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Teaching Math — The Mathonia Way

Tutoring by people with Compassion, Education and
Background in Math.

Personalized & Individualized Math Tutoring System that inspires
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving skills and Confidence in our students.

Helping the kids achieve mastery of mathematics along the lines
of the curriculum and standards of the State and National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) — Preparing kids
for a bright future in this fast emerging new world.

Mathonia — For the Love of Math & for the Passion of Teaching
the kids — From Elementary to College Level Age Group.

Not a Franchise — Not a Worksheet Dispensing Center.

Mathonia Tutoring System

Mathonia Tutoring System provides the Essentials for the Success to students — The Real Teaching   thoughtfully tailored to each individual student — With focus on both the long-term as well as short-term objectives.

Our success-tested curriculum is in line with the NCTM, States and Districts' guidelines. But, the Mathonia Program goes further and beyond these guidelines to prepare our students for the challenges of higher education.

We are staunch believers in the System of Education that promotes the mental attitude and process of Critical Thinking in kids at the earliest age. Every lesson and activity at Mathonia invokes the process of Critical Thinking in our students.

Practice, of course, is essential for success. But, we believe that kids should understand and feel comfortable with the concepts and rules they are working with before putting them to the grind of practice.

Mathonia objective is to help our students achieve mastery of mathematics in accordance with the curriculum and standards of their respective schools — And prepare them for a bright future in this fast emerging new world.


Mathonia Tutors & The Task of Tutoring the Kids:

Assuming the task of teaching Math to kids is a big responsibility. It has to be undertaken seriously and with great care. Children, collectively, are our future. Teaching them is a very personal thing — Not a Business not a Franchised Operation.

Teaching Math, specifically to kids, is a very specialized job. The essentials for effectively teaching math to kids are:

  • Proper education and training in the field of Mathematics.
  • Sufficient experience in teaching kids mathematics.
  • Real work in testing and developing the Content and Material for teaching.
  • And, Passion for teaching and educating children.


Tutors at Mathonia have the Education, Experience and Passion necessary to teach math to Kids. The Head Tutor at Mathonia, Mina Khan, has done her Ph.D studies in Mathematics and Computer Science with concentration in the application of mathematical Algorithms and Routines to solve complex and difficult to solve problems.

Program Director at Mathonia, Parwaiz Khan, has a (sort of!) love affair with math. With education and training in math and physics, and a lot of experience, he is responsible for content and curriculum development at Mathonia. He has been tutoring high school kids, teaching math and preparing them for ACT tests, for many years.

Every tutor at Mathonia has the education, training, experience and passion for teaching — We do not delegate the responsibility of teaching kids to people with a couple of weeks of “training” at some center to certify them as trained.

Working together, Mina and Parwaiz continuously monitor and review the state of progress, and the areas that need more attention, of our students. Based on each individual student's level of preparedness, we adjust our teaching method, and the intensity of the delivery of information to best fit the needs of our students.

With our students' regular schools in session, we continuously adjust and re-calibrate the material that has to be taught and the topics that have to be covered so that they stay on top of the class, and, at the same time, keep on making up for the gaps and weaknesses that have been accumulated over years. It is a lot of work, and a tough task to accomplish. But, we do it — with passion — to make our students succeed.

At Mathonia, it is the Real Teaching — Kids do not come to Mathonia to work on worksheets and leave upon completing those worksheets. Neither do we have the Computers, Flash Movies or Picture Books to do the teaching. At Mathonia kids are taught every minute of the session and, hence, are expected to stay for the entire duration of the session and enjoy learning.


Math is Fun!

The Mathonia Way

The Mathonia system of teaching Math emphasizes on helping students to understand and feel comfortable with the concepts and rules they are working with before putting them to the grind of practice. We believe that a student should understand the process of solving the related problems before being handed over the worksheets.

At Mathonia we believe that our students should feel at home with their math before embarking on the practice. We believe it is not wise to turn kids into Walking Calculators instead of nourishing and promoting their natural Creativity and Thought Process.

At Mathonia we recognize that Children are naturally curious and intelligent human beings. Naturally, they are eager to learn and explore. But, it is easy for them to get bogged down and overwhelmed by new concepts if those concepts aren't presented in a way that's clear and logical to them. That's probably the worst thing that can happen to a child while they're learning Math. It's why they start to resent it.

Our emphasis is on explaining the concepts and underlying rules in a way that is easy for kids to understand and to make sure that kids are in agreement and comfortable with those concepts and rules. Our teaching philosophy is to stimulate kids' natural curiosity and promote critical thinking.

Mathonia Tutoring methodology is highly individualized and tailored to help our students overcome their weaknesses and reinforce their strengths.

