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See Below Actual Case Studies of Students Showing Incredible Performance Improvement with our Research-Driven Foundational 7-Step Thinkster Method

Thinkster Math Tutoring Case Studies

See Below Actual Case Studies of Students Showing Incredible Performance Improvement with our Research based 3 Core-Principles & 7-Step Foundational Method

“Thinkster Math did it in 1 year what Kumon could not do in 3 years!”

Tanu S, Parent, CT

Before Suhani, a Thinkster from Connecticut, initially earned a Score of 485 (Stage 2) on the Math section of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT).

After In less than a year after signing up for Thinkster Math, her Score jumped to 547 (Stage 4).

Thinkster Math Tutoring | Score Results

“My daughter went from 'bombing math' and being in the “danger zone” to showing growth that was 80% above her state peers after using Thinkster.”

Lisa Germann, Parent, CO

Before This Thinkster initially received an RIT score of 210 on the math section of the MAP test.

After Within a year, she became a math rockstar in her class and school, and managed to bump up her RIT score by 10 points.

Online Math Tutoring | Growth Over Time | Thinkster Math

"It’s amazing what a year of Thinkster can do! Her teacher told me it’s the first time she saw any of her students score higher than a fifth grader! We are doing something right!”

Parent of Alyssa, Grade 2

Thinkster Alyssa, a second grader, actually showed performance at the 5th grade level on the STAR Math Assessment, just a year after she started doing Thinkster Math!

Math Tutoring Performance | Thinkster Math

"Before starting Thinkster, Kiara was falling behind in Math, but these days she tackles complex word problems and has built strong calculation skills which have led her to achieve the highest band in the Australian Naplan National Test.”

Clem, Father of Kiara, Australia

Kiara and her sister used to do Kumon in Australia before joining Thinkster five years ago! They were our first few customers “down under”, but their performance in math has been amazing and worthy of rockstar status!

Online Math Tutor | Thinkster Math

“...Thanks to his tutor and Thinkster, Soham has scored 86% in his state level and one of the highest in his campus...”

Neeti S, Mom, of Soham, TX

Thinkster Math Tutoring Progress and Results

The figure on the right shows Soham performing at the Master’s Grade Level on the math portion of the Texas Assessment. His mom thanks Thinkster for the incredible results!

Tutoring for Math | Progress Report | Thinkster Math

"Thinkster Math helped Suprav in building more confidence in math by identifying his strong and weak areas and working on them gradually to advance Suprav beyond his grade level which helped him achieve top scores no only in his class but also in his MAP tests.”

Mom of Suprav, North Carolina

Suprav scored in the 97th-99th percentile on the North Carolina MAP test within a year of using Thinkster.

Progress with Math Tutoring | Thinkster Math

The figure on the right shows Thinkster student Georgia’s score of 93% on the International MAP math test. Georgia has been a student for 2+ years, and her MAP results have increased over 20% in that time.

Online Math Tutor | Thinkster Math

Literally, Off The Charts Performance!!

Camille’s performance on the national NAPLAN test was literally off the charts! Camille’s parents chose Thinkster over Kumon several years back because of the convenience of not having to travel to a learning center. Her parents shared, “Camille’s got a full extracurricular schedule and we didn’t want to drive her to yet another place, and we didn’t want to grade her worksheets. She is also able to do Thinkster easily while we travel.”

Online Math Tutoring | Growth Over Time | Thinkster Math

Literally, Off The Charts Performance!!

Kaydee’s performance on the national NAPLAN test was literally off the charts! She is currently working on math that is almost 2 years ahead of her grade level. She used to do Kumon and has now being doing Thinkster for the last several years. We are looking forward to hearing more about Kaydee’s future successes.

Thinkster Math Tutoring Progress and Results

"Carys is a hard worker and takes school very seriously. She strives to be the best in everything she does. Carys was the only 4th grade girl in her school to obtain National Honorable Mention for the Noetic Learning Math Contest. We are very proud of her!"

Mother of Carys

Carys, from Connecticut received the highest score possible on the SBAC! According to SBAC, students performing at this standard are demonstrating advanced progress towards master of mathematics knowledge and skills.

Math Tutoring Performance | Thinkster Math

Adrian, on the right, did amazingly well on the 5th grade NAPLAN National Test - scoring in the highest possible band. He has been with Thinkster for several years!

Tutoring for Math | Progress Report | Thinkster Math

We Make Happy Parents & Students

Not only does Thinkster guarantee results, our programs are highly reviewed by parents and students. Read some of the hundreds of reviews and case studies from parents just like you.

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Jenny McBrayer

“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 Thinkster.

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 thing”

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 interactions.
  • 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.

Lisa Germann

“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 center.

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 in math.
  • 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 peers.
  • 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.

Natalia Woehl

"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 this skill.
  • 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 math. :-)
  • Fun fact – their family doubles all the rewards cash they get and spend it on a quarterly basis!

Sahra Otero

“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 work. ”

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 family’s schedule.
  • 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 offered.
  • Right away, Sahra began noticing a change in her daughter’s confidence.
  • 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 dedicated tutor!

Dulay Family

“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 mathematician.”

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 online access.
  • 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.

Joshua Rundus

“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 lifestyle.
  • 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 combination.

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Intrigued? Want to See Your Child Get These Remarkable & Impressive Outcomes?

Continue Reading - We Are Going to Reveal The Proven 7-Step Method of Thinkster That We Guarantee Will Make Your Child a Math Champion Within a Few Short Months.

So, Who is this for?

You Are a Parent Who Wants to See Your Child Do Well in Math

  • But struggling to find an alternative to existing tutoring programs like Kumon, Mathnasium, Sylvan and others. You want a program that engages and motivates your child, and gives them the ability to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Your child does not enjoy doing the repetitive and non-personalized worksheets from tutoring programs like Kumon, Mathnasium and others.
  • You are frustrated that other tutoring programs do not give word problems to challenge your child.
  • You find it difficult to travel to tutoring centers each week.
  • You want some added convenience with a higher quality math program.
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Or, Maybe You Are a Mom or Dad, Motivated to Give Your Children the Best Education

  • But your kids are not showing any interest in math.
  • You feel extremely frustrated.
  • You know your children are intelligent, but you need to make them feel more confident and comfortable with math.
  • You struggle to get your kids to engage in any learning program.
  • You feel stressed to make sure that your kids can live up to their potential.
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Here’s The Truth

You can increase your child’s math scores by 90% within 3-6 months by using other tutoring services (who are scrambling to offer a digital service) if you can supplement what they do with a ton of personal effort from you at home or by hiring additional private tutors to monitor your child’s work daily using ineffective tools.

However, using other tutoring services is not going to solve this problem as -

  • They are not digitally designed (they barely are trying to gasp and catch up with video conferencing tools like Zoom because of COVID).
  • They use ineffective tools to grade and provide feedback or they expect you to do this work (they do not have a digitally designed platform like Thinkster does).
  • Most parents are not equipped to help their children achieve academic success as they don’t have the time or the underlying data to truly develop math and study skills and motivate their kids.

We are the only 100% natively digitally designed tutoring program dedicated to solving this particular problem for parents and can provide an elite tutor to coach, monitor and mentor your child daily and make them into problem solvers and become good in critical thinking/logical reasoning skills. We will get your child ready to be compete for getting admitted into Ivy League Colleges or the top Universities of their choice.


