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reviews and case studies from parents just like you.
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“We got some really good news recently - when my son
got his benchmark assessment, he scored out of the
park. His teacher even pulled him out of line when she
saw his score and whispered in his ear how well he had
done. And he was so proud when he got in the car that
day. I can say that Adam continuing to work with
Thinkster and work on his math skills has improved his
confidence and his willingness to even work at math,
an area where he had struggled before joining
And more than anything, I just love seeing him be so
excited about how he performed. It's a joy. I'm
telling you, honestly, to see kids find themselves and
the confidence they build because that's a lifelong
Parent Case Study 1
Jenny McBrayer, Mom Of Two Boys
They had done Kumon and private tutoring in the past.
Her younger son started having some struggles in the
classroom and parents wanted to help him succeed in
the classroom, keep up with his peers, and increase
his confidence level with his math skills. Her son was
getting so frustrated that they were getting reports
from school teachers that he was flat-out refusing to
continue to do his work.
Their family has a pretty busy schedule and her
husband travels for work.
They evaluated other programs like Kumon and had
worked with one-on-one tutors as well. The boys did
not enjoy this at all. There was no engagement or
After joining Thinkster, their son now really enjoys
doing Math. He has a great relationship with his
tutor. He did amazingly well in his school and state
benchmark assessment and his scores were outstanding.
Jenny’s son now feels more confident about Math.
Jenny likes the specific and daily feedback from her
Thinkster tutor. She really likes that they get to be
“in-the-know” of whatever is happening daily with
their son’s math learning. She loves the interface and
the ease of using Thinkster.
“We are in love with Thinkster because it has made our
kids competitive in terms of their state testing.
Thinkster has made our kids perform competitively with
their peers. It has also given them a lot of
confidence in their abilities as math students.
Especially with girls and STEM, I think it's really
important for my two girls who are doing the program
to feel confident, to feel like they can do what's
asked of them in school and what's asked of them on
the testing. It's also very easy for parents as it
doesn't require us to drive the kids to any tutoring
Having a dedicated personal tutor is also great and
she manages the progress of my kids. It’s really easy,
and me and my husband really like the Parent App. My
husband reviews our kids’ work and makes sure that
they're spending the amount of time that they need to
be spending and devoting a level of attention to it.
That's really all he has to do is to look at the
Parent App every night and say, ‘Yeah, okay - you
spend the right amount of time, you know, because of
the time suggested for the worksheet. Good job’. And
if my kids didn't do that, then the next day, he'll
say, ‘Okay, well, since they did 10 minutes shorter
the previous day, they have to do 40 minutes today’
and so forth. We want our kids to do Thinkster for 30
minutes each day and it really has helped.”
Parent Case Study 2
Lisa Germann, Mom Of Three Kids, Colorado
They started searching for a math tutoring program in
the summer of 2019. They had homeschooled their kids
the prior year because they were traveling.
They noticed that their now fifth grader lacked basic
computational knowledge. She was struggling with
fractions, decimals, and she didn't know her
multiplication tables. Their third grader, now fourth
grader, was good in math, but they wanted him to keep
pulling ahead and stay advanced.
Lisa wanted their middle daughter (in sixth grade) to
get caught up and be competent and wanted her to be
able to accelerate next year. They wanted all of their
kids’ state-wide test scores to be competitive and
started to look for tutoring options.
They looked at Kaplan, but did not want to have to
travel to tutoring sessions. Traveling was time
consuming and complicated to manage because of the
family’s busy schedule.
They also tried Komodo, which is online, but they felt
like it was too much like a game and didn't see a
measurable impact on their kids’ MAP test scores.
They needed something that was a little more
structured and something that was customizable and
focused for their kids.
Their kids’ school report cards always looked okay, so
they thought their kids were doing well. But when they
got their MAP state test scores, the kids were bombing
They joined Thinkster and started seeing phenomenal
improvements and growth with their MAP scores. Their
middle daughter’s growth was 80% above that of their
Their oldest daughter (in sixth grade) is doing
outstandingly well in Math after joining Thinkster and
is on a trajectory to be accelerated to the
intermediate gifted math group next year.
Their son is good in math and computationally strong,
but needed to get better in solving real life word
problems. His MAP scores are good now.
After joining Thinkster, Lisa and her husband now
never hear their kids say that they hate math or that
math is hard. Because the kids had knowledge gaps when
they were homeschooled, they used to think Math was
hard and challenging. There were many tears. Now,
after being with Thinkster, they're doing extremely
well. They're succeeding, and their confidence and
scores are both boosted.
