When I was first introduced to the idea of Abacus training and UCMAS at DAV Airoli in particular, I thought of it as something interesting to learn, just as one would join a dance lesson or an art class. Little did I know when I started the course, that it would have such an impact in my life that I would still be talking about it 15 years down the road. UCMAS has been something that has been extremely close to heart as it has benefitted me in ways I can’t even fathom. Until this day, the sight of a UCMAS student or a center springs me with delight.
I had always been a grade A student but it came at a price of spending a considerable amount of time preparing for my lessons, doing homework, etc. As I progressed with my training at UCMAS, I noticed that apart from getting quick at dealing with numbers, I had an overall development and growth in my complete mind development. I spent lesser time preparing for my lessons as I was able to grasp things much quicker, I had a much more logical approach to problem solving and decision making and my memory got much sharper than before. Over time I gradually moved from just being one of the top-grade students to getting ranks 1-3 in my division. I was from a CBSE school and that meant pretty lengthy and dreaded mathematics papers but very often I was able to complete my paper within 30 minutes and had plenty of time on hand to check, re-check and re-check over and over again. Sometimes it got pretty boring as there was too much time to kill! Overall, it helped me become a much confident person as I felt extremely gifted with the skills that UCMAS provided me.
Moving on to my current life, UCMAS still plays a very vital role. My job requires a lot of problem solving, rational thinking and calculations. Without needing to depend on calculators, I’m able to quickly calculate and come up with the solutions. The confidence instilled me when I was young has helped me to be where I’m today and achieve what I’ve. I would like to thank my parents, my trainers and everyone else who has been part of the wonderful journey of UCMAS. I would definitely recommend UCMAS to students and would want to make a special mention to parents out there to spend that extra time with their kids to help them practice and hone their skills and they wouldn’t regret it!
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