School test scores determine if a child can attend a prestigious college or land a plum job predicting when two trains will pass each other. Get on the right track with this Groupon.
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- $89 for four math-tutoring sessions with diagnostic testing (a $344 value)
- $175 for eight math-tutoring sessions with diagnostic testing (a $474 value)
After assessing students' scholastic needs through precise diagnostic testing and specialized interview techniques, tutors create and lead a personalized, encouragement-centric learning program tailored to individual needs. In addition to one-hour tutoring sessions that host no more than four students, each child receives a highly customized learning plan and workbook. Classes can be scheduled on Monday–Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., or on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..
More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students’ math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method.
Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.