Meet Geffrey, a rising 6th grade scholar in his first summer enrolled in a BellXcel-powered summer program.
What sorts of things did you learn in the program?
We learn a lot in fun activities and they teach us math and language arts. In math, I’m learning how to subtract, add, and multiply fractions and decimals.
When you go back to school will you have like a head-start?
Yeah, I think because most people if they don't go to summer school, they might lose their knowledge about some important stuff. I think I am better prepared for school. Some of my friends in 6th grade told me it’s a review of what they learned in school so I’m getting a head start. It’s making us review the materials.
What is the difference between this and school?
I think it’s more fun learning and the teachers have more time to spend with you to teach you things you are having a hard time with. That’s the biggest difference – not feeling so pressured and rushed.
What else do you like about the program?
I can go up to the whiteboard more and write answers the questions. I can participate more.