"I have 4 kids using Thinkster for the last 3
months-All of my kids are progressing really well. I
like the curriculum, I find that there is plenty of
practice and analytical thinking with word problems
not just route memorization. I also love our tutor -
Sabrina is great, she is engaging and is definitely
challenging my kiddos."
Parent Case Study 3
Natalia Woehl, Mom Of Four Kids
All of her children have been Montessori trained in
primary and elementary school and then mostly attended
private schools. Once out of the Montessori school
system, because it was really expensive for four kids,
their family decided that they needed to keep the pace
that they were doing with math. So, they started
looking for a good math tutoring program. They tried
different programs for four or five years with their
kids, but they still weren’t happy. They did not want
a program that helped only with memorizing concepts,
but wanted one that had more word problems and would
make their kids think.
And that's one of the things that they like about
Thinkster. They really liked the trial experience and
the word problems the curriculum has. Natalia wanted
her kids to
actually sit down, read a problem and really think
through it. Her kids were not great at it and
Thinkster really allowed them to be able to acquire
Their middle child, Leonardo, is doing really well in
school. Their other son, Sebastian, is ahead of his
peers in school. The things that he has mastered in
Thinkster are really helping with his school work.
Both Leonardo’s and Sebastian’s MAP test scores are
going up every single school year with Thinkster’s
help. Their twin girls are in first grade and like
Fun fact – their family doubles all the rewards cash
they get and spend it on a quarterly basis!
“We were paired with the perfect tutor for our
student. She understands her mind; she understands her
thought process - better than I do, I think! She also
encourages her in a way that our student really
responds to. The quality of the tutor that we have
been paired with… I couldn’t have interviewed and
picked one better myself. Her way of working with my
daughter has built her confidence back up in a way
where she realizes now that she is smart in math. She
just learns differently than other students and needs
that time and support to get the concepts and do the
Parent Case Study 4
Sahra Otero, Nevada
Sahra’s daughter started falling behind in math. The
combination of living in a rural area and personal
health difficulties placed a heavy burden on the
A local tutor would also likely cost $95/hour - which
was an extremely high-cost burden too.
Sahra began searching around for math tutoring
programs and found Thinkster. She was immediately
impressed by the interface and information provided by
the platform. She was also intrigued by how affordable
the program is and the different service levels
Right away, Sahra began noticing a change in her
She loves how her daughter gets immediate feedback if
an answer is wrong and then has the opportunity to go
back to get the question right. Plus, her daughter
LOVES spending time on the iPad as it makes it more
fun -- even when it’s math!
And a big bonus: her daughter also really loves her
“Learning isn’t just about learning how to solve the
problems. It’s actually understanding the questions
and understanding the whole concept of it. And I think
that’s what really taught [our son] how to be a better
Parent Case Study 5
Dulay Family, Hawaii
Julian and JoAnn started looking for a math program
when they realized that the school curriculum and
program weren’t challenging their son enough. Their
son would come home from school, finish homework
quickly and was done with learning for the day.
Something at the school level just felt missing - and
their son was thirsty for knowledge! Julian always
asks, “How was school?” and their son replies, “Easy!”
They tried other programs, like Kumon and Mathnasium,
but preferred a program that offered flexibility and
- Finding Thinkster was the perfect fit.
Not only is their son learning and advancing across
various topics and problem-types, but Julian and JoAnn
enjoy the family experience too. The curriculum and
video tutorials access gives the entire family the
ability to explore and understand topics thoroughly.
“A very modern way to approach education”
Parent Case Study 6
Joshua Rundus, Washington
Joshua noticed that his daughter seemed to always be a
bit nervous and hesitant when it came to math.
Going back to Kindergarten, she was a strong reader,
but had the “I’m not as good at math” attitude. It was
important to him to help boost her confidence in math.
He initially searched around for a math program, but
didn’t find that the Kumon method quite fit their
Plus, with machine-learning and Artificial
Intelligence, he felt that there must be a more
efficient and smarter way to approach learning.
Thinkster fit into their schedule easily, and it
became a verb around the house - “Do your Thinkster!”
He immediately found the app and program to be very
intuitive, and particularly liked the ability to have
a coach review and give feedback on work.
Plus, the coach became someone his daughter looks up
to and respects. He finds his daughter’s coach to be
nurturing and professional, which is a great