. This is partly because the tutors are better versed in math, but partly simply because it removes the parent/child dynamic.
For us, it is extremely important that our daughters actually get almost all of their homework done in the math tutoring sessions. I have appreciated the flexibility that Mathnasium tutors have shown in that regard. I recognize that Mathnasium has a methodology, and that from some pedagogical point of view, you would like to follow your methodology and not emphasize homework. However, the reality of family life is that our kids would not tolerate BOTH ten hours of tutoring per month AND much extra time doing homework. This only works for us insofar as the tutoring sessions do get most of their homework done.
We plan to return in the fall.
My son has shown improvement in command of math functions and really enjoys coming to mathnasium. Because of the method of teaching the skills, he is able to retain and execute the functions on his own and build on each of them form there. He loves the tutors, they are patient when teaching and repeating the information with the kids.
Isabella has really enjoyed coming to tutoring . The staff have been patient and friendly. Isabellas grades have gone up and she said that her tutoring was vital for her taking the state math test. We are very pleased.
Our son comes out of each session "getting it": the basic building blocks of the more complex algorithms he learned in 5th grade, but did not understand. The instructors are knowledgeable, patient and kind and take the time to break down the barriers to next steps.