What Parents and Students are Saying...
At WORLD ABACUS ACADEMY we’re very proud of the Abacus math classes we provide. But don’t take our word for it – here’s what our abacus students and families have to say …
Here are recent letters from 2 returning students…
I met Sensei at the OHEN convention several years ago. My parents sat in on her demonstration, and were extremely impressed. I remember the conversation: “Boys, we found you a math school. You have to go, no matter what!,” they said.I then said, “Great!,” my voice loaded with sarcasm.
However, my sarcasm was unwarranted. It was great... REALLY great! My little brother (Evan) and I worked our way through the levels, competing and demonstrating. It was so much fun to show off the skills I had learned.
Unfortunately, T.K.Mishra Sensei needed to relocate the school. Our last demonstration was during the Summer faire, on stage at Bethany Village. We just couldn’t do it. A one hour drive through rush hour just wouldn’t fit in our busy schedule.I was crushed.
It took us a full year to return to WORLD ABACUS ACADEMY. With a little scheduling magic and graciousness we were able to return. It is great to be back! I discovered (to my delight) that I had not completely lost my skill.
I truly believe that if I get anything out of Abacus, it is that I am not afraid of math. I am so excited to be back in the advanced class, and learning once again!
After being gone so long I realized how much I missed WORLD ABACUS ACADEMY and every one in it, I missed the friends, the fun! And I missed doing math and actually getting the question right!
My 5-year-old daughter started Abacus 8 months ago and I’m amazed at what she has accomplished. She is able to do mental calculations with two-digit numbers and she is starting on multiplication! AND she thinks it is FUN!!! Her 2-year-old brother thinks he is missing out on something and tries to mimic her.
Sensei T.K.Mishra is a passionate abacus teacher who is devoted to each of her students. I’m very grateful that she has shared her special talent with my daughter. Thank you, Sensei!
At the age of 71, Abacus has been very difficult for me and I've struggled with learning a new way of doing math. Without the patience and the enthusiasm that is always showing me, I would have quit a long time ago. I know it is like Piano, Latin or Chess - a very good mental workout for children and older people like me. is fast at noticing any work the children are doing and at expanding her knowledge to each of them, though they are all at different levels in their work. She is very demanding and works to develop speed and passion in their lives. I also saw the result that devotion in teaching some of the High Schoolers who come, who continue working with her and who have become very skillful in math. My grandson Paolo's regular teacher thinks that his math has improved greatly since he began taking Abacus classes a year and half ago, at the age of 8!
I was amazed at how easy and effective the abacus is for me. Math has always been a problem for me, and at 27 I struggle with multiplication tables and need a calculator even for simple computations. I've always gotten by in math, as long as I had a calculator and enough time, but it was always a struggle. However, by the end of an hour I was
adding and subtracting three digit numbers in my head! While that may sound easy, it is a significant improvement for me, particularly the ability to keep the numbers straight in my head. I wish that I had learned this skill as a child. Yet, the improvement I saw in the short time spent with my college math class I believe that learning the abacus now is an essential piece of my education. Thanks again
Abacus has been a wonderful benefit to our son. He has applied the principles learned in everyday life. From school work to a visit in the shopping mall, our son has applied abacus principles in everything from problem solving to calculating a total sale or discount in a store. Abacus has given our son an edge over other students.
Overall, abacus is a useful and beneficial skill for our son to learn and we are glad we signed him up for Abacus and mental calculation classes. Sensei is a caring and focused on all the students. She is patient, helpful, and most of all encouraging to the students. We are grateful for her service to our son.
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