Here’s Our Research-Driven Foundational 7-Step Method That Has Been Making Math Champions Across The World

STEP
Teach Math In a Way That Will Make Your Child Remember It For Life
Media 1 is a video explaining how to teach math to kids so that they remember it for life.
The old way
  • In the old way, students were required to memorize steps to solve problems. They made students do math repetitively, and without any guidance to understand the “why” behind the methods used to solve problems.
  • Students were not exposed to the fact that each problem could have been solved using other strategies.
The New way
  • Teach students to use multiple methods and strategies to use to solve math problems. Teach them why certain strategies work. Expose them to multiple ways of solving different kinds of problems - including computational, analytical reasoning, and critical thinking problems.
  • It is also important to make sure that students consistently get to practice math problems that involve the application of multiple strategies. When they consistently practice problems, learning math skills and concepts can be like learning a new sport - the more learners practice, the better they become.
The Old Result
  • Students did not understand why they were using a particular approach to solving problems,
  • They got proficient in solving specific problem types but when they were confronted with word problems or those involving critical or analytical reasoning, they were lost and easily got frustrated. They lost confidence in their own abilities despite feeling like they worked hard.
The New Result
  • They become better problem solvers, and are able to easily adapt and solve newer problems because their reasoning abilities have improved.
  • They are less stressed and anxious about solving problems that appear to be new as they are able to unpack them using foundational first principles, break the problem down to discrete steps, and pick the appropriate approach to solving the math problem.

Researchers In Neuropsychology Have Found Three Specific Domains That Are Most Clearly Associated With Poor Math Performance

Many types of research have found that the reason why most students fail in math is not because they are inherently bad in math, or they don’t have an aptitude for math, or that they are afraid of math; they fail because they were not taught math correctly and did not understand the reason behind everything.

There are specific reasons why just memorizing solutions to math problems simply does not work for many students. A review of neuropsychological research1 in math skills has found that many low achievers in math show weaknesses in skills that fall under the umbrella term executive function.

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Working Memory
  • Have you ever gone shopping without a list, thinking you’ll remember everything you need…but realize when you get home that you forgot several items? If this has never happened to you, you’ve experienced the limitations of working memory. Working memory is the mental sticky-notes we use to keep track of information until we need to use it.
  • Have you ever gone shopping without a list, thinking you’ll remember everything you need…but realize when you get home that you forgot several items? If this has never happened to you, you’ve experienced the limitations of working memory. Working memory is the mental sticky-notes we use to keep track of information until we need to use it.
  • Students use working memory to hold the new information of a word problem in their mind while connecting their prior knowledge on math fluency facts, such as addition and subtraction.
  • Unfortunately working-memory is not in endless supply. It is possible to “overload” working memory. As math problems become longer, more involved, and procedurally complex, working memory is tasked to a greater degree. Students must remember multiple facts, procedures, and flexible strategies for solving problems at once.

If students can remember as few things as needed as possible, but derive other facts when needed in solving problems, they no longer have to overload their working memory. Learning math strategies is a HUGE help with the reduction of cognitive load.

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Mental Flexibility

  • Solving math problems requires conceptualizing multiple solutions and choosing the best course of action. It also requires the ability to reflect upon already completed work, determine if the answer appears correct, and take new actions to self-correct if necessary. These steps require considerable mental flexibility.
  • Students can learn this skill through mental and written modeling. With this approach students can think about the various approaches, try them out by writing them down, and see if their approaches are likely to make them arrive at the right solution.
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Automaticity

  • There is clear research evidence that “developing fluency of math facts and automaticity of math operations helps to improve math achievement.” The Automatic Information Processing Model states that we only have a certain amount of cognitive capacity at any given time.
  • Completing math work relies heavily on working memory. So, if students are not fluent with math facts (example: using fingers to solve basic addition problems), they do not have any additional “cognitive space” for their working memory to complete any higher order thinking or problems. Students can build fluency by practicing multiple math problems using different strategies for problem-solving. By understanding the “why” behind the use of specific strategies, they will be better able to devote some of their cognitive load to executive functioning skills.
STEP
Hyper-Personalize Content for Your Child
Media 2 is a video explaining how to hyper-personalize content for your child.
The old way
  • Before, when you wanted to get custom curated math worksheets or assignments specifically designed for your child, you would have to download them from the internet or join other tutoring programs like Kumon, Mathnasium, Sylvan or others who did not have the ability to curate them for your child.
The New way
  • But now, with digital technologies that are available, you can get customized digital worksheets that are personalized to your child. Because of this personalization, your child can get specific worksheets that are tailored to the specific concept areas that need improvement. This also ensures that your child will not get worksheets that are too easy or too difficult, making them work on topic areas that are both appealing to them and motivates them to continue to work on areas that they can demonstrably show improvement.
The Old Result
  • Since these worksheets were not tailored to your child’s specific needs, your child became bored if the worksheets were too easy, or frustrated if they were too difficult, making your child lose interest easily.
  • Plus, since these were paper based worksheets with no ability to track how your child did in them or get any insights or intelligence about their work, it would be difficult for you to constantly evaluate which topics your child is already showing proficiency in and which ones your child will need additional help. You can do this manually, but most parents end up not doing this given that it is tedious, time consuming and the labored effort is simply not sustainable on a consistent basis.
The New Result
  • This really motivates your child as they can measurably see that they are consistently improving, covering new ground, and making progress - enabling them to become engaged and confident learners.
  • The added impact is that you are able to accelerate your child’s learning without having the hassle to download them from websites or get them from other learning centers and doing the tedious and labored work.

The Goldilocks Tasks - Sweet Spot for Flow & Mastery Daniel Pink, Author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”

In his book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink indicates that everyone who works on any topic reaches a flow state, where people feel accomplished about their achievements.

He essentially states that people aren’t seeking to be lazy, but would in fact pursue a feeling called ‘Flow’, a feeling that comes about when we are ‘stretched to our limits… to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile’

He calls these activities as the ‘Goldilocks tasks’, in that they aren't too easy and they aren’t too hard. This feeling of Flow therefore tends to occur at the boundary of anxiety and boredom.

So, How Do The Goldilocks Tasks Apply To Learning Math?

Imagine, as a parent, someone walks up to you and asks you to show if you can count aloud from 1 to 100. Of course, you can easily do this, but you would be wondering what the purpose would be and would find this to be a totally pointless and boring exercise.

On the flip side, imagine this same person walks over to you and asks if you can tell them how many Saturdays there are between January 1st, 1980 and December 31st, 2019. You will probably immediately determine that this is too hard of an exercise and might abandon the task.

Hyper-personalization is the science of letting your child work on the “Goldilocks tasks” or “Just right math assignments/worksheets” at any given time. This enhances student engagement, motivation, development of positive attitudes, and ability to accelerate learning at the most optimal pace.

Students Excel When Operating In The Zone of Proximal Development Zone of Proximal Development was developed by Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1896 – 1934)

Teachers need to know what concepts each student -

  • knows
  • can work on with some help
  • will struggle with if given too soon

to move them through the zone of proximal development and accelerate learning.

So, What Is The Point?

  • Every student needs to get personalized assignments that are targeted to their needs.

    Absent this kind of a personalized approach, your child may continue to be at risk in not delivering the math improvements that you are seeking.

  • When we apply this approach, the student performance improvement is staggering.

    As a parent, how can you solve for this hyper-personalization approach? Stick around for a bit and you will find out.

STEP
Get a Dedicated Elite Tutor or DIY
Media 3 is a video explaining how an elite coach can transform your child’s performance.
The old way
  • Before, you got tutors to be with your child a few times a week - either at a tutoring center or at your home.
  • No tutor was available to monitor and grade your child’s work everyday of the week.
  • At the tutoring center, your tutor will teach your child along with a few other students at the same time, diluting the attention your child got in the tutoring hour.
  • If your child needed help during the week, your child had to wait for the next tutoring session in the week to get help from the tutor.
The New way
  • But now, with digital technologies available, you can have a dedicated tutor assigned to your child who will ensure that your child’s learning objectives and goals are met.
  • You no longer need to go to a tutoring center and you can even connect with a tutor using remote video conferencing tools from anywhere.
  • Your dedicated tutor can pick and assign tailor made worksheets and assignments to your child and can monitor, provide feedback, and grading on your child’s work everyday of the week
  • You no longer have to fill in for your tutor on days you did not have a tutor available
The Old Result
  • Private tutoring was very expensive with very little personalization on a daily basis.
  • You and your child were frustrated with lack of timely help and support and as a parent it was too demanding on your own time to fill in for a tutor and provide help to your child.
The New Result
  • Your child becomes a confident learner very quickly given that support from a dedicated tutor is available everyday of the week.
  • Your child’s math scores start to improve dramatically over a short period of time with all the motivation, coaching, and specific feedback from an elite tutor.

