## Case Study: Elijah and Kamaria

By Elephant Learning | Case Study

##### Summary

Elijah and Kamaria are two peas in a pod — ambitious and creative. Elijah (13) wants to be an engineer, while Kamaria (15) wants to graduate her homeschooling program early to become a pro modern dancer. Both are extremely bright, yet mathematics was the only barrier holding them back. After six months with Elephant Learning, both kids are back on track to meet their biggest dreams.

### 1.) Challenges

After a big family move, each child struggled to adapt to a new academic environment which regressed their math skills even further.

### Elijah

Elijah once excelled in math and science, but pulling him out of his comfort zone caused:

- Low confidence in his math abilities
- Low engagement in his coursework
- Regression in basic math fundamentals

### Kamaria

Though Kamaria excelled in creative studies, mathematics was her biggest barrier because of:

- Slow math comprehension
- Difficulty meeting math goals
- Scoring low on math tests

### 2.) Finding Elephant Learning

Elijah’s and Kamaria’s mom Malaika found Elephant Learning while looking for low-cost and affordable math supplements. She applied for Elephant Learning’s Scholarship and said, “I was determined I would sign up and apply. I knew if we got the scholarship it would be even more affordable and my children would be on the road to excelling.”

### 3.) Elijah’s and Kamaria’s Results With Elephant Learning

After six months on the program, both kids are performing with wonderful results.

### Elijah

Even though he started with an Elephant Age below his level, after half a year, Elijah’s competency is up and he’s achieving 100% on all his course work.

- Age: 13 years
- Starting Elephant Learning Age: 9.38 years (below level)
- Current Elephant Learning Age: 12.65 years (at level)
- The difference after six months: 3.27 years!

Elijah is working hard in mathematics again because it is essential for engineers, what he wants to be when he grows up. His mom is happy the math gap is closed and looks forward to enrolling him at Rooted, a revolutionary tech-based charter school.

### Kamaria

Kamaria is making leaps and strides on her Elephant Learning program. With six months of coursework under her belt, she is also stepping up her math game.

- Age: 15 years
- Starting Elephant Learning Age: 9.16 years (below level)
- Current Elephant Learning Age: 11.24 years (at level)
- The difference after six months: 2.08 years!

Kamaria no longer spends late nights trying to digest mathematical concepts. She is earning better math scores at home and is working even harder to graduate early to pursue a dance scholarship.