What You'll Get
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach him to genetically engineer his own fish and—by the gods, what has science done? Evolve your mind with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $99 for one month of tutoring in math or reading and writing, which includes the registration fee (a $75 value), the one-month fee (a $125 value), and a security deposit (a $125 value; a $325 total value)
- $219 for three months of tutoring in math or reading and writing (a $375 value), which includes the registration fee (a $75 value; a $450 total value)
The Mind Math program accommodates kids in two age groups: junior (ages 5–6) and senior (ages 7–12). The reading and writing program teaches kids in grades one–five. In the junior Mind Math program, students gather in small groups to use the abacus method of mental math. Standardized books designed to pique the interest of 5- and 6- year-old kids engage them with fundamental mathematical concepts, and students graduate the program with an ability to handle numbers with multiple digits. Two-hour classes are held once a week. In the senior Mind Math program, kids work their way up from adding and subtracting two-digit numbers to multiplying three-digit numbers by three-digit numbers in their heads using the abacus method. Classes last two hours.
In the reading and writing program, children from grades one–five learn important concepts under three headings: language arts, reading, and writing. Language-arts sessions span from basic lessons on vowels and consonants and punctuation for first graders to more advanced lessons on vocabulary, appositives, and clauses for fifth graders. Reading lessons, meanwhile, grow from basic comprehension of fiction and nonfiction to more nuanced ideas such as inference, tone, and understanding context. Kids in the reading and writing program will start writing narrative and descriptive prose at the first-grade level, while fifth graders will practice important types of writing including persuasive, prompt writing, story writing, and expository writing, as well as techniques to help them organize their ideas. Each lesson is 90 minutes and includes supplemental work to be completed at home.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. New clients only. Tutoring sessions must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Aloha Mind Math Reading Writing
Aloha Mind Math Reading Writing helps kids aged 5–12 flex the sponginess of their brains by teaching them not only important concepts in math and reading and writing, but also inventive techniques for grappling with those important concepts. On the math side, the certified and well-trained tutors teach the abacus method to give first–fifth graders a strong foundation in mental math. The junior math program teaches 5- and 6-year-olds to understand numbers with multiple digits. Meanwhile, the senior math program graduates 12-year-olds with an ability to perform operations such as 914 x 325 in their heads, rather than by making a rectangle with a width of 914 action figures and a length of 325 action figures and then counting up all the action figures.
Alternatively, the reading and writing program helps children make sense of the world of letters. Ninety-minute lessons coupled with supplemental at-home work guide kids from understanding punctuation and parts of speech in first grade to learning about clauses and conjunctions in fifth grade, imparting a preparedness for middle-school language-arts classes. This part of the program also teaches them to read fiction and nonfiction, with such valuable concepts as inference, context, comparing and contrasting, and understanding that author’s view doesn’t have anything to do with J.K. Rowling’s penthouse vista. The reading and writing program also helps children cultivate their own writing skills, advancing them from simple descriptive sentences to persuasive, expository, and story writing at the fifth grade level.