Former Miracle Math Student Dayna Lipkin went on to be a communications major and broadcast superstar at Cal State University, Fresno. Here’s what she had to say about Miracle Math while she was in the program:
1. Why did you seek help from the program?
I’ve had trouble with math all of my life. I’ve always needed a tutor, but none of them helped and, more important, none of them made it fun.
When I enrolled in a statistics class my first semester, and I knew I was in trouble. To tell you the truth, on the first day of class, I couldn’t even define the word “statistics.”
2. How were you doing in school before the Miracle Math program?
I was not doing well at all in statistics. I wasn’t passing the homework assignments so I stopped doing them altogether. I failed the weekly quizzes. I would show up for a quiz, and all I could do was put my name on the test. Everything else looked like a whole new language.
3. What were your grades in math before and after the Miracle Math program?
My grade in math before the program was an F. My final grade in the class was a B.
4. Give a specific example of how your school work improved.
My school work improved dramatically. I finally could understand the homework and the tests. I got an 86 percent (a B!) on my first test after enrolling in Miracle Math. My grades have even improved since then.
5. What did you like most about Miracle Math?
What I loved most about the program was that Deanna made it fun. Being tutored is usually a total drag, and it would always put a damper on my entire day. When I first read about Deanna, she was described as “a math wiz with a personality.” I thought to myself “That’s impossible.”
Boy, did she prove me wrong. Deanna’s Miracle Math program not only got me to pass statistics, but she made it fly by, she made it a lot fun.
6. What are your goals for the future and how will the program help you reach them?
My goal is to finish my four-year degree. I major in mass communications and journalism at Fresno State University now. My minor is political science, and I specialize in News Broadcasting. Ultimately, my long-term goal is to work as a broadcaster for a television network focused on politics.
Miracle Math made me realize that no matter how much you feel like you can’t do something, you can. Never in my life would I have thought I’d even pass statistics, let alone earn a “B.” It was pretty impressive. I learned that hard work pays off.
Your whole life you hear the quote, “You can do anything that you set your mind to.” Most of the time we don’t believe it. But you should. And don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you set your mind for failure, you’ll fail. But if you set your mind for success, no matter what the obstacle is, you will succeed.
7. Is there anything you’d like to add?
Deanna truly is an inspiration to many and especially to me. When I came in for tutoring, she would make me laugh so hard my cheeks would hurt. When I made mistakes, she taught me not to be so hard on myself.
She taught me how to laugh it off and keep going. She had faith in me, and it showed me I could have faith in myself. During my first sessions, Deanna saw how anxious I was about my homework. But by the time the statistics final came, homework was a piece of cake.
I tried my hardest, I didn’t give up and I went into the final anxiety and stress-free. And the only person I can thank for helping me through is Deanna (and my Mom for paying for the tutoring).
If you need tutoring, you cannot find a better way of improving your grades than signing up for Deanna’s Miracle Math Coaching. Thank you Deanna for all of your help, support, encouragement, and motivation. You proved me wrong: You are definitely a math wiz with a one-of-a-kind personality.