Tutoring Has Outsized Impact on Student Performance Improvement

  • Professor Bloom, Univ. of Chicago and Northwestern University, is an incredibly well known education researcher.
  • In his most influential research on the impact of tutoring, he found a jaw dropping performance improvement - average students (who were at the 50th percentile in class) were able to move to the top of the class (performers in the 95th to 98th percentile) after getting tutored.
iBill Walsh

So, What Type of Coaches Do You Need to Hire?

Bill Walsh - Coach, San Francisco 49ers
  • Walsh led his team to 5 Super Bowl championships in 14 years, one of the greatest achievements in sports history.
  • Walsh inherited a dysfunctional 49er team and organization that had gone 2–14 in the season prior to Walsh’s arrival.
  • Within 18 months of his 2–14 first season as 49ers head coach, Walsh led his team to win its first Super Bowl. And then he proceeded to lead the team to win another 4 Super Bowls in the next 14 years. How did he do it?
iBill Walsh

So, What Type of Coaches Do You Need to Hire?

Bill Walsh’s Gospel
  • Expect defeats, but “stand up and fight again.”
  • Focus on continuous improvement, not victory.
  • Prepare, perform consistently, own the details.

Rafael Nadal, Tennis Champion - Also Has A Coaching Team But Why Does He Have a Coach Even Though He is Already a Champion?

Currently ranked in the World’s top 3 players in men's singles tennis. Nadal has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the second-most in history for a male player, as well as a record 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP Tour 500 titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles.

Tony Robbins Has Coached These People - Because They Want Their Tomorrow to Be WAY BETTER than their TODAY!

  • Tony Robbins is recognized as the most impactful and popular self-help coaches in the world. He grew up very poor. His stepfather, who was working as a salesman, struggled to take care of the family and often couldn’t even afford to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas.
  • He is the author of several best-selling books including, Money: Master the Game and Awaken the Giant Within. He has coached some of the most successful people in the world including celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff, and President Bill Clinton to name a few.

There Are 5 Clear Reasons Why Having A Personal Coach Works To Deliver Improved Math Results

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your child face any fear - have someone available to help with anxiety and face any fear of math your child may have.
2
Focus on your child’s specific goals - identifying and making sure that your child’s specific goals continue to remain the focus everyday.
3
Making your child accountable - to ensure that they are following up with your child on a regular basis to confirm that your child gets their work done.
4
Daily Monitoring & Feedback - someone who watches your child daily to ensure that they get help with trouble spots every day. This helps your child remain on track.
5
Create a personalized plan - to achieve success and become a math champion.

When you've found your elite dedicated tutor, you can guarantee that your child will begin to show amazing performance improvement.

In 3 months, your child will begin to surpass their peers. In 6 months, your child’s scores will have improved by 90%. And in a year, your child will be placed into Honors.

When you combine a highly motivated child with a elite dedicated tutor, you can achieve 90% improvement in math scores within 3-6 months.

STEP
Achieve Mastery & Accelerate Learning By Getting Insights Into Your Child’s Performance
Media 4 is a video explaining how an elite coach can transform your child’s performance.
The old way
  • Private tutoring was very expensive with very little data-driven personalization on a daily basis.
  • To get insights into your child’s progress, you had to physically visit and speak with someone at a retail learning center. Or, you would have to ask your private tutor who comes home for insights which were mostly only verbally given.
  • In the absence of clear data available to track, since only manual tutoring methods were employed, your child did not get any personalized attention on a weekly basis. Or, your child was subjected to a drill and kill approach and was repeatedly asked to complete math worksheets that was not personalized, leading to frustration and dislike of math help using tutors or tutoring companies.
The New way
  • But now, with digital performance monitoring tools, you can monitor your child’s progress with weekly and monthly reports. These reports highlight specific areas that your child needs to focus on to accelerate learning outcomes. You also can have access to a knowledge mastery matrix that dynamically gets updated each time your child makes progress.
  • Mastery learning ensures students obtain mastery in a given topic before moving on to the next unit. Any student following this approach can reach high levels of achievement given sufficient instruction, time and perseverance”
  • You can now have a smartphone app that gives you insights and information about your child’s daily activities, have the ability to actually review the grading and feedback on problems from your child’s dedicated tutor, as well as email/text/call your tutor.
  • It’s easy to fall in love with progress when there is trust, credibility, authenticity, and transparency.
The Old Result
  • You had no access to detailed and clear weekly or monthly reports that was shared with you to continuously update you on your child’s progress.
  • If you wanted to understand how your child was progressing in math, you had no ability to do this other than paying for some private one-time diagnostic assessments. You had no access to periodic reports that told you how well your child is performing on specific topics and concepts. You also did not have access to how well your child was performing compared with the performance of their peers.
The New Result
  • Weekly assignments give students a sense of accomplishment and a sense of movement through the curriculum. Timely, monitoring and appropriate follow-up increases student success. Successful students show positive attitudes and enjoy learning more because of their success.
  • You no longer need to be in the dark about your child’s performance on a daily or weekly basis.
  • You have access to insights and information transparently because tutoring services need to show and demonstrate performance improvement as data and insights sharing becomes table stakes and just the way things should be.

Get Insights Into Your Child’s Performance To Achieve Mastery & Accelerate Learning

  • Hire tutors who can give you daily or weekly insights on what your child needs to do to gain mastery in math. Getting access to more frequent data driven insights quicker, better, faster - is a huge advantage to improving student learning outcomes. Mastery learning ensures students obtain mastery in a given topic before moving on to the next unit. It is the approach that allows students to reach high levels of achievement given sufficient instruction, time and perseverance.
  • Ability to track and monitor performance improvement, from anywhere and at anytime, is important. It tells you that your child’s efforts are being rewarded and helps maintain student effort and gain confidence in the process being followed. This helps to accelerate progress and achieve learning goals for your child in the shortest time possible.

“Mastery learning ensures students obtain mastery in a given topic before moving on to the next unit. Any student following this approach can reach high levels of achievement given sufficient instruction, time and perseverance”.

  • Over a 50 year period, 1000+ articles and publications involving over 22,373 students conclusively proved that Mastery Learning worked to -
    • Boost achievement levels
    • Improve positive attitudes in students
    • Give students more confidence when they’re learning new concepts.
  • The effectiveness of mastery-based testing is increased when the amount of feedback on mastery tests/assignments is increased.
  • The effectiveness of mastery testing is related to the rigor with which it is implemented.

Be in the know.
Come to the easy way of life and learning with Thinkster!

Cohen (1987) observed that large instructional gains are possible when the curriculum, the instruction, and the measures of student progress are aligned.

