Great Foundations for Early Learners

Give Your 4-6 Year Old the Right Foundation in Math

Mathnasium's early childhood math tutoring will give them the critical thinking, problem-solving, and number sense skills to prepare them for their school years and beyond.

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This has been a wonderful experience. Elizabeth and everyone there have helped my daughter feel more confident...

Lindsey Norris

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An early start in math can change the course of your child’s life.

By making our math tutoring for little kids fun and engaging, we cultivate their love of learning while also developing their ability to work independently.

An early start in math can change the course of your child’s life

We provide specially-trained math tutors for kids from four to six years old who make learning math fun while introducing concepts that will help them get prepared for elementary school math and beyond.

Early math ability is one of the best predictors of children's later success in school.

Global Family Research Project, August 2017

Start developing those math muscles early

Our Numerical Fact Fluency approach helps students fundamentally understand addition and subtraction facts.
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Custom-Built Curriculum, Face-to-Face Instruction

We have carefully selected topics that build upon each other, laying the groundwork for the math concepts they'll encounter later in school. Our caring, highly-trained math tutors for children:

  • Teach at the perfect pace for each child
  • Use Socratic questioning to foster critical thinking and independence
  • Build confidence through compassion and encouragement


of Mathnasium parents report an improvement in their child’s math skills and understanding



of Mathnasium parents report improved attitude toward math after attending Mathnasium



of Mathnasium students saw an improvement in their school grades

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact your local Mathnasium Learning Center with any questions you may have about early childhood math tutoring. Here are some of the more common ones we get:

  • How can I start teaching my child math even before they enter school?

    Parents can serve as math tutors for children by talking about math concepts to help reduce their child’s frustrations with math subjects down the road. Introducing simple, foundational math can include activities like counting with your child, playing with blocks to improve spatial reasoning, and using music or sports to reinforce simple concepts.

  • Is there a way to tell that my child needs math help before they go to elementary school?

    Some signs that your child needs help with pre-math concepts during their pre-school years include not being able to understand changes in quantities or count. They may have trouble choosing which shapes are larger or smaller than others.

    Every child is different and learns at their own pace, but if you have concerns about whether your child needs pre-elementary math help, early childhood math tutoring can identify and resolve concerns.

  • How can I prepare my child for elementary school math?

    One of the best ways to prepare your child is to enroll them in math tutoring for little kids. At home, you can read books with them that build simple concepts. Many board games for young children also involve some element of math.

    Point out ideas about position, direction, size, shape, and space with items around the house. Present them with simple “problems” involving numbers and help them solve them at home to supplement instruction from math tutors for children.

  • Can you get your child a math tutor before they enter kindergarten?

    Yes! Mathnasium has specially trained math tutors for children as young as four years old. With short, poignant lessons that are easy to grasp and fun to learn, our math tutors can impact the course of children’s lives.

    By making learning fun at this very early age, early childhood math tutoring can help to nurture a passion for learning and set up a base for self-confidence and independence.

  • How can I make sure my child is prepared to enter kindergarten?

    Your child should have a healthy grasp of several pre-math skills. These include concepts like number sense, measurements, counting, patterns, shape identification, and spatial relations.

    They should recognize the simple ways that quantities change as well as the connections between numbers and items. Your child will be prepared for kindergarten if they understand the concept of more or less as well as estimating. Math tutoring for little kids is an incredible way to help your little one prepare for kindergarten!

  • What are some ways to introduce math into your young child's everyday life?

    You can introduce math into every day by talking about patterns your child comes across in architecture or nature. Taking a “shape walk” is a fun idea, and you can encourage comparisons. Ask your child to think out loud about their problem-solving adventures. If they are in a program for early childhood math tutoring, ask them questions about what they learned each session.

    Above all else, make every introduction fun to help them remain engaged. Short, simple lessons are key.

  • How can I start teaching my young child basic math skills?

    A great way to teach young children basic math skills is by using teaching aids disguised as toys. Role-play in areas like pretend kitchens and grocery stores. Use collections from nature to teach them to sort and analyze groups. Encourage them to use sculpting clay, help them draw maps, and let them help you measure for baking.

    Math tutors for children are specially trained to incorporate fun into even the most basic math lessons.


Math tutoring for little kids, in-person or online

It’s as easy as:
  • Find a location that offers early childhood math tutoring
  • Set an appointment with a Center Director
  • Get a customized learning plan
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