My two children, ages 8 and 5 have been with Markham Abacus for close to a year, under the instruction of Ms. Kelly. My intent to enroll them in Abacus vs. other math programs was to build basic arithmetic and multiplication skills and to improve their mental math abilities. They have achieved great results in a short time! Not only learning the apparatus and improving mental math, but the classes have significantly developed their concentration and perseverance. Abacus is not only about math, but about concentration, focus and practice. My children can better connect hard work and perseverance with achieved results– an association they have applied to other facets of their studies and play.
Ms. Kelly is a wonderful instructor who cares about her students and takes pride in teaching Abacus and mental math. She uses effective teaching methods and takes the time to challenge her students according to their individual pace. She consistently communicates with parents on student progress and areas of improvement. Ms. Kelly reverts back to traditional basics of teaching and students are receptive to her warm personality and effective teaching style.