    Such alignment facilitates -
  • Increased instructional efficiency, because instructional activities are clearly focused.
  • Student gains, because of the clear relationship between teacher effort and student outcomes.
  • Positive student attitudes, because students are more likely to react positively to instruction that demonstrates a clear and consistent relationship between student investment in instruction and student test results

Without Data Driven Insights, Mastery Learning Is Not Possible

  • Students fail in math not because they are not capable of being great math learners, or they are inherently challenged to understand math...
  • They simply are not diagnosed to understand what their unique challenge areas in math.
  • They are not clinically analyzed to understand what specific areas they struggling in and what is needed to improve their scores. This is where you need specific data-driven insights.
  • Or they are taught by math tutors or joined tutoring companies that simply do not have the data to hyper-personalize their approach to each student.
STEP
Make Sure That Your Child Gets Timely Assistance When They Solve Problems
Media 5 is a video explaining how an elite coach can transform your child’s performance.
The old way
  • Before, if your child wanted help with any math problem, you would have to go online searching for math “how-to” videos or pick a textbook to teach yourself the same math and then help your child.
  • Before, with Kumon, Mathnasium or other tutoring programs, you never got a dedicated tutor who would watch how your child was solving the problems each day or provide daily feedback. Because no one was assigned to watch your child’s work, you had no other choice than to hire an expensive private tutor who would sit with your child and watch them do the work to provide timely feedback or you had to do it yourself. And even these private tutors will not be available to monitor, provide daily grading and feedback.
The New way
  • Now, with digital technologies that are available, every worksheet can comes with multiple videos, each teaching different ways of solving a particular math problem that your child is working at that moment!
  • You can also have access to concept tutorial videos just in case your child wants to brush up on some foundational theories about the math problem in front of them.
  • But now, tutors from anyplace are able to visualize how your child solved each and every math problem without the need to hire expensive at-home private tutors or do the work yourself. This allows tutors to quickly understand not only what mistakes are being made by your child but why they were made.
  • Given tutor’s are able to watch how your child is solving each problem, they are able to give specific, descriptive, actionable and timely feedback to your child - thus improving your child’s performance.
  • Since AI and machine learning tools are available, a digitally driven tutoring program is able to use advanced technologies to accelerate your child’s math learning.
The Old Result
  • Your child will be frustrated with no immediate help available when they solve math problems on a daily basis. They will have to wait for the next scheduled meeting with a tutor at home or at a tutoring center to get math help.
  • If your child is stuck on a concept, because of the lack of timely support they will be unable to progress to the next set of problems, thus slowing their progress considerably.
  • Your child’s will begin to hate math, because everytime they sit down to solve math problems, they will run into some difficulty or the other, and have a negative experience because of the lack of timely support. When these negative experiences build on each other, it leaves your child feeling that math must be a bad subject to tackle.
The New Result
  • Your child will be frustrated with no immediate help available when they solve math problems on a daily basis. They will have to wait for the next scheduled meeting with a tutor at home or at a tutoring center to get math help.
  • This new approach allows tutors to accelerating learning curves for every student, and with technology like this, you know that you get this extraordinary benefit and the satisfaction that you now have your child’s academic success all but guaranteed.

Over 40 Years Of Research Confirms Timely Assessment & Feedback Cycle Has Significant Impact on Student Performance

  • Darling-Hammond (2008) asserts that using feedback and formative assessment continuously has immeasurable implications for effective learning.
  • Assessing student learning continuously, and providing clear and constant feedback leads to significant gains in student performance.
  • Researchers, like Nicol and MacFarlane-Dick, suggest that crafting multiple low-stakes assignments creates positive motivational beliefs and self esteem among students. These help students gauge progress and achievements rather than focusing on success or failure.

Timely Help is Critical

If your child doesn’t know something and you are not able to give timely help, it will only frustrate your child. Make sure that whenever your child is working on new concepts, you are available or have a private tutor available to not just explain concepts, but how to solve problems involving those concepts.

STEP
Ensure That Your Child Remains Engaged
Media 6 is a video explaining how an elite coach can transform your child’s performance.
The old way
  • Before, your child’s math work was not tailored to their specific needs. If the math work was too easy your child would get bored. If the work was too difficult, your child would get frustrated, making them lose interest easily.
  • Worksheets were generally paper-based and gave no ability to track how your child did in them or get any insights or intelligence about their work.
  • If your child had questions about a math problem, they would have to wait for the next tutoring session at a learning center or wait for a private tutor’s next visit home.
The New way
  • But now, you can get customized digital worksheets that are personalized and tailored to the specific concept areas that need improvement. This ensures that your child will not get worksheets that are too easy or too difficult, motivating them to continue to work on areas that they can demonstrably show improvement.
  • The gamified approach to learning using digital environments has made it relatively easy to reward students for showing positive behavior that helps them accelerate math learning. Students can get points for showing up and doing math everyday, and also get bonus points for consistent right answers without any second attempts, streak of right answers, double the points if they complete their last few questions in a worksheet quickly, etc.
  • It is also easy for students to compare themselves with how other students are performing using a leaderboard. They can see who within their grade level, across their state, country or the world are getting more points than them.
The Old Result
  • Tutoring sessions were not enjoyable to your child since there was a lack of personalization of work to meet their needs.
  • It was difficult to keep your child motivated and because of this they lose focus, develop a negative attitude towards math, which prevents accelerated learning.
  • Your child’s will begin to hate math, because everytime they sit down to solve math problems, they will run into some difficulty or the other, and have a negative experience because of the lack of timely support. When these negative experiences build on each other, it leaves your child feeling that math must be a bad subject to tackle.
The New Result
  • This really motivates your child as they can measurably see that they are consistently improving, covering new ground, and making progress - enabling them to become engaged and confident learners.
  • With the ability to add video game design and game elements in learning environments, student enjoyment and engagement is maximized by capturing their interest and motivating them to continue learning.

When your child remains engaged, they do not get frustrated and remain focused on completing their work. Progress is automatic.

"Expectancy-Value Model" of Learning When Students Think What They're Learning Is Relevant To Their Lives, They Give It Greater Value

Researchers had 262 9th and 10th-graders write essays.
A
Group A

Students improved their course grades compared with Group B and were more interested in taking science classes in the future (Science, 2009)

B
Group B

Wrote summaries of their science studies

Group A students improved their course grades compared with controls and were more interested in taking science classes in the future (Science, 2009).

Soccer… Are You Engaged in the Game Only When You Need to Kick the Ball?

"Expectancy-Value Model" of Learning

Let’s look at an example of engagement.

Suppose you are playing a game of soccer with your friends at school. Imagine the ball is being kicked around and every team is trying to score a goal.

Do you just wait for the ball to come to you and then hope that you will be ready to kick it at that time?

Or, do you keep track of the ball, who is kicking it, which direction it is being kicked and how the ball finally gets to you?

It’s likely to be the latter, as what you do to kick the ball depends entirely on who passed the ball to you, for what reason, and what was their expectation of your action when that ball was passed to you. This means that you not only had to be absorbed in every kick that was made for the previous 10-15 minutes, but you are also acutely aware of the scoreboard and what is expected out of you to change or influence the score in your team’s favor.

This is how student engagement needs to be as well. Are they anticipating what is going to come next, why they are being asked to work on a particular set of math problems, and what the likely outcomes are going to be. Is your child being rewarded for this behavior? If your child does not understand all these and is not motivated to put this behavior into practice each day, you may see a lack of engagement.

Similarly, Parents Need To Remaining Engaged As Well

There is sufficient and strong evidence to show that when parents are heavily engaged or connected to their child’s work, there is a significant increase in student performance.

Your own engagement sends subtle and not-so subtle signals to your child about what is important and what is not. They take cues from your emotions as well.

Rewards, Recognition, Personalization - All Lead to Motivated Kids

  • Is your child anticipating what is going to come next, why they are being asked to work on a particular set of math problems, and what the likely outcomes are going to be?
  • Is your child being rewarded for this behavior as well?
  • If your child does not understand all of these and is not motivated to put this behavior into practice each day, you may see a lack of engagement from your child.
STEP
Make Learning Math Convenient

Research Has Validated That Students Performed Significantly Better In Cognitive Achievement When Using Technology For Learning Convenience.

