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I wanted to extend my appreciation to you for mentoring my kids. Since joining UCMAS, there is a definite improvement in their ability to handle numbers. Also, I like how you understand my kids’ individuality and help them build confidence. Needless to say, my kids absolutely enjoy UCMAS. Thank you for taking care of my kids in this magical world of numbers.
I was a part of one of the first classes of UCMAS. I started at the age of 13 and now you won’t believe it but I am 21. Before I started UCMAS I wasn’t very fond of math at all and I thought it was boring and tedious. After I started and progressed through UCMAS I enjoyed math much more and through high school I excelled in math.
Now I am studying Actuarial Science (a math-based program) at the University of Waterloo. So you know I love math. And mental math actually becomes useful in everyday tasks. I am currently on co-op working with American Express and I use mental math to keep track of numbers for analysis work. Even at University, calculating the average in statistics I don’t use the calculator, I use mental math.
UCMAS didn’t just help me in math alone but it helped me manage my time. I had to make sure to keep up with the other students, I had less time because I was older, I worked, I was involved in many school teams and obviously homework from school. UCMAS showed me that dedication will get you through anything. UCMAS has helped in many ways but those were just a couple that stuck out in my mind. I would like to thank my instructors and centre managers, Anton, Lucia, and Suren, for pushing me through and motivating me. I would also like to thank everyone who worked to bring UCMAS to Ontario. All in all UCMAS was an amazing experience and it changed my view on mathematics.
Our family has been very pleased with the UCMAS program and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to other parents considering additional math instruction to complement their children’s in-school programs. It has helped our children’s concentration, cognitive ability and confidence. We have seen demonstrable improvement in their math results at school. The high calibre of children attending the school has caused our children to raise their effort level but in a healthy form of competition. What differentiates this program from others is the phenomenal teachers….they are simply outstanding! They have the children’s best interest at heart and they recognize that every child learns differently and at varying paces. To accommodate their needs, these teachers adjust their teaching methods and techniques to each child’s individual learning style. Most importantly, they make the classes fun and entertaining. UCMAS is more than a mental math class, UCMAS is the foundation of learning. We truly believe that the skills our children have acquired from this comprehensive program have enriched their education and will be beneficial for their learning skills as they continue their schooling.
Our daughter has been attending this outstanding program for the last one and a half years. She has built comfort, speed, accuracy, and confidence with big and small numbers. She uses all mixed operational signs in a jiffy and leaves her teachers and classmates in awe. We highly recommend this program, and encourage parents to give their children an opportunity to work wonders with numbers in this technology-based world.
I can see eagerness (in my son, Aravind) to find out how to solve more complex sums since Aravind has already done the basics in traditional method. Aravind has been in this program (for just) 3 weeks and I can (already) see that he has improved his editing and rechecking ability and his accuracy has improved. I believe that the ability to solve problems with speed and accuracy is key to improving skills in all the areas that need thinking and applying the concepts to all areas – not only academic – in music and sports too!