Math Tutoring Center Appeals to Student Logic, Keeps Minds Active During Summer

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Opened at the end of January, the Mathnasium of Fort Walton Beach has exponentially grown in attendance in its first three months. The owner attributes this growth to the facility's approach of teaching students math in a way that already seems logical to them.

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We help by teaching students math in a way that makes sense to them.

Across from Fort Walton Beach High School in Viking Professional Park stands a tutoring center dedicated to bringing out students' underlying logic when attempting math. The Mathnasium opened January 30, 2012 for grades 2 - 12 with the resounding belief that students don't hate math; they hate not understanding it. So far, the Mathnasium staff has grown their student body from 2 to over 20 students, and with summer on the horizon, they're preparing techniques to keep pupils mentally active over the break.

Upon their initial meeting, the Mathnasium center director assesses a student's math skills, then customize a learning plan developed specifically to supplement the individual's mathematical shortcomings. They use the proprietary "Mathnasium Method" to concoct a curriculum that they feel will yield the quickest cognitive apprehension of trouble mathematical concepts. The final aim is to engender student confidence in their ability to approach the same math areas at which they used to balk.

"We help by teaching students math in a way that makes sense to them," asserts proprietor Billy Lawson, Jr. His program has recorded the approval of both student and parent. The staff reports common remarks of satisfaction from students, who they say testify higher test grades, SAT scores or simply how much they've learned that day at Mathnasium. "This approach completely changed how I think about math," admitted Suzanne Stein, parent and 5th grade teacher.

For the summer months, the Mathnasium is stressing the importance of an educational alternative for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Community. Studies indicate that students who do not remain mentally active over the summer break can lose from two to three months worth of their previous grades' educational material. Additionally, Mathnasiusm students may be able to grasp material they may not have understood during the regular school year, then get a head start to ease the workload of the next grade.

Save for certain federal holidays, the Mathnasium stays open year-round. They operate Monday through Friday from 2 PM to 7 PM, and on Saturday by appointment.

About the company:
Mathnasium of Fort Walton Beach was opened on January 30, 2012 in the Viking Professional Park across Hollywood Blvd. from Fort Walton Beach High School. They teach students math in a way that makes sense for them. Using the proprietary "Mathnasium Method", the instructors at The Math Learning Center provide supplemental math education to students from 2nd to 12th grade. Mathnasium of Fort Walton Beach believes that students don't hate math, they hate not understanding and being confused about the subject, and it is their mission to assist students in understanding math and build their confidence.

Hours of operation for Mathnasium of Fort Walton Beach are Monday thru Friday from 2:00pm-7:00pm, and on Saturday by appointment. For more information give them a call at (850) 362-6986, or visit their website at

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