This is not surprising at all as students tend to perform better with the added convenience and benefits of technology. They get the following immediate benefits -

  1. Anytime, anywhere access to resources like online video tutorials and similar example problems - helps with timeliness in understanding concepts and solving problems.
  2. Ability to interact with tutors on demand - reduces stress and anxiety of students.
  3. Improved real-time communications with tutors and/or student partners - enables improvement in confidence and a “can-do” feeling.
  4. Learn more with access to helpful tools because of technology - increases levels of motivation.
The old way
  • Before, with Kumon, Mathnasium and other tutoring programs, you either had to take your child to a retail learning center to get help.
  • In the absence of clear data available to track, since only manual tutoring methods were employed, your child did not get any personalized attention on a weekly basis. Or, your child was subjected to a drill and kill approach and was repeatedly asked to complete math worksheets that was not personalized, leading to frustration and dislike of math help using tutors or tutoring companies.
  • At each visit to the learning center, you were never guaranteed that you will get the same tutor. Moreover, you either dropped your child at the center to run errands or you sat outside waiting for your child to complete the tutoring session. You had no idea how well your child was doing, or what they were struggling with and just hoped that personalized learning was happening.
The New way
  • In the Netflix world we all live in, you no longer have to go anywhere and can get digital tutoring that is personalized for your child from the comfort of your home, backseat of a car, or even from an airplane. You can get digital tutoring in all the places you have used Netflix!
  • Just like Netflix movies, worksheets can be digitally delivered to any device you have. Your child not only can complete the worksheets without any availability of wifi once you sync all the new worksheets, but can also watch related videos, complete the work, and then get to see feedback appear magically from your dedicated tutor each day!
  • You get a dedicated coach assigned to your child whose only objective is to make your child a math champion. You get a lot of data throughout your engagement telling you exactly how your child is progressing in math.
The Old Result
  • The only guarantee was that your paid your tutoring fees each month. No one guaranteed that your child will show performance improvement. They all told you it was up to your child and you to put the effort, but no one gave you a definitive path you could follow to guarantee learning outcomes.
  • You and your child were frustrated that you were putting the effort without any idea whether the effort would be rewarded. There was no way to auditably track performance improvement on a daily or weekly basis.
The New Result
  • You get easy learning-on-the-go and in-the-minute convenience that makes happy. You save time without any commuting, which automatically translates to more time with family.
  • You get the guarantee of learning outcomes and you precisely know what your child needs to do to become a math champion,
  • Your child’s confidence soars and they get become very positive about math instead of hating math.

Convenience Used To Be Just That - But Came With Its Own Challenges

Want Food & Don’t Have Time to Cook

Pizza Delivery: it's Cheap, but it's also super unhealthy to eat pizza all the time

Like to Listen My Favorite Songs

CDs: It's expensive to buy an entire CD just so you can listen to your favourite song! Plus you need to carry around multiple CDs.

Want To Watch Movies At Home

Video Rental: Late fees on movies add up fast, You're also limited to the vidoe store's inventory when you visit.

Don’t Want To Drive Car When Travelling

Yellow Taxis: Rides can get expensive. It can also be a difficult to hail a taxi.(Hopefully one comes down on the street when you need it!)

Until Convenience Married Real Goodness - And You Got High Quality Services That Transformed Industries & Your Life

Real Restaurant Food Delivered On-Demand and Anywhere

On Demand Streaming Music with Personalized Playlists for You

On-Demand Video Streaming with Personalized Recommendations - Not Limited by Inventory

On-Demand Taxi Ride Hailing from Anywhere, at Anytime

You Can Now Get The Same Convenience & Goodness To Accelerate Your Child’s Math Learning

Parents

High quality personalized tutoring for each child from the convenience of home

Affordable & Convenient - no commuting or waiting outside learning centers save time for parents and students

High quality and elite math tutors who are dedicated to each student and monitor and coach every day

Continuous feedback with auditable progress monitoring for each student

Students

Personalize learning for each student based on their capabilities and speed of learning for each topic

Constantly analyze and macro-tailor content for each student everyday

Never allowing student to get frustrated by getting stuck on math problem - provide question specific video tutorials + timely grading and feedback

Provide convenient to practice anytime, anywhere including private 1:1 tutoring sessions

Convenience Translates to Time Saving, Reduced Distractions, Increased Focus on Learning

Here's What Is Going To Happen When You Sign Up With Us

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Your Child Starts by Taking a Skills Assessment

Imagine being able to understand what your child needs to succeed, be it compete in the math Olympiad or get help with school work. This is what we do, by quickly creating a baseline. We start with a simple Skills Assessment of your child to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

This allows you to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and gives you an idea of how well your child is likely performing at his/her peer group level.
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Get a Detailed Diagnostic Report

As soon as your child completes the Skills Assessment Test, you will, within a few hours, get a detailed diagnostic report.

This is a descriptive report that allows you to get insights and understand connections to real-world problems. It identifies each area your child is proficient in and those areas where your child will need additional help. You no longer need to be in the dark, and will have a great starting point to have a specific and actionable roadmap to make your child a math champion.
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The Diagnostic Report Will Give You Insights & Understand Connections to Real World Problems

Understand which topics and concepts your child needs help with. We tell you real world connections to each area that your child is strong in and those areas that they need to develop skills in.
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Attend A Session Or Call With An Academic Advisor To Learn About Best Practices For Success

During a call or webinar, an Academic Advisor will answer questions and share the many benefits your child gets as a Thinkster! You will also complete a student learning goals questionnaire. This helps our advisors match your child to a dedicated math tutor.

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Meet With Your Elite Math Tutor

We’ll match your child with an elite match tutor, who is dedicated to your child’s success. The tutor is your partner in your child’s academic progress and is responsible for picking the right math worksheets, grading worksheets daily, and offering 1:1 private tutoring sessions each week.

Neha Katyal
Jackie Borsum
Caroline Mukisa

You dedicated coach will -

  • Help your child with any anxiety and face any fear of math your child may be having.
  • Help your child Focus on specific goals - identifying and making sure that your child’s specific goals continue to remain the focus every day.
  • Make your child accountable - to ensure that they are following up with your child on a regular basis to confirm that your child is getting their work done.
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Get a Personalized Study Plan from Your Dedicated Tutor

Your child will continue to work on any areas that are not yet mastered. You get an opportunity to discuss any questions you may have regarding the assignments with your dedicated tutor!

Your child will continue to work on any areas that were not mastered. You get an opportunity to discuss any questions you may have regarding the assignments based on this test with your dedicated tutor!

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You Get Unlimited Hyper-Personalized And Custom Curated Math Worksheets Tailored To Your Child’s Learning Needs By Your Dedicated Tutor

Every math worksheet is specifically crafted and curated for your child. We expect your child to complete about 10 worksheets each week. Our goal is not only to accelerate your child’s learning, but to also provide a solid foundation for achieving mastery in math.

You also get to request custom worksheets to help with school work or other specialized test prep. A separate playlist is created for you to follow-up on these as well.

Choose a Grade Below to View Sample Questions

  • Acceleration of knowledge starts the very first day you enroll. Your tutor assigns worksheets that are tailored to the specific concept areas that your child needs to improve on.
  • This ensures that your child will not get worksheets that are too easy or too difficult. They work on topic areas that are both appealing and motivating so that they continue to work on areas that they can demonstrably show improvement.
  • This really motivates your child as they can measurably see that they are consistently improving, covering new ground, and making progress - enabling them to become engaged and confident learners.
  • The added impact is that you can accelerate your child’s learning without the hassle of downloading assignments from websites and doing the tedious and laborious work yourself.
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These Worksheets Are Based On a World-Class Curriculum With Computational, Analytical, Critical Thinking, And Logical Reasoning Problems

We are aligned to Common Core Standards and your child’s school curriculum. We constantly upgrade our curriculum to ensure that we can challenge our students with real world problems.

