Since starting the program, my son is more in tune with numbers and really tries to apply it to real life daily activities: he reads food labels and %. He likes percentages and halves, and 1/3. I can see that he is internalizing his comprehension more and more. We feel that this is a long term commitment for Xavier to catch up and become more comfortable with basic operations and in solving problems in math. The hands on, non electronic problem solving with the tutors is Great because students can actually see how to derive the answers instead of magically appearing on a computer screen.
My son enjoys the program and is gaining confidence in his abilities. The staff are fun, inviting and caring. They have a great balance of all business and light-hearted fun. We went from D's to A's and now my son identifies as being "good in math".
Having the flexibility to drop in at any time and stay as little or as long as we want is a huge selling point. Also very helpful that my son can get help with his homework if he needs to. The staff not only posseses the apptitude for math, but they are also very good with the students.
This is my daughter's third year at Mathnasium and she looks forward to going at least three times weekly. Phoebe struggled in school until she was able to return. Phoebe may enter Mathnasium not understanding a concept but when she leaves she understands that concept.
Mathnasium has been an incredibly good experience for my middle-schooler who has never liked math. She actually asks me if she can go multiple days a week, she likes it so much. She's not only building her math skills, but also her confidence. She loves the tutors and hands-on assistance without the pressure of performing perfectly. It's been an ideal experience!