Mathnasium of Annandale


Director Sarla Kale at Mathnasium of AnnandaleAnnandale will soon gain a new business that offers a much needed service to the youth of our community.  Mathnasium of Annandale, a math only learning center, will open later this fall in the storefront next to the new ALDI grocery store at the Annandale Shopping Center.  At this bright and cheerful center kids in grades K through 12 will be taught to understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them.  

Director Sarla Kale believes that, “When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade.”  Mathnasium builds math knowledge upon what students already know - this helps kids learn quickly and boosