Tanvir, a Genie Academy student from the East Brunswick center has been accepted into the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Johns Hopkins is the world leader in Gifted Education. Tanvir has been attending Genie Academy for three years and is our third student to be accepted into the John Hopkins Gifted and Talented Program. In December Tanvir took the SCAT exam because his mom Anjana read our monthly newsletter which featured a success story of one of our other students who had been accepted into the same program. Tanvir scored really well on the SCAT and as a result, he won acceptance to this program. He is actually not the only Genie Academy student to be accepted into this program. Check out Adarsh & Sohum’s success stories.
We spoke with mom, Anjana, to talk about Tanvir’s progress with Genie Academy and his success on the SCAT exam. Anjana says that Tanvir would not be where he is now, in school or with the Johns Hopkins program without Genie Academy.
Anjana says with the help of Genie Academy, Tanvir and his brothers can now solve large equations in their head– something that she admits she can not do without paper. Tanvir started Genie Academy when he was young and originally he was a little better at math than other kids, but thanks to his lessons with Genie Academy he was able to excel and learn much higher level mathematics. Using the abacus and mental math method Tanvir was able to excel on the SCAT exam.
In the SCAT exam, there are concepts Tanvir did not even learn at Genie Academy or in school- high-level geometry problems. However, thanks to the abacus and mental math techniques he has learned, Tanvir has mastered how to conceptualize problems. Without the knowledge, Tanvir was able to still excel on the exam because he had the ability to problem solve and walk himself through the steps required to answer the problems.
Anjana knows this success with exams will be ongoing. Despite all the recent news of people going to prison for falsifying their children's applications, she says that her children will be able to legitimately get into great colleges. Being a part of the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is great for College applications, and they offer scholarships for students who were a part of their program.
In the future, Anjana plans on having her other children take the SCAT test when they are old enough, and she is going to continue using the Genie Academy monthly newsletter for inspiration for how to help her sons excel.
Tanvir is now the third Genie Academy student to be accepted into the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Gifted and Talented Program. Will your child be next?
Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Gifted and Talented Program