Mathnasium of Stanmore, under the leadership of Mihir Shah, will be opening its doors at 413 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore on Monday 6th June, bringing fun and effective supplementary maths programmes to local children in Years 1 to 11. This marks the second of a trio of new openings in recent months with the Whetstone centre having launched in March and a new centre planned for Bromley also opening in the coming weeks.
The learning centre at 413 Honeypot Lane focuses solely on maths and operates on the core belief that virtually any child can excel in the subject. The Mathnasium Method™, implemented at more than 1200 Mathnasium centres globally, is a unique programme that provides each child with a bespoke learning plan and personalised instruction in a way that makes sense to them.
“Our students will receive the fundamental practice they need to master number facts, build computational skills, and improve number sense, an intuitive understanding of how numbers work,” said Mihir Shah, owner of the Mathnasium of Stanmore franchise. “Our goal is simple: to teach maths in a way that makes sense to students,” Shah continued. “Mathnasium centres have helped struggling students to build their confidence in maths, which also has a knock on impact across all their learning. We are thrilled to be able to bring our Mathnasium Method™ to support the families in and around Stanmore.”
When Shah was looking for a change in direction from the accountancy and then investment banking route he had first taken, he was weighing up the relative merits of food and beverage as well as education franchise businesses. Shah said “ there were four key factors that influenced my decision to choose a Mathnasium franchise. These were:
1. Mathnasium is a relatively ‘young’ franchise in the UK market, offering a number of London territories, and a multi-centre opportunity that matched my ambition to grow multiple centres over time
2. There’s a proven and well-established system in place to support the operational aspects of running a Mathnasium learning centre; whilst the UK franchise network may be young, with more than 1200 centres globally, the infrastructure is strong to support new franchisees from the start
3. The financial model; leaving a successful career in investment banking, I needed to have confidence that the financial model could support the business growth I had envisioned for this next stage in career
4. Having an impact in my local community; I was keen to establish a business that gave something back, that was worthwhile and provided the end user with tangible benefit”
For students, the Mathnasium experience begins with an assessment designed to pinpoint a child’s strengths and weaknesses. These results provide the foundation from which Mathnasium constructs the student’s bespoke learning plan. Students learn maths in a friendly, productive learning environment and are taught by caring and knowledgeable instructors well-versed in integrating Mathnasium’s techniques with the maths curriculum. The Mathnasium Method™ uses a unique combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written techniques to help children really understand maths and has been developed over more than 40 years of practical experience with thousands of students.
“What impressed me about the Mathnasium Method was the ability to truly pinpoint areas for improvement that are unique to each student;” said Shah. “there’s a real honesty in their assessment, taking students back to fill in any gaps they may have to ensure they’re building strong foundational maths skills to benefit their learning in the future. That’s really important to me.”
Mathnasium students receive the support they need for school homework and tests while building their maths foundations. “As educators, we strive to offer Stanmore students a balanced maths learning experience: one that fills in the gaps, keeps students on track with maths taught in school, and, most importantly, makes learning maths a fun and joyful experience,” Shah concluded. Mathnasium of Stanmore will be opening its doors on Monday 6th June and is enrolling students now!