ATASCADERO — Mathnasium of Atascadero, a specialized math learning center, has officially opened its doors to serve the Atascadero community’s children in grades 2 through 12 with effective and enjoyable math programs after school hours. The center’s core belief is that virtually any child can excel in mathematics.

Founded in Southern California two decades ago, Mathnasium has now expanded to over 1,115 centers worldwide, including 1,004 centers in the US with 171 centers in California alone. The Mathnasium Method™, the foundation of their unique program, provides personalized instruction and a customized learning plan tailored to each student’s needs, making math accessible and understandable.

With the majority of students in public schools falling 2-3 years behind in math, largely due to the disruptions caused by Covid-induced school shutdowns and high student-to-teacher ratios, Mathnasium aims to bridge the gap and help students succeed.


Michael Rosen, the Director of Mathnasium-Atascadero Center, expressed enthusiasm about the center’s mission, stating, “Our goal is simple: to teach math in a way that makes sense to kids. Mathnasium centers across the country are helping struggling students develop into ‘A’ students, and ‘A’ students go on to even greater achievements. We are thrilled to be able to bring our Mathnasium Method™ to support the families of Atascadero.”

The Mathnasium experience begins with an assessment that identifies each child’s strengths and weaknesses, forming the basis for their personalized learning plan. Instructors, well-versed in integrating Mathnasium’s techniques with the local math curriculum, create a friendly and productive learning environment. The Mathnasium Method™ uses various teaching modalities, such as mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written procedures, to ensure students grasp mathematical concepts effectively.

Unlike typical schools with a high teacher-to-student ratio of 30 to 1, Mathnasium Centers maintain a student-instructor ratio of 4 to 1, providing more individualized attention. This enables students to receive the necessary support for their school homework and tests while building a solid foundation in math.

Mathnasium aims to offer Atascadero students a balanced math learning experience, filling in knowledge gaps, keeping them on track with school curriculum, and, most importantly, making math an enjoyable and rewarding journey.

As an evidence-based program, Mathnasium boasts impressive results, with 94 percent of parents reporting an improvement in their child’s math skills and understanding. Additionally, 90 percent of students see a significant improvement in their school grades, and 93 percent of parents notice a positive change in their child’s attitude toward math after attending Mathnasium.
For those interested in joining the Mathnasium team, the center is currently hiring math instructors for the summer and fall seasons.

To learn more about Mathnasium and its programs, interested parties can contact Michael Rosen at (805) 471-6108 or visit the Mathnasium Center located at 7041 El Camino Real, Atascadero (in the Von’s shopping center, just three doors down from Starbucks).