We are now open for in centre and online sessions!
Call to book free assessment.
Save on enrollments fees when you enroll before August 21st 2020!
Ready to Tune-Up your child's math skills? Book a no-charge 1-on-1 Assessment to get started!
Start receiving these benefits for your child
Mathnasium trained instructors create a fun, positive and confidence building educational environment
Strategies that develop a student’s abilities to work independently
Consistent parental support in the form of progress reports and monthly updates on skills mastered
Growth based learning plans that are continuously updated
One-on-One teaching from qualified instructors.
Mathnasium of Ancaster teaches math in a way that makes sense for students in elementary, middle school, and high school. Our customized learning plans produced results for students and parents who want to get ahead and stay ahead of grade level and for those who need to catch up and stay caught up. Mathnasium of Ancaster helps students with anything from their math class; homework, test preparation, and yes homework.
Take the first step towards providing your child with a solid foundation in math! Call to schedule a free trial session. The 1 hour session will give you and yourchild a sense of who we are, what we do and how we can help.
My child already excels in math. Will Mathnasium address their needs?
Absolutely. Since Mathnasium is customized to the needs of each individual student, we can help advanced students stay engaged and stimulated by introducing them to more challenging math topics. More importantly, we can also help your child to develop even stronger numeric fluency and critical thinking skills, which are essential for continuedsuccess in math.
Why do children struggle with math?
Have you ever watched a foreign movie without subtitles? It can be confusing and frustrating because you don't understand the language! If your child is missing key math skills, this is exactly how they feel in math class!
In school, they treat kids the same because it is assumed that all kids learn the same way and at the same rate. The teachers are expected to cover vast amounts of material in a short period of time. If your child doesn't get a chance to master a skill for whatever reason – there is no time to give the necessary time and attention that they need. Teachers must move quickly to stay “on schedule". As a result, we see too many kids fall behind in math.
What happens next? The class moves on! Here come multiplication facts, fractions, percentages, decimals, mixed numbers, exponents, ratios, x=?, divisibility rules, algebra, geometry, equations. It never slows down so your child can catch up! They feel overwhelmed, embarrassed, and all alone! They begin to expect and accept failure as the "new normal" and think "I'm just not good in math!". If they lose confidence in themselves we typically see all of their other grades begin to suffer.
Is it any wonder why you have to fight with them to do their homework? With many kids, it is easier for them to fight you and not do the work than to put the effort into it only to see failure again. After a while, it just doesn't seem worth the effort for them.
How is Mathnasium different?
Great Question! The very first thing we do is give your child a skills assessment. It is both a written and oral assessment so that we can get a deep understanding of not only what they know, but how they think!
We sit down with them, put them at ease, and give them an assessment that doesn't feel too easy or too hard. Most importantly, we find out HOW THEY LEARN! Then we build their trust by giving them a few ideas and strategies that they can use immediately. We use the results to build a customized learning plan that targets skill gaps and quickly shows them success. In many cases “success” in math is something they have been craving!
Call Now (905) 304- 3400 And Let's Get Started!
Won't a private one-on-one tutor work?
Unfortunately, in most cases a private tutor is a temporary fix for a long term problem. Private tutors only help children "survive" tonight's homework, but they don't address underlying issues. Private tutoring is not going to be a meaningful long term solution. Your child deserves to have that long-term impact in their math education.
Why is confidence in math important?
It's not just important, It's critical! Kids need to see that they can do the work so that they can feel confident! This fresh, new confidence will spill over to many other areas of your child's life. At this point you will start to see peace at home! You won't be having to fight with them to do homework. Not only will they have the confidence and the skills to attack it but they'll start bringing home better grades from school. How do we know this? Because we have seen it over and over again with hundreds of our students!
Does Mathnasium Really Work?
Yes! Quite well, but don't take our word for it - Read our Parent Reviews:
We get 100's of reviews that are glowing about how struggling students come alive after coming to Mathnasium. Their grades increase and their confidence skyrockets! Take a moment to read what your neighbors have to say about us.
How often should my child attend Mathnasium?
This really depends on the results of the student’s initial assessment, the child and parent’s goals, and the time of year they are attending. Progress in addressing gaps and weaknesses is made more slowly during the school year as we spend part of each session helping students make sense of their current homework and upcoming tests. The larger a student’s learning plan is, the more time they need to address gaps and weaknesses. The more ambitious the goals are, again the more time that is needed to see progress, and finally, the higher the math level the student is currently taking, the more time is needed. At a minimum, we recommend at least 2 sessions per week for consistency and to see some progress, and at that pace, during the school year, most students will need to attend for 8-12 months.
Is Mathnasium one-on-one tutoring?
Another great question! Our instructors are NOT just average math tutors. We have brilliant, engaging, inspiring math experts that work one on one with your child. They make sure your child understands what to do. Then the instructor steps back and lets your child work independently to give them the time to process this new information without the pressure and stress of being watched. It also prevents a "learned helplessness" where the student feels that they need the instructor sitting in front of them all the time in order to be successful. [We can't be there for their math tests!]
Our instructors quickly come back after a minute or two to make sure they are doing the problems correctly, give them encouragement, and praise them for their efforts! If the student needs more math help we simply teach the lesson again in a different way without judgment or ridicule until they "get it." This enables your child to become a "confident, independent learner."
If this is what you want for your child - It's easy to get started!
Call Now (905) 304- 3400 And Let's Get Started!
Risk Free Assessment:
We use our unique assessment process to determine exactly what each child knows and what they need to learn. Next, we design a customized learning plan for teaching the concepts the student needs to master. No obligation assessment takes about 60 minutes.