We understand that students need to be fluent and understand number sense, spatial understanding of numbers. A core skill set that anchors everything we do.

Real life word problems that include distractors are a part of every skill set in our curriculum. Demonstrating what operations to use to solve problems in the presence of distractors is critical for gaining proficiency in a topic.

We believe knowing computational math or logic-based word problems is not sufficient. Our students can think on their feet and understand the relationship between operations. That, for example, addition and subtraction are inversely related?

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You Also Have Ability to Request Custom Playlists and Assignments to Align with School Work and Tests

As a parent, you always need timely help so that your child is prepared and ready for a class test or any other competitive tests. You have the opportunity to ask your dedicated tutor to assign specific topic or concept related worksheets to help accelerate learning.
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Including Timely Assistance With Built-in Video Tutorials in Every Practice Worksheet To Minimize Frustration At The Point Of Learning

In addition to assistance from your dedicated tutor, tutorial videos are available in every digital worksheet. The videos explain multiple strategies to solve the same exact math problem. This helps minimize frustrations that your child would otherwise experience when attempting to solve math problems.

Choose a Grade Below to View Sample Video Tutorials for Other Grades

Frustration can build easily for students if they do not get timely help. You are not always around to help your child - and students feel a ton of pressure if they do not get timely help to solve a particular problem they are struggling with. This is the reason we have video tutorials available in each and every Thinkster practice worksheet. These tutorials also teach multiple ways to solve a similar math problem, making sure that your child can pick one of the strategies that resonates with them to solve a particular problem.
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As Your Child Completes Worksheets, You Get Daily Monitoring, Grading, and Feedback from Your Elite Dedicated Tutor

Once your child submits a completed worksheet, your dedicated tutor reviews and provide feedback along with helpful notes. Your dedicated tutor is available all 7 days a week to provide you concierge level assistance. After all, learning does not stop just because it’s a weekend .

You dedicated coach will -

  • provide daily monitoring and feedback - to watch and help your child get over trouble spots every day (this keeps your child on track with their learning)
  • create a personalized plan for your child - to achieve success and become a math champion.
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Groundbreaking AI And Our Patent-Pending Active Replay Technology Help Our Tutors To Hyper-Personalize Your Child’s Learning And Guarantee Improved Performance

Your child’s tutor is able to visualize the student thinking process and provide specific feedback on the questions answered incorrectly. Understanding “why” your child makes mistakes helps our tutors swiftly accelerate learning improvements.

  • Ideally, you want a tutor who watches how your child solves math problems, understands what types of mistakes they make, and provides correct approaches to solving math problems. This is how students learn fastest.
  • Well, you can still get this same level of service without hiring expensive tutors to come to your house and watch your child solve problems. With our patent-pending and powerful Active Replay Technology (ART), our tutors are able to visualize how your child solved each and every math problem, allowing them to quickly understand not only what mistakes your child made, but why they were made.
  • Our tutors focus on accelerating learning curves for every student. With technology like this, you know that you get this extraordinary benefit and the satisfaction that your child’s academic success is all but guaranteed!
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Wait...You Also Get Weekly Tutoring Sessions!

Students in our coaching plans connect with their dedicated tutor for weekly whiteboard-driven tutoring sessions. They get 4 or 8 tutoring sessions per month, depending on the subscription plans you choose ( each session is 60 minutes).

Of course, your child’s dedicated coach will also accelerate your child’s math knowledge each week during these 1:1 private tutoring sessions. The daily grading and feedback on each worksheet submitted by your child give our tutors quick visibility on the specific challenges that your child has had in completing the assigned worksheets. This makes the tutoring sessions highly productive, as it allows our tutors to provide focused feedback to your child, thus accelerating math learning.
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Plus Test Prep and Homework Help During Tutoring Sessions (In our Diamond & PlatinumA+ Plans)

You want peace of mind and no frustrations and that’s what you get with a Thinkster tutor. Be it test prep or homework help, your child has someone to work with each week. Getting timely help and enabling your child to make progress with school work and other competitive tests is critical to remove frustrations and boost your child’s confidence levels. Thinkster was built for parents. To make life and learning easy!
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You Get a Weekly Progress Report, Sent Via Email, From Your Child’s Dedicated Tutor

Keep track of specific activities that your child completes each week. The weekly report automatically summarizes the progress your child makes on math topics. Reviewing these reports helps provide flexibility to add or make changes to the personalized assignments assigned by your child’s dedicated tutor. If you want changes to be made to your requested playlist, you now have visibility to make it happen!

Gone are the days you didn’t receive assessment reports or any progress tracking to see how well your child performers and shows improvements in math. You no longer need to be in the dark. Our weekly reports allow you to monitor your child’s progress and get answers for simple questions like - how many worksheets did your child complete in the last week, how many mistakes did they make in the last week, how many points did they earn for their effort, and what are they going to learn in the next week. Be in the know. Come to the easy way of life and learning with Thinkster!
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You Get a Dynamic Mastery Progress Matrix To Help Track Your Child’s Mastery of Topics & Concepts and How Much Their Learning Accelerates

Track your child’s performance, see improvement by topics and concepts daily & weekly

Your dedicated tutor will not only send you a weekly report of your student’s progress (see below for example report), but our Dynamic Progress Matrix, available to you all the time, does all of the above and much more. It provides you a live, constantly updating report of your student’s progress over time. Get performance improvement that you can track – transparently!

and will still need to acquire competency in the immediate next weeks and months. Well, with the Dynamic Progress Matrix and a thorough and detailed Progress Report, this is EXACTLY what you get with us!
Knowing how well and how quickly your child is making progress gives both you and your child the confidence that efforts made in learning new concepts are actually translating to proficiency gains. Welcome to the world of data-driven learning with Thinkster, where every learning moment is measured and shared transparently.
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We Also Provide a Parent Insights App So You Can Monitor Your Child’s Performance And Progress Daily

Now you can track performance, engage with your dedicated tutor, and understand how your child is progressing – right from your pocket!

You are a busy parent and you are used to checking the latest sports scores and news on your smartphone. You don’t wait until the next day’s newspaper is published! So, shouldn’t updates on your child’s learning be just as convenient?
Welcome to Thinkster’s Parent Insights App! In the palm of your hand, this App gives you insights and information about your child’s daily activities, allows you to review grading and feedback from your child’s dedicated tutor on completed math problems, as well as email/text/call your tutor. You can also click on any tile in the Dynamic Progress Matrix and see your child’s responses to specific questions which indicates your child is proficient or still pursuing proficiency. No need to be frustrated and in the dark all the time about how well your child is making progress in math.
It’s easy to fall in love with progress when there is trust, credibility, authenticity, and transparency. Everything is easy with Thinkster - including learning!
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You Get a Weekly Progress Report, Sent Via Email, From Your Child’s Dedicated Tutor

Keep track of specific activities that your child completes each week. The weekly report automatically summarizes the progress your child makes on math topics. Reviewing these reports helps provide flexibility to add or make changes to the personalized assignments assigned by your child’s dedicated tutor. If you want changes to be made to your requested playlist, you now have visibility to make it happen!

  • An engaged and motivated student can make remarkable progress in learning in short time periods. When your child remains engaged, they do not get frustrated and remain focused on completing their work. Learning becomes automatic.
  • We use video game design and gaming elements in our learning environment to maximize student enjoyment and engagement. We do this by capturing their interest and motivating them to continue learning. We reward students for showing positive behavior and help them accelerate math learning.
  • Students earn points for showing up and doing math everyday. They earn bonus points for consistent right answers without any second attempts, streak of right answers, and double the points if they complete their last few questions in a worksheet quickly, etc.
  • We also offer a leaderboard as a motivational tool so that your child can have a friendly competition with other students at their grade level, across their state, country, or the world.
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Monthly Reward Gift Card To Target, Amazon, Walmart, And More

Our students earn and exchange their reward points for a gift card. For every 1500 points, you get $1 in gift cards, up to a maximum of $5 in gift cards. We also accrue your unredeemed gifts and you can change your selection any time.

