Mathnasium was created in 2002, inspired by the work of math educator Larry Martinek. Over 40 years ago he decided to find a better way to teach children math and created the Mathnasium Method. Mathnasium provides in-person tutoring for elementary through high school students. An online version of the service is available in a limited number of states. Mathnasium says it helps change their clients' fear of math as well as make improvement in their understanding of the subject.
- Grade Levels
- Customized Instruction
- In-Person Tutoring
Mathnasium offers tutoring for second graders through high school seniors. This is a wide range, especially compared with competitors. Parents of all ages can come to Mathnasium if their child needs extra assistance with math.
Mathnasium focuses on the Mathansium Method created by Larry Martinek. Students take customized assessments to determine their specific learning needs. Tutors then form an individualized learning plan to help students master key concepts. Students are taught a variety of strategies to meet their unique learning style. The Mathnaisum Method uses a combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written techniques to help struggling students master math. Furthermore, they offer both enrichment, for advanced students, and remediation, for struggling students.
Mathanisum offers one-on-one tutoring at their learning centers. Students receive individual instruction face-to-face. This may be especially advantageous for younger students.
- Limited Online Availability
- Tutor Availability
- Limited Number of Subjects
- Tutor Qualification
Limited Online Availability
Mathnasium only offers online tutoring to students in Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Vermont, and Wyoming. Students who do no live near a Mathnasium learning center, or in one of the aforementioned states, may not have access to this company. They also do not advertise any specific technological tools for their online learning sessions.
Mathnasium charges an initial registration fee of $198. The hourly price varies by location, however their average price range is $300-$400 per month. This price is higher than many competitors.
Mathnasium's business hours range from 2:30-7:30 p.m. These hours may not work for every student or circumstance. Many competitors offer 24/7 tutoring services.
Further, Mathnasium does not disclose whether or not they allow their customers to choose their tutors.
Limited Number of Subjects
Mathnasium specializes specifically in math. Students who need assistance in other subjects will have to look elsewhere for tutoring services.
Mathnasium requires tutors to pass rigorous math screening tests. However, they do not specify any details about the training, specifically in tutoring methods, that their instructors receive. They also do not reveal the qualifications necessary to become a tutor.