24 Apr 2013
- Written by Kati Thomas/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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2 + 2 = 4. Math isn't always that simple, but with the help of trusted instructors math can be made simple.
From Pre-K to Pre-Cal, the professionals at Math Made Simple, Etc. have a track record of helping students of all ages overcome their anxiety and excel in mathematics. The tutoring and solutions center teaches an array of innovative techniques to empower and equip students to make better grades and pass standardized tests.
But, that's not all – tutoring in English, Language Arts, and Reading is also available.
"We help students to get better grades and better test scores, and that's our promise," said Cornelius Barnes, owner and operator of Math Made Simple.
"I think that kids struggle with Algebra the most because they don't understand the transition from 1, 2, 3 to an 'X'. There is a big disconnect between the two. Math Made Simple has come up with formulas and ideas to help bridge those gaps."
Youth ages 4-15 can bridge the gap to academic success at the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Success Camp from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Located at the Math Made Simple Center (7189 Stage Road), the affordable camp offers kids a chance to learn basic math skills, forming a solid foundation for building successful careers.
"We have 5th graders doing Algebra, when traditionally a 9th grader does Algebra, so we are four years ahead of the game," said Barnes.
Students who enroll in the program's Summer Math Camp can expect to stay ahead of the game. With two camps to choose from, students can enjoy educational fun during a four-week summer camp from May 28-June 21, or an eight-week camp May 28-July 19. The cost for the four-week camp is $145 weekly, plus a $75 enrollment fee. Students wishing to extend their summer of learning can attend the eight-week mathematics camp at a reduced rate of $120 per week, plus a $75 enrollment fee. Payment plans are available for both camps.
"One of the reasons that Math Made Simple is so affordable is so students can receive the help they need on an ongoing basis. We made it affordable so students can attend year-round," Barnes said. "The problem won't fix itself. You have to take the proactive approach."
In addition to renewed confidence, each day students will receive two healthy and balanced meals and snacks, which consist of waffles, hot and cold cereal, pastries, fresh fruit, juice, and more. Field trips are also included, along with six hours of daily instruction on math, English, Science, and technology.
Parents who take advantage of the offer will receive a free subscription to Parent Intelligence Software offered by BeanStalk Company. The three-month trial equips parents with tools to look into their children's cyber worlds and monitor their online activity.
Barnes said the true value of Math Made Simple summer camps cannot be weighed in dollars or cents.
"This isn't about money; it's about helping your child. It's about making a difference," he says to parents.
Still on the fence?
Barnes said the proof of the program's success can be seen in several of its instructors.
"The tutors here were once my students. Now they've gone, gotten their degrees, and come back to be a part of Math Made Simple because they are our legacy. They believe in the product because they are the product," said Barnes. "We've already shown that we can do this. Now, we just need your support."