Mathnasium is now open on School Street in Glen Cove for students of all ages to improve upon their math skills.
Brijesh Parekh, owner of the Glen Cove franchise, first became interested in working for Mathnasium after learning about their curriculum at another franchise on Long Island.
“When I came across Mathnasium, it interested me the way they taught the kids,” Parekh said. “Math was always up my ally.”
Mathnasium uses a specialized approach called the “Mathnasium Method,” which combines mental, visual, tactile, and written techniques to help children understand math.
Parkeh said that the most unique part about the curriculum is that each one is tailored towards the students’ needs.
“Every curriculum is based on the student,” Parkeh said. “We put focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the student and also include the gaps they’re missing from school.”
Rather than sending the students home with additional homework, Mathnasium tutors focus on teaching the children what they need to know while they are at the center.
The tutors at Mathnasium make learning math fun for the students. For each page of math the student gets correct, they get a punch on a “punch card” which goes towards prizes.
“We believe this gets students more focused and on the right track of thinking,” Parkeh said. “The more the student comes in and challenges themselves, the more they get better.”
Parkeh said that the most rewarding part of his job is seeing adults come into the center and want to learn math again.
“It’s absolutely rewarding seeing adults come back and want to learn math again,” Parkeh said.
Parkeh said that he also enjoys seeing students gain an interest in math.
“I’ve had parents come up to me and say, ‘I’ve never heard my child say math and love in the same statement’,” Parkeh said. “They never want to go home even after an hour or hour and a half of learning.”
For the summer season, Mathnasium will offer SAT preparation, help for students who go to summer school and help for students who would like to improve upon their math skills for the upcoming year.
For more information about Mathnasium, call 516-759-6284 or visit www.mathnasium.com/glencove.
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
In an unusual change of venue, the Glen Cove City Council held its Sept. 23 meeting at the Webb Institute instead of City Hall. Before the meeting, more than 100 residents and the council members were given a tour of the college.
Mayor Reginald Spinello said, “Keith Michel [Webb President] suggested we could use the venue for the city and I thought having a city council meeting there would be an ideal way to show off the city’s precious history. I am hoping that the Holocaust Center will also allow us the opportunity next year.” He added, “There are a few other notable places in Glen Cove to have meetings like this to showcase the city.”
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
It was a country flavor at Sea Cliff Beach on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 14 as the alternative/country group Antigone Rising played in front of hundreds of local residents underneath the fading sunlight. The concert, which was originally slated for Saturday but rescheduled due to inclement weather, went off without
a hitch as the ladies played a lot of their popular songs from different records.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
Glen Cove Junior Soccer got off on the right foot with its annual parade through the city ending at City Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13. The parade had boys and girls from kindergarten to 10th grade march along with coaches and parents in their colorful uniforms. At the parade terminus, Glen Cove elected officials cheered the children on as they sat down on the field lines to hear the opening comments.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Hundreds of supporters turned out on Monday, Sept. 8 to golf, socialize with friends and dine beach-side at the 25th anniversary of SCO Family
of Services’ Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Open, SCO’s major fall fundraiser benefiting the 60,000 children, teens, adults and families served each year. The event began with brunch and shotgun tee offs at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho and The Creek Club in Locust Valley and concluded with dinner beach-side at The Creek.