Within a few months our parents see their children at their full potential.
I had Adam by myself at Costco and asked him to add up our purchases in his head (rounded to the nearest dollar) as we shopped and see how close he could come to the register total. He ended up at $166, and the one dollar difference to our total was due to rounding. I frankly didn’t care so much whether he did the addition accurately…it was the working memory I was checking. He was able to keep the running total in his head over 45 minutes of eating samples, looking at things he’d like to buy, and chatting with his mom. I’m not too big on extrinsic rewards, but he got a frozen yogurt for fun for succeeding in the challenge.
Two years ago, before enrolling Rebeca at Tinker Thinkers Academy, she had earned only one medal at her school. Now she has a whole folder with over 19 certificates and awards! We are so proud of our daughter! Thank you.
I found out about Tinker Thinkers Academy as soon as it opened. But, as a single mother, for several years I could not afford to give my child such an education. Then, Dennis, (the founder of the academy), made me an offer that I could not resist. For me, it was like winning the lottery!!!
Before we started classes at Tinker Thinkers Academy, my daughter had problems with math and other subjects in school. You cannot imagine how happy I was, and cried from joy, when my daughter brought home an award for being the most improved in mathematical abilities. To me, it was the best confirmation that abacus math really works. My daughter really likes the fun and interesting activities and useful masterclasses at the Academy.
Like any mom, I want a happy and successful future for my child. And at this stage, when he is still small, our job, as parents, is to invest into him as many useful skills and knowledge as possible. Before we started at Tinker Thinkers Academy, Artem always needed help in completing his homework from school. He was easily distracted by things; it was hard for him to concentrate on one thing. After 6 months of education at the Academy, my child comes to me himself, to show me his completed homework. Now I do not have to remind him or force him to do his homework. My son’s memory has also noticeably improved; he memorizes poems after reading them once! His ability to sit still and concentrate his attention has also significantly improved. Now, he can sit and work without breaks for 30-40 minutes without any problems, and he does this with no particular difficulty. Of course, I really like that my child is busy with useful activities everyday, instead of sitting in front of the television or playing video games.
Artem also likes practicing abacus math. At Tinker Thinkers Academy he has made new friends, and he happily attends classes.
When I grow up I want to be a businessman and own a car business. I like cars and I like to work with motors and see how things work. I will get a lot of money to provide my family. Mental math will help me by expanding my imagination. I need the imagination to create new cars. I will also help my memory and other important skills.