Mathnasium, a Math-Only Tutoring Center, Opens in Milford
Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening November 13th at 4 p.m. Event Celebration from 4 - 6 p.m.
Milford, CT. Math is an integral part of daily life. The uses for Math in everyday life include paying bills, gardening, managing a 401K, keeping a diary, planning an outing, planning a dinner party, home decorating, and statistics. Virtually any job opening requires proficient to expert Math skills.
To learn more details on why math skills are essential and valuable tools in life, plan to attend the November 13th Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening of Mathnasium at 4 p.m., 201 Cherry Street (ShopRite Plaza). Mathnasium’s own Mascot "Ace" will assist Mayor Benjamin G. Blake to cut the ribbon at 4 p.m., followed by refreshments from Milford Green Pizza and Restaurant, and desserts by SuziCakes and Kathy’s Famous Cookies. Door prizes will include an X-Box, a One Month Mathnasium Scholarship including free assessment, and various gift cards. Attendance is complimentary. Businesses, residents, families, and educators from Milford and surrounding towns are invited to attend. Everyone attending will receive a goodie bag.
According to Center Director Mark Ahrens, “Mathnasium is a learning center where students go year-round to boost their math skills. Here, students will find a positive, enthusiastic atmosphere providing the support and encouragement they need. We are highly specialized; we teach only math. Our program, which spans both reinforcement or enrichment, is designed for students K through 12th. Mathnasium is dedicated to teaching math in a way that makes sense to kids. The results we see are an increase in overall confidence, better school performance and a more positive attitude towards math. Members pay a monthly membership fee, and usually attend twice a week for about an hour.”
The teaching method, called the “Mathnasium Method” is what helps math make sense to kids. This method is the life’s work of Larry Martinek, Mathnasium’s Chief Instructional Officer and a teacher and educational consultant in the Los Angeles area for more than 35 years. The Mathnasium Method uses a time-tested, customized program, which stems from a personalized assessment to identify the precise areas a student needs to improve their math skills. Through this assessment, a “personalized textbook” is created which is used for instruction. In addition, interactive manipulatives and games are utilized to build Number Sense and provide a fun and supportive environment in which children can learn and excel at math.
Mark Ahrens, Center Director/Owner is a long-time Milford resident and has been involved in youth activities from Cub Scouts to Little League baseball and recreational basketball. His family includes wife Terry, three children, five grandchildren, and two rabbits. Mark has always had a passion for math and can’t wait to help the next generation of leaders. He firmly believes that the world needs more mathematical thinkers and great problem solvers and is ecstatic to be able to provide that through the Mathnasium center.
Before embarking on his Mathnasium journey, he took his love of numbers and spent 20+ years consulting in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry helping companies use data to enhance their sales and marketing efforts.
Mark has assembled a team of highly trained instructors for the center. Each instructor has a Math and/or Education degree and has undergone an extensive, Mathnasium specific, training program. (203) 783-1490