So, what the heck is a Mathnasium? It’s a facility and staff for tutoring young people in math and math alone. Think of it being like a dōjō for math, with a math sensei in charge.
There’s quite a story behind the founding of this focused tutoring operation, which now has franchises all over the world. You can click here to go to the headquarters site and view the video by founder Larry Matinek – click on his picture to view the video.
I might also equate this to a gymnasium with personal trainers. First they evaluate where you are starting from, what your current math skill level is; and then they design and implement a custom tutoring program to get you up to where you need to be or want to be. Most students start out testing below their current grade level, so an initial goal is to at least get there. There is no reason to stop there and getting ahead of your grade level might open up opportunities for advance placement programs and more. Once you get started on the program your “personal trainer” is there with you to implement the program and provide the tutoring and the motivation to succeed.
In this area, with the automotive industry’s heavy need for math savvy workers and engineers, a program like this is a must. It is also a must for those who wish to go on to college after high school. The Mathnasium will prepare the student for that step. When should a student start at the Mathnasium? As early as possible. There are programs for preschoolers to help build a foundation for math learning throughout their education; as well as programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
The High School Mathnasium programs don’t go into the college- level subjects like Calculus; but rather students focus on higher math, mastering algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and probability in preparation for high school exit exams, college placement exams, and standardized college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.
Who can benefit from a Mathnasium?
Any student who dreams of a future in engineering, science or other math-intensive or math-based careers.
The Mathnasium of West Huron Valley is located in Milford at 512 Highland Avenue, Milford, MI 48381, in the Prospect Hill Shopping Center (the Kroger Store shopping center) between Suzanne’s Main Street Dance Centre and the Henry Ford eye glasses place. Jeffrey Levin is the Owner and director of the Mathnasium.
Give Jeff a call at 248-676-2971 and ask about the free evaluations they he is offering during the opening of this location. Jeffrey tells me that they will be open by November 24, so now is a good time to get lined up for that evaluation. Maybe you can ask him about the availability of classes for parents, so they can help with math homework. I know that I would need that these days, if I had kids in school.
Opening November 24