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Tutors say students’ skills add up at Mathnasium

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CONVERSE — After 24 years teaching in classrooms, Michelle Friedeck decided to take her talents to Mathnasium, an arithmetic-focused learning center.

Friedeck and her specially trained educators create customized instruction for elementary through high school students.

“The whole goal at Mathnasium is not to just catch you up, but to get you ahead so you don’t have to come back here — but you can if you’d like to stay,” she said.

Friedeck has taught elementary students in Northside and North East independent school districts, and most recently, Judson Independent School District.

At Mathnasium, tutors pinpoint pupil’s mathematical learning needs and help them in a way that makes sense to the child.

The franchise, which started tutoring sessions Sept. 19, is located at 8340 FM 78, Suite 1B.

“Even if we’re remediating, we’re trying to build those foundational skills, those kids still need to be challenged,” Friedeck said. “It’s not all just patchwork, there’s a method.”

Learners in elementary and middle school stay for one hour; older ones remain for 90 minutes. Monthly memberships are offered.

“Kids will walk away with confidence. I think that really is so important. Kids that struggle with math feel dumb. They’re not dumb,” Friedeck said.

Tutoring times are 3-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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