One of my favorite things about Montessori is the fact that it works for every child no matter who they are or where they come from. All children want to learn, but the areas of interest and the rate of learning vary. A Montessori education addresses this by tailoring an individual program to the strengths and challenges of each student. One child may spend three days learning division while another may require three weeks or even several months on the same endeavor. Maria Montessori spent a lot of time observing how and why children learn. She understood that all children need their own time for mastery. One of the wonderful things about a Montessori education is that children do not have to be worried about being ahead or behind of anyone else.