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.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Glen Head’s First Annual Farmers Market & Local Business Showcase, to be held Sept. 21, is not your grandmother’s farmers market.
Sponsored by the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association (GHGWBA), the market will feature a huge selection of fresh produce from iconic local favorite Rottkamp Farm, as well as
28 talented GHGWBA vendors (jewelry, plants, handmade soap, gourmet popcorn, candles, handcrafted gifts and more.) Neighborhood restaurants will also be selling a variety of favorite cuisines, so prepare to arrive hungry.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
The completion of eight interpretive signs on Hempstead Harbor now makes it fun and easy for area residents to learn about Hempstead Harbor. The signs posted in Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Cedarmere, Glenwood Landing , Sea Cliff and Glen Cove give easy to read information on the harbor’s history, nature, environmental impact and water shed protection.
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.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
More than 475 runners from all across Long Island came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.
For Daniel Badalament, 71, of Glen Cove, the Main Street Mile was just a warm up. Running for the past 57 years, Badalament said the mile long sprint is a great workout and helps him better prepare for the more rigorous races.
“Monday, I run the 5-mile [Labor Day Run] in long beach,” he said, “so this helps loosen me up.”