What better way to motivate a child than to see actual rewards for their effort? Students are able to earn $5 gift cards for retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Fandango and others. We know of families taking their kids out on a shopping spree to get goodies and gifts.
Children are very motivated and see a correlation between effort and reward - literally. It also teaches them the value of money as they realize what things they can buy and what to save to buy after a few months of effort. Some parents have shared with us that they double any reward their kids get from Thinkster as an added motivation. This is the most popular feature of Thinkster among both parents and kids - without contest!
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Medals To Motivate Your Child To Stay Engaged And Keep Up Their Hard Work

Children get points and gift cards as rewards, but they also receive a monthly virtual medal. These medals - bronze, silver, and gold - are given to kids for showing consistency, resiliency, focus, and acceleration of learning. You want to have your child progress from Bronze to Gold medals! Conversations around the dinner table can be around how quickly they can get a Gold medal and how long can they maintain a streak of winning Gold medals. You will begin to see a correlation between the type of medals earned and acceleration of their math knowledge. This is exactly the reason you wanted your child to do Thinkster!

Okay. Children get points, gift cards as rewards, but also actual virtual medals. These medals - bronze, silver, and gold - are given to kids for showing consistency, resiliency, focus, and acceleration of learning. You want to have your child progress from Bronze to Gold medals within Thinkster - and conversations around dinner table to be around how quickly can they get to the Gold medal performance and how long can they maintain a streak of winning Gold medals. You will begin to see a correlation between the type of medals earned and acceleration of their math knowledge. This is exactly the reason you wanted your child to do Thinkster!
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Convenient Access On Computers, Laptops, And Tablets - No Commuting Required!

Children get points and gift cards as rewards, but they also receive a monthly virtual medal. These medals - bronze, silver, and gold - are given to kids for showing consistency, resiliency, focus, and acceleration of learning. You want to have your child progress from Bronze to Gold medals! Conversations around the dinner table can be around how quickly they can get a Gold medal and how long can they maintain a streak of winning Gold medals. You will begin to see a correlation between the type of medals earned and acceleration of their math knowledge. This is exactly the reason you wanted your child to do Thinkster!

If downtime between driving to soccer games and piano lessons can be made as uptime, how cool would that be for you? Wish granted! You no longer need to drive anywhere for tutoring sessions. You don’t need to print worksheets for your child or hire an expensive tutor to come to your house to teach your child.

Thinkster does all of the above and more with significant convenience. Your child is never alone. Our iPad app and student web app make it very convenient to get timely help, and connected with dedicated and awesome tutors! The tutors provides daily monitoring, grading and feedback on digital worksheets that automatically get delivered to any tablet, computer or laptop you have. It's like having a Netflix-like service for learning math!

It is easy learning-on-the-go and in-the-minute convenience that makes many of our parents happy. Just talk to the ones who have their kids to complete math worksheets on the drive to piano lessons or soccer practice - you can hear effusive enthusiasm in their voices!!!

Don’t let life wait. Just download and go with Thinkster. Be a rockstar!
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Recurring 30 Day Objectives Aligned With Parents To Ensure Students Meet Their Month On Month Goals

Your child only has 9 months of a school year to show an entire grade level improvement before they need to move up to a higher grade. That’s just 36 weeks! If you and your child invest time with a tutoring program, you want to make sure that learning improvement happens and can be guaranteed. We offer this guarantee exactly as you expect - because we’re parents too. We also realize that if you lose a few months with any tutoring program and do not see results, your child has to double up their effort to catch-up for lost time and focus on learning new material.

Our activity-based performance guarantee ensures that you can have peace of mind that Thinkster’s data-driven tutoring program will deliver results - guaranteed!

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Man & Machine To Accelerate Learning For Your Child - Get The Power Of AI Machines With The Intelligence Of Humans

When you join Thinkster, you are looking to make sure that your child can progress in learning as many math concepts as quickly as possible - especially the ones they are expected to be good at at their grade level, at a particular month in the school year, and compared to their peers. We are barely touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your needs.

You also want to make sure that your child gains mastery, not just proficiency in each of the concepts that they are learning. Suffice to say that we can do a lot of these things much faster when we marry machine robustness (analyzing exceptions and patterns) with human intelligence and inherent ability to spot obvious trends without much effort.

The result is a very human approach to accelerating learning outcomes for each and every child in our program - and more specifically for YOUR child. Every new worksheet that is assigned to your child is hand curated (with machine recommendations behind them) to ensure maximizing engagement and learning and minimizing boredom and frustration.

These things take time of course - which is why we always recommend that your try our program for at least six months or a year. You always have our activity-based performance guarantee to back you up!

Now, if you wanted to get this job done before using Thinkster...

It would cost you at least $125 - $150 per month for Kumon. Then, add another $600 per month to hire a private tutor for daily monitoring, grading, feedback, private 1:1 tutoring sessions, high-quality curriculum… and many other features. A total that’s well over $725 per month!

Thinkster averages $100-$150 a month to get all of these things for grades K-8. We’re almost a fifth of the cost that you would pay for the above services if you went to someone else.

Here’s All the Incredible Value You Get When You Sign-up With Thinkster!

  • 01 Your Child Starts by Taking a Skills Assessment ($50 value)
  • 02 You Get a detailed Diagnostic Report which will Give You Insights & Understand Connections to Real World Problems ($50 value)
  • 03 Attend A Session Or Call With An Academic Advisor To Learn About Best Practices For Success
  • 04 Next - Meet With Your Dedicated Elite Math Tutor/Coach ($150 value)
  • 05 Your dedicated coach will provide your child with a Personalized Study Plan
  • 06 Your Child will get unlimited access to hyper-personalized And Custom Curated Math Worksheets Tailored To their Learning Needs By their Dedicated Tutor ($20 value)
  • 07 These Worksheets assigned to your child are Based On a World-Class Curriculum to develop your child’s critical thinking and logical reasoning skills and provide a strong foundation in Math. These math worksheets will include -
    • Computational, Analytical, Critical Thinking, And Logical Reasoning Problems
    • Multiple Learning Strategy Videos For Each Math Worksheet that Makes Learning Math Easy ($150 value)
  • 08 Also Have Ability to Request Custom Playlists and having desired math worksheets to align with any specific school work and tests ($20 value)
  • 09 Your child will get timely Assistance With Built-in Video Tutorials With Every Practice Worksheet To Minimize Frustration At The Point Of Learning ($20 value)
  • 10 Your elite dedicated tutor will provide daily monitoring, grading and feedback on every worksheet that your child completes daily. ($120 value)
  • 11 Our Groundbreaking AI And Our Patent-pending Active Replay Technology Helps Our Tutors To Hyper-personalize Your Child’s Learning And Guarantees Improved Performance ($25 value)
  • 12 Wait...You Also Get Weekly 1:1 Tutoring Private Tutoring Sessions! ($100 value)
  • 13 Plus Homework, Test Prep Help During Tutoring Sessions ($20 value)
  • 14 You Get a Weekly Progress Report , Sent Via Email, From Your Child’s Dedicated Tutor ($5 value)
  • 15 You Get a dynamically changing Mastery Progress Matrix To Help You Track Your Child’s Mastery of Topics & Concepts and How Much Their Learning is Getting Accelerated ($10 value)
  • 16 Get a Parent Insights App To Monitor Your Child’s Performance And Progress Daily ($10 value)
  • 17 Your Child Gets a Leaderboard To Have Friendly Competition With Other Students ($5 value)
  • 18 Plus they get Monthly Reward Gift Cards, upto $5 each month , To Target, Amazon, Walmart, and More ($5 value)
  • 19 We also offer Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medals To Your Child To motivate them , help them stay Engaged, And Keep Up Their Hard Work ($5 value)
  • 20 You no longer need to commute! Your child will have convenient Access to our tutors and our program On Computers, Laptops, And Tablets. ($25 value)
  • 21 You get to set recurring 30 Day Objectives , to Ensure that your child and your tutor are working to meet Month On Month Objectives. Everything we do is tracked to guarantee success for your child ($10 value)
  • 22 And not the least - you have Man & Machine working to Accelerate Learning For Your Child. You Get The Power Of AI Machines With The Intelligence Of Humans ($25 value)
  • 23 Img not found Get The Performance Guarantee - Or Your Money Back!

