|Much more than just attending classes and doing homework, school is about people—sharing ideas, building community and finding connections with one another and the world around us. This sense of wonder and possibility—and fun!—is ever-present on the Friends campus. You’ll find it on the banks of Stony Run, where Pre-First children are releasing their pet turtle into the brook. It’s on the playing fields where fourth graders and Kindergartners are flying the kites they made earlier today. And it’s on the Upper School Quad, where seniors play a spirited game of doubles ping-pong during Morning Break. From book clubs to gardening; from interscholastic athletics to student government, Friends School life is rich with opportunities for self-discovery.|
A life without Facebook might seem incomprehensible to some, but high school seniors applying to college would be wise to consider it, if only temporarily. As cited in the Huffington Post, more than 80 percent of college admissions officers use Facebook and other social media sites to get a second look at an applicant. Unless the applicant’s a recruited athlete, whose Facebook or Twitter profile might get a coach’s cursory glance at any point of high school, now is the time when a student’s Facebook profile may come under scrutiny.
Of course, deleting a social media account may seem like overkill. Why not just delete any potentially negative content? Or even change the account name so that the profile is harder to find? These steps may be sufficient, but I wouldn’t take the chance. After all, if admissions officers find the hopeful college applicant on Facebook, they won’t necessarily encounter the best representation of the student, nor the one so thoughtfully put together in the application; they may see a much more limited side, one that tends to encourage flash judgments, rather than careful review. Read More →
What’s the big deal about math these days?
A ten-year-old boy was sitting in my office last week with his parents talking to me about joining Mathnasium of Roland Park. As with every potential member, I asked him one of my key questions to success: “Why do you want to improve your math skills?” Of all the students I have asked this question, his answer gave me the impression that he really gets why math is important. His answer was, “because good math skills will help me get into a good college and get a good job.” I then asked him my second key question: “Are you willing to put in the time and effort to improve your math skills?” Again, he delivered a good answer: “Just like soccer, if you want to get better you have to work at it.” This kid will do fine at Mathnasium of Roland Park.
Let’s go back to the first answer. Was he right saying math will help him get a good job? Absolutely! Take a look at the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need mathematicians to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data. Take a closer look and you will see the median (50 percent above, 50 percent below) income for a mathematician is around $101,000. Related occupations requiring math skills that will increase in demand include computer programmers, financial analysts, market research analysts, and database administrators. Read More →
Now that the school year is nearly upon us and students begin to think about SAT, ACT, and ISEE exams they also start to think about getting tutoring assistance. There are many options out there, so how do you pick the right one? Like any shopping experience, the consumer is looking for value. How do you define value? Most people say value equals quality divided by price (V=Q/P). We all want value in all of our transactions. Who doesn’t? So, in the world of math test prep services and general math tutoring, how would you go about measuring value? The denominator, price, is easy. It’s how much you are paying for the service. The quality part is harder. How do you define quality with respect to math tutoring? In the end, the quality part is a subjective interpretation of the information the tutor has provided and what you have learned through your research.
At Mathnasium of Roland Park, we offer a few key facts for our customers to factor into their quality evaluation. Consider them when making you quality calculation. Proven Results – Mathnasium publishes annual audited results for students following a standard Mathnasium program. The most recent audit revealed a test increase ranging between 11-34 points over only a three month period.
Frequency of Tutoring – We recommend 10-12 sessions per month, but allow our students to attend every day we are open for the same price. We operate like a gym – you pay a flat fee and use it as much as you want. Like a good workout program, most students attend 2-3 times per week. Curriculum and Materials – Our curriculum covers basic math concepts and ends at the calculus level. It has been developed by our founder, Larry Martinek, over 30 years and is constantly evolving. Our student work library contains over 20,000 problem sets to use to tailor the student’s learning plan to meet their specific needs. Instructor Qualifications – All Mathnasium instructors must pass a rigorous math literacy exam to qualify to work at Mathnasium. Once they pass the exam, they take eight hours of training and provide regular coaching from the Center Director, Jim Trexler.
We believe these quality factors and our philosophy of “work hard, have fun, get better” make us the best value for math tutoring in the greater Baltimore area. When considering our math tutors ask them how they match-up to our quality, then plug in the price and see where the best value is. We are confident it will be Mathnasium of Roland Park.
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Americans have long idealized European style and fashion. Somehow over there, everything seems finer, more glamorous, and yet effortlessly elegant. But when is the last time you found a piece of clothing that looked great on and made you feel comfortable but sophisticated at the same time? Or an item that was well made from quality materials and also happened to be unique enough that you knew no one else might show up wearing the same thing? If it’s been a while, you may be happy to know that Chic Chic Boutique has just opened in the Village of Cross Keys—specializing in European designs that make women look and feel gorgeous. Owners Dario and Rosanna Sech have been working in fashion for years, and with their personal ties to Italy (where they emigrated from) they’re able to hand pick styles that you can’t find anywhere else (at least without taking a Roman holiday). Read More →
At Mathnasium of Roland Park, we specialize in teaching kids math the way that makes sense to them.
- Expert Math Tutors
We only tutor math and specialize in grades 2-12. Using the time-tested, proprietary Mathnasium Method™, we’re committed to helping your child catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math.
- Custom Learning Plans & Personalized Instruction
Your child will receive personalized instruction and a customized learning plan based on their unique needs and goals. The results are measurable progress and confidence in math.
- SAT, ACT, ISEE Preparation
We have specialized modules to help with standardized tests and provide individualized tutoring for SAT, ACT, and ISEE exams. Our tutors have the knowledge and skills to teach at the calculus level and beyond.
- Homework Help
Our math tutors provide homework help that addresses gaps in knowledge and teaches proper study skills. Homework will be seen as a welcome challenge and an opportunity for further learning.
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to schedule your appointment.
Mathnasium of Roland Park
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Early action or early decision? That should be the question for Baltimore’s rising seniors applying to selective colleges. Many Baltimore parents are familiar with early action and early decision, especially if one child has already been through the admissions process. They know applying early means more than turning in application materials by November 1 (the most common early application deadline). For early decision, it means applying to one school and committing to enrollment if admitted. Early action, on the other hand, means a students receives an admission decision in December, but can still apply to another institution.
Why apply early action or early decision? For the average student applying to selective colleges, it makes sense to apply early action to a few places. If accepted, the student knows earlier that he or she is in college, has a better shot at scholarship money that dwindles as the admission season wears on, and has more time to be considered for admission to honors programs, like the one at UMD College Park. For those who are dead-set on a specific college or university, early decision can make sense, too, just make sure it’s what you want. Read More →
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