At Mathnasium, we help kids understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. Children who consistently attend sessions at our learning centers enjoy a transformative learning experience and make huge strides in the classroom.
Attitude: When math makes sense, kids develop a more positive attitude toward math.
Understanding: Mathnasium teaches for understanding, giving students the ability to succeed in any math environment. As Larry Martinek, Mathnasium’s Chief Instructional Officer notes, “It's pretty easy to forget things you memorize and near impossible to forget things you understand."
School Progress: When kids learn math in a way that they truly understand, they achieve greater success in the classroom.
See what people say about Mathnasium
"I brought my 9 year old daughter to Mathnasium Hancock Park when they first opened in January 2012. She was behind in math, has ADHD, and is a happy, friendly handful. Sam, the owner, and Shadia, her main tutor, could not have been more helpful, more generous or more patient with my kid. Really, I can't recommend them more highly, I wish I could give them 10 stars.
What I found most helpful is that through their assessment process, they tailored their curriculum to my daughter who, despite being in the 3rd grade, needed to start with foundational math - addition and multiplication facts, etc., before she could move on to more complex concepts. She was lost in the classroom at school and hated math, but LOVED coming to Mathnasium. It's not just drills here, which would've driven my right-brained girl insane.
The combination of attentive, caring tutoring and a curriculum that honors the idea that kids are individuals with unique learning styles is exactly what we needed.
We recently moved from the area and are at a new Mathnasium. Sam (the owner) made our transition a smooth one. We are happy at the new place, too, but I'll always be indebted to Sam, and to Shadia, for their support and kindness. And of course, for helping my kid love math!
Highly and unreservedly recommend!"
"I originally made the decision to send my son Elijah to Mathnasium because we were in the process of submitting applications to private schools.Elijah was already an A student but was also hungry for more.Sam and his team welcomed us and created a positive learning environment.Elijah is always happy to attend his sessions.I believe that Mathnasium's goal is not only to assist children with math challenges but to also keep children who love math more engaged by learning new methods of problem solving.
This is a great investment in your child's future."
"We have two children with very different needs. Our 8th grade daughter was struggling in Algebra and not interested in Math. Our 2nd grade son is highly gifted in Math and could not get enough. We found that Mathnasium in Hancock Park owned and led by Sam, was able to phenomenally meet both our kids needs! Our shy daughter feels secure enough to ask "dumb" questions (I know there are no dumb questions, but try convincing a teenager of that) and she is slowly and steadily developing an Algebraic foundation for High School and a confidence in her own abilities, Yay! Our son has an outlet to be super excited about math! A place where he can work at his own level and speed! All tutors are great and cater to our kid's individual needs!
I could not recommend a place that support math development and growth more, both for gifted as well as for students struggling in math."