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Is Your Child Avoiding Math?

Mar 8, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

"My experience in math class was (insert a long, introspective sigh) uncomfortable," says Julia Drummins, who is now a mother of three. "I was always nervous about being called on to answer questions I didn't know the answer to. I remember trying to a..

We Turn the Table on Student and Instructor

Feb 11, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

One of the best ways to gauge a student's comprehension of a math concept is to see if they can teach it back to you. We call it turning the table on student and instructor, and it's a great tool to check for real understanding.  For instance, when..

Why Mathnasium Avoids Helicopter Tutoring

Feb 11, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

Ready for the new term of the day? Helicopter Tutoring. It occurs when a tutor lingers over the shoulder of a student, not allowing them to make any mistakes or think for themselves. It happens often in the tutoring world and unfortunately, can r..

The Way Parents Invest in Their Kids: Does it Make Sense?

Jan 27, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

Have you ever stopped to consider the extracurricular expenses parents pay? Dance, swim team, art lessons, basketball, traveling teams, etc. The list goes on and on. WinterGreen research estimates that "Families with children who take part in elite te..

Most Improved Student for 2021

Jan 26, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

Mathnasium of Brentwood wants to shout out to our MOST IMPROVED STUDENT OF 2021!!! We are proud of all our students' progress (many of them hailing from the far corners of the world) but to be named "most improved student of the yea..

Does Mathnasium Compete With Schools?

Jan 25, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

According to the New York Times, an average secondary school has a class size of 24.3 students. That's a whole lot of kids for one math teacher. But the challenges teachers face don't end there. Students have individual learning styl..

Yes, This Really Happens. (Quite Often)

Jan 21, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

PLEASE, can I go to Mathnasium? Sounds like we're making this up, right? But we're not. We regularly have parents ask us "What are you doing to make math fun?" This kind of questions is our favorite kind of compliments.  What..

Student of the Month December 2021

Jan 15, 2022 | Brentwood Blog

Mathnasium of Brentwood is pleased to announce our Student of the Month! We love to celebrate the success of our students, and since success at Mathnasium is the norm, it can be pretty hard to choose just one of them. :) Your child can find success..