The Mathonia philosophy is to bring the youngsters' brains in tune with Math — Naturally.


Math — Elegance in Simplicity

Mathematics — at it core — is comprised of simple, logical and straightforward concepts and rules that are natural for our human brains to grasp. These very simple concepts build on top of one another to give us math that seems very complicated and complex. But, the base of all the complex branches of math rests on the same simple rules and concepts that are so easy to grasp.

Once the kids fully understand the underlying concepts and natural rules that form the foundation of math, they start appreciating the inherent truth and beauty in math and love to play with it. Once working with math becomes fun for them the rest, of course, is easy.


Commitment — From Parents to the Parents


Mathonia is here to help kids (of Elementary to College level age group) learn and excel in every aspect of education. If you have the same passion for helping your kids learn as we have about teaching, you will find Mathonia Learning Center a perfect place for your child to learn math.

Mathonia is about commitment to you as parents. We believe you can also teach math to your own children the Mathonia way. If you have a Math background and a bit of time and patience at hand, you can be the best tutor for your children. Mathonia is here to extend a helping hand. Please feel free to contact us for consultation with out any obligation.


Mathonia is our Endeavor to teach our New Generation the most effective way.


Mathonia Learning Center

1155 Waukegan Road
Glenview IL 60025
Phone:   (847) 281 – 5300
Email:   admin@mathonia.com

Math is Cool

The beauty of Math is in its natural simplicity. Behind the scary mask that has been don upon it, there is a lovable face. The purity and inherent truth of its nature bestow upon math an aura of majesty. This mathematical majesty is trust and confidence inspiring.

Math is Cool

Math, in a way, is very much like the K′inex or Lego, you make amazingly complex models by connecting the very simple and easy to interconnect pieces together. The key is to come in tune with the underlying concepts and handling the pieces the correct way to click them together — The rest simply follows through.

From the simple Additions to the Differential Equations and beyond, mathematics is a set of naturally simple to understand rules — From these very simple rules we derive the complex mathematical concepts and tools that help us solve many of our real world problems.

Math is Cool

The Quadratic Formula seems confusing to kids, but once explained properly, they get very comfortable with it.

Math is Cool

Pascal Triangle above is pure fun. It helps us find Binomial Coefficients the easy way.

Math is Cool

Thirteenth Century Math Manuscript.
It was the cumulative work of Mathematicians that provided us with the foundation of our modern Math


Mathonia Learning Center

1155 Waukegan Road
Glenview   IL   60025

Phone:   (847) 281 – 5300

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Math is Everywhere !

Our modern world rides on Math. Though invisible, Math is everywhere.

The driving engine of each and every Video Game is Math.

Mathematical algorithms are behind a lot of software that we use — Spreadsheets, Movie and Image Processing programs and Digital Signal Processors.

Animated movies and graphics (“Toy Story”, “Madagascar” , “Monster, Inc”, “Lion The King” etc.) all drive on elegant engine of mathematical algorithms.

Digital TV transmission, in fact all type of radio communication, relies on Mathematics.

All digital communication (think Internet), data integrity and security is based on math.

From designing Cars, Airplanes, Ships, and Toys to Weather Forecasting, Math is at work.

Without Math, we wouldn't have RSA Encryption and you wouldn't be able to do any thing securely online (shopping, bill payment, bank transactions etc).

Learning mathematics exposes you to a kind of logic and elegance you won't find anywhere else. Many of the greatest Computer Scientists are trained as Mathematicians.

All engineering professions are grounded in Math.

Scientific innovation and our human progress is dependent upon our command of Math.

More practically — in this fast changing world — the earning potential of the next generation will heavily rely on their knowledge of Math.

On top of it all, Math is really Cool and Fun.

And, with the right help and support, Kids will naturally love Math.


You can Count on it!

Math – A Human Construct

Mathematics - simply put - is our way of measuring and quantifying the “things” around us. It is a tool that helps us clarify and understand the concepts, ideas and objects. It is convenient and, at the same time, very powerful.

Our modern mathematics is an evolutionary products. It is the cumulative result of study and work done by the human race over thousands of years. It has evolved to be extremely sophisticated and complex to accommodate our exceedingly complex and sophisticated needs. But, at the the core of all its complexity are those same very simple and logical rules.

On its evolutionary journey, math has followed a very logical pathway — As a human construct, mathematics' purpose is to simplify our lives; not to complicate it.

When it comes to teaching Math to children, we have to explain to them the logic involved in each of its progressive steps. They should understand the reasoning and methodology involved in each step taken to solve a problem.

Once they come to understand the basic concepts and reasoning behind the solution methodology, they become comfortable with it and their natural curiosity guides them to play with math.