Individualized Initial Evaluation

Each Genie Academy child will receive an evaluation that will tell our experts about the child’s strengths and learning needs. This in-depth evaluation will include the following:

Learning Style Analysis

Our expert teachers will assess the child based on how they learn best. Because each child is unique in their Learning Style/Strategy, one of the most crucial elements of our assessment is to determine each child’s individual modality of learning. Some children learn visually (by seeing). Others learn kinesthetically (by moving/touching). Others learn using their auditory (hearing) ability. There are even children who learn by using an Internal Digital Learning Strategy (in which they use self-talk and internal dialogue to learn).

Arithmetic Analysis

In this assessment, we will determine where the child currently is in terms of arithmetic ability. This includes adding and subtracting, knowledge of math symbols, writing numbers, counting, and identifying numbers. This will give us an idea of what the child needs improvement on and their current strengths.

Times Table Analysis

For children in grades 2 and up we will conduct a times table analysis. This will be a basic assessment of their knowledge of multiplication facts. Students must know multiplication facts at just about this grade level to succeed in the coming years.

Application Analysis

All students must know arithmetic, but they must also know how to apply the arithmetic strategies and processes that they know. This application knowledge is measured using word problems. This analysis will show us how well the child is able to apply the mathematic knowledge that they already have.

Recommendations for Success

Through the individual evaluation, the evaluator will learn quite a bit about a child’s individual strengths and needs. The evaluator will then create an in-depth recommendation outline of what each and every child evaluated needs to ensure that they will succeed. This outline will provide recommendations for strategies that will enhance the child’s learning experience, ultimately leading to their success in all areas.

Assignment to Appropriate Class

Based on each child’s reading level, fluency, comprehension, overall ability, and age, the class coordinator will make recommendations for a class that would work best for the individual child. Assignment to classes also takes into account parent and child availability and preferred days/times.

In-class Instruction and Homework

Students will be provided with an individualized program based on their needs and learning style (both in the classroom and at home). This program includes a focus on the following areas:

• Simple Patterns
• Complex Patterns
• Complex Application of Patterns
• Times Tables
• Multiplication
• Division
• Decimals

Throughout all of the instructions, students will learn lifetime techniques such as:

• Applying skills learned to mental math
• Practicing visualization
• Gaining smart learning strategies
• Self-monitoring
• Learning with purpose
• Attaining focusing techniques