Kurt was reluctant to go to Mathnasium the first time, but when I picked him up he said, "Was that really an hour? It didn't seem like that long." After a few more times, he began asking when next he would be going. I think he now looks forward to it! He's learning new things, solidifying skills that were shaky, and becoming more confident in his math abilities. Thank you!!
My daughter is going on a year of being part of the Mathnasium family! It is amazing to see how she has progressed over this year. We started right before she ended Kindergarten as she was struggling a bit with some of the key concepts she needed for 1st grade. Within 3 months she made leaps and bounds! We met with her math speciality teacher over the summer so I could get a good feel of how she felt she she had progressed and if she would be ready for 1st grade. She was blown away at how far our daughter had come along and with confidence told us she was going to do fantastic in 1st grade. She even called our daughters kindergarten teacher as she was so impressed. When first grade started her kindergarten teacher stopped me one day in the hallway to share the phone call she had!received. Our daughter loves math and is actually now her favorite subject. We have decided to continue with Mathnasium even though she she is struggling. She loves math and she wants to build on her knowledge to only get better. This is a fantastic program that I can't say enough good things about! The staff is just amazing and makes it fun for my daughter!
Selah seems to be learning her math and doesn't fight me to go to Math. The employees are patient with her and make her feel successful. Thank you. I enjoy Nathan and his positive attitude with the parents and kids. It is a welcoming place.
Nathan and all the teachers are great! Nathan is great with flexibility, knowledge, and interpersonal skills amongst parents and kids! Kenzie's scores during her MAPS scores have improved! Mathnasium SW Edina has a very warm feeling---teachers are friendly and knowledgable!! Thank you!
I can't put my finger on it, but it's done something wonderful to my daughter. Her math homework is done faster with less questions and done correctly. But, just going to Mathnasium at 5pm at night, it's the first thing she's excited for when she gets out of bed. "Yes! I got Mathnasium tonight!"
Nathan and Alex are fantastic! Derrick (my 13-year old son) is not a "fan" of math. He was unhappy at the thought of having to learn Math over the summer. After his first 1-hour visit, his attitude toward math and going to Mathnasium did a complete 180. Now he looks forward to going to Mathnasium to learn tips, tricks, and math concepts!
Quoting Derrick - "Nathan and Alex make math fun. I feel more confident as they've helped me understand the math concepts which I was having trouble with understanding in my larger math class".
Derrick and I talked about why he sometimes struggled in his math classes. He identified several things:
1. Regular math classes have more kids, so there's not as much time to ask questions
2. "Peer Fear" - he didn't want to be seen as not "getting it", so didn't want to ask questions.
3. Priorities - he didn't want to stay after school to meet with the teacher. He wanted to get out and play... Math wasn't "fun" to learn and he didn't think it is important to learn & understand.
Susan and I appreciate everything that Nathan and Alex have done this summer to turn the math complexities into simple, easy to understand concepts! Derrick is more confident in his math skills and will be setting a high goal for his math grades this coming school year!
Thank you Mathnasium - and a special thank you to Nathan and Alex! Y'all are great at helping kids understand Math and are fantastic Mathnasium Ambassadors!
My child had a bumpy academic and social year at school and Mathnasium has remained a constant positive experience for him. The past year was a year of change and he is looking forward to going into the next year with more confidence in math. The staff have been wonderful role models, consistently kind and experts in their field.