Of Course We Back Everything Up With A Guarantee. Meaning If We Don’t Deliver On Our Promises, You Don’t Pay A Dime.

We have seen that students who are enrolled for 6 months or more in PlatinumA+ plans do the following at minimum see significant success in our program. We are not surprised.

So how does our guarantee work?

Very simple. Students & Parents complete the following SIX simple activities and you should begin to see results.

Student completes a minimum of 10 worksheets every week

Student completes a minimum of 10 worksheets every week

Student views 80% of all video tutorials

Student views 80% of all video tutorials that are assigned with the worksheets

Student reviews all worksheet feedback from the Thinkster tutor every day

Student reviews all worksheet feedback from the Thinkster tutor every day

Parents discuss & align to rolling 30-day objectives with the assigned tutor every month

Parents discuss & align to rolling 30-day objectives with the assigned tutor every month

Students attend a minimum of four tutoring sessions per month

Students attend a minimum of four tutoring sessions per month

Parents submit Net Promoter Score feedback every month

Parents submit Net Promoter Score feedback every month

If after doing all this, if your child does not show improvement when comparing Thinkster assessments from the start of the program and end of month 6 (we always do a baseline assessment for your child, when you join), we will simply give your money back.

Again, This Is For:

You Are a Parent Who Wants to See Your Child Do Well in Math

  • But struggling to find an alternative to existing tutoring programs like Kumon, Mathnasium, Sylvan and others. You want a program that engages and motivates your child, and gives them the ability to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Your child does not enjoy doing the repetitive and non-personalized worksheets from tutoring programs like Kumon, Mathnasium and others.
  • You are frustrated that other tutoring programs do not give word problems to challenge your child.
  • You find it difficult to travel to tutoring centers each week.
  • You want some added convenience with a higher quality math program.
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Or, Maybe You Are a Mom or Dad, Motivated to Give Your Children the Best Education

  • But your kids are not showing any interest in math.
  • You feel extremely frustrated.
  • You know your children are intelligent, but you need to make them feel more confident and comfortable with math.
  • You struggle to get your kids to engage in any learning program.
  • You feel stressed to make sure that your kids can live up to their potential.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question:Will this work if my child has never been to a tutoring program or has used services like Kumon?

    Answer:

    Well, yes! This will work for every child, no matter what their prior experiences have been. The only thing we ask is for is for both you and your child to do the work every week and you will begin to see the results very quickly.

  • Question:Will this work if my child is struggling in Math?

    Answer:

    Short answer: Yes! Most students struggle in math because they have not been able to have the disciplined approach of someone personalizing a learning program to their needs. The second most important factor is for students to be committed to the rigor of completing the weekly activities with support from parents to move the student along the process.

  • Question:What are the exact terms of the guarantee?

    Answer:

    1. They complete a minimum of 10 worksheets each week.

    2. They review every video tutorial before they attempt a worksheet.

    3. They review graded feedback on worksheets from tutors everytime they get it.

    4. Parents complete rolling 30-day objectives for their students every month in discussions with the assigned tutor.

    5. Students show up to tutoring sessions minimum twice a month.

    6. Parents submit Net Promoter Score feedback every month.

  • Question:Will this for me if I’m living outside the U.S.?

    Answer:

    Right now, this program is only available to residents of the U.S. We will be expanding this elite program to the rest of the world in early next year.

Meet the Team

Raj Valli Founder & CEO

  • 20+ Years in K-12 Education Non-Profit Work
  • Former Head of Strategy, M&A, & CMO for $5B NYSE Company
  • MS, MS, MBA from IIT Madras, India; Univ. of Virginia; & Univ. of Maryland
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Advisor & Mentor to multiple growth companies

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Raj Valli and I founded Thinkster. I am a data and statistics guy at heart. As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, I helped multi-billion dollar companies save money by making sure that their products and services will be of the highest quality. Six Sigma means having less than 3.4 defects per 1 million pieces of anything you produce - engines, coffee cups, your shirt...tutoring….anything! That’s outstanding almost defect-free quality!

I have worked for major multi-billion dollar corporations leading functional areas in marketing, finance, operations, strategy, and M&A, across Aerospace, Automotive, Life Sciences, Chemicals, Materials, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Controls, BioTech, Services, and Software.

I have spent 20+ years volunteering my time to help provide basic education for underprivileged children.

Several years ago, my daughters were using a worksheets based math learning program (like Kumon, Mathnasium) to help accelerate their math learning.

I was frustrated by the lack of progress they were having in truly understanding math concepts. They were getting really good in the process of solving math problems in a very formulaic way without really understanding why they were doing what they were doing.

I looked everywhere for a math program that would let my daughter’s learn math for life and not just for a test or completing homework. I wanted a guaranteed approach to learning math. Not hope. But GUARANTEED! Like, Six-Sigma defect-free! I knew that if they had a real strong foundation in math, it would take them places. I found nothing other than a few books on the topic or needed to hire an excellent math tutor for $100/hour.

I decided to take matters into my own hands and looked for efficient and fool-proof ways of getting students to learn not only math, but develop a strong foundation in problem solving skills but also help them improve their critical thinking and logical reasoning skills. In short, I wanted them to develop the capacity to unpack and solve ANY problems in life - not just math problems.

My strategy worked so well, that it got my daughters to ace math in middle and high school and eventually also got them into the top Ivy League school and University.

I had other friends who were in a similar situation and were looking for a better math learning program.

So we decided to join hands and start Thinkster to help others with the method and now we service thousands of customers in 30+ countries.

Rupa Gurumurthy Business Development Leader

Entrepreneur, Experienced Product & Operations Lead with expertise in e-commerce and B2C Start Up Co-founder

  • I was a Thinkster parent before joining the company full time.
  • Have two young kids and noticed Thinkster’s math program working extremely well with them. Son went from 77th percentile in 2016 to 91st percentile in the math MAP state test scores in 2019. This kind of outstanding progress is the reason why I joined Thinkster as soon as I had the opportunity to.
  • I founded a tech based toy rental company and have worked in multi-billion dollar tech companies in both financial payments as well as software services businesses. All of them delivered amazing value to end consumers using technology. I knew that Thinkster will become THE technology company that could change the way learning is delivered - with a guarantee.

Sumi Chakraborty Director, Tutoring Services

ex-Kumon Center Franchise Owner 10+ Years in Education Space

  • I am a mother of two daughters. Older daughter was doing high school math in elementary school, but scores on her State Tests told a different story. I noticed that she was unable to apply herself to word problems and critical thinking skills. So, I searched word problems online and bought workbooks to get her added exposure.
  • I also used to be a tutoring center franchisee. Parents at the center had similar challenges. Some students were not doing as well on school tests because they didn’t practice enough word problems. Parents found it a struggle to commute to the center with other family commitments.
  • I was amazed by the limitlessness of what Thinkster could do and joined the company. I love that we can make learning happen with the guarantee that you will get results!