Danish Scientologist Believes Anyone Can Learn Math—Fast

A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology in March shows how Applied Scholastics programs such as the tutoring center of the Aagard family in Copenhagen, Denmark, are making quality education available in countries around the world.

In 1989, on the urging of Ole Hemmingsholt, European Director of Applied Scholastics, Christian Aagaard began tutoring people from his home in Copenhagen. One of his students, the owner of a weekly newspaper, was so amazed with the results that he published an article titled “New hope for people with reading difficulties.”

“The reaction was unbelievable,” says Aagaard. “The phone rang and rang and rang and rang from early morning till late at night for days. People were calling from all over Denmark.”

Now, 24 years later, Aagaard, his wife Marianne and daughter Sofie continue to achieve stellar results on student after student in his Applied Scholastics tutoring program.

Applied Scholastics is a fully independent, nondenominational organization supported by the Church of Scientology and Scientologists who are dedicated to raising educational standards throughout the world through the use of Study Technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

“It is great fun to use Study Technology and see the student become more and more competent,” he says.

Aagaard is developing educational materials based on Study Technology which he is certain will revolutionize the study of mathematics.

His math course is about to be translated into Russian and he is now working on making it even easier to grasp through the use of videos. His plan is to refer to them by QR Codes and create iPhone and iPad Apps, making them broadly available to people everywhere.

The Church of Scientology has published a new brochure—Scientology: How We Help—Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education, one of a series of publications presented to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs. For more information, visit the Scientology website at

Applied Scholastics International is a secular nonprofit public benefit corporation that addresses head-on the problem of illiteracy by making L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries in the field of education and literacy broadly available. It has trained nearly 140,000 educators and has helped millions with Study Technology. The organization works with hundreds of affiliated schools and educational programs throughout the world, providing the effective learning tools developed by L. Ron Hubbard.