Hi. My name is Helana and I am just so so so ....... HAPPY!!!!
You see, not long after starting Maths Whizz with Mr Cornelius and EducateNZ, I realised I could do maths and I could improve. I then set a goal to reach and pass my actual age in Maths.
I have just achieved it, March 2016, and I am in one of the top maths classes at College.
In Year 5, I was really struggling in Maths. I certainly tried my best but I was just not getting it and I certainly did not enjoy maths because of this. I was in the bottom maths group and although the teacher did spend time with us, there were three other groups as well. I knew I was struggling and I was just too embarrassed to ask for help. My Mum and Dad tried to help me, but maths things had changed for them.
My daughter Charlotte has benefited greatly from Maths Whizz. Her numeracy skills have improved markedly and this has given her confidence that she is not “dumb at maths”, and she is achieving good results at school. It is a personal and flexible system that gives her great immediate feedback.
Chelize would question me at the end of day, about some maths queries that she did not understand at school. When I tried to help her in my "old fashioned way", she said I was wrong?
Her Teacher, Steve Cornelius suggested to give her extra daily help on the internet, in a game-like setting? Making it challenging, but fun to learn and complete each stage.
At first Chelize would sit in front of the computer, and had lack of confidence in herself to complete each session. But with encouragement and lots of help from Steve she is now receiving gold awards for her efforts.
What "really" boosted Chelize along was to have the weekly "skype" sessions. This is where she feels she is in the presence of Steve, and he can explain any area she is unsure of, right at that moment.
I would totally recommend Maths whizz to any parent / child. They are learning so much in a "fun way". And now I see Chelize smiling, as she shows me "how easy" it is to do.
Meet Steve Cornelius
Hi. I’m Steve Cornelius. I have over 30+ years’ experience, as a classroom teacher and a School Principal. I love to see students recognise the changes they make to celebrate achievements and progress.