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The Transformative Power of Math Success: One Family’s Story

Sep 23, 2016

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 BY DAMARIS CANDANO-HODAS 

Parents, we know you’ll appreciate a real-life tale of math success—one of the many student victories that happen at Mathnasium every day!

 

When Iris Kaganovich brought her fourth grade daughter Edden to Mathnasium of El Segundo, Calif. in September 2015, she was in panic mode.

 

“Edden had never struggled in math before,” Iris recalled when Edden ended up at the lowest level. “Our school district switched to Common Core and it was more difficult than expected. I asked around, and all of the moms referred me to Mathnasium.”

 

 

Like all Mathnasium students, Edden sat down for the Mathnasium diagnostic assessment, which pinpointed strengths and weaknesses in her math foundations.

 

“I had no idea that Edden was struggling with basic multiplication, word problems and other fundamental math concepts,” Iris said.

 

Edden diligently attended sessions two to three times a week. Both mother and daughter were won over by the friendly and productive learning environment and found the Mathnasium teaching method very efficient.

 

Instructors spend one-on-one time with students like Edden and teach different approaches to explain challenging topics. As a working mom, Iris definitely appreciated Mathnasium’s flexible scheduling options as well.

 

After two months, Iris began to see improvement.

 

“Little by little, Edden was advancing. She became more confident about her skills and less anxious about math.”

 

Remarkably, Edden’s newfound math success transformed homework time for the entire family!

Now in fifth grade, Edden continues to go to Mathnasium. Gone are the days of floundering in the lowest-level math class—Iris happily reported that Edden almost got accepted into the highest-level class this school year!

 

Inspired by Edden’s success, Iris decided to send her youngest child, first grader Sky, to Mathnasium, as well.

 

“I realized the importance of building math skills early,” she said. “There’s no better place to do so than at Mathnasium!”

 


Damaris Candano-Hodas is the Marketing Communications Coordinator at Mathnasium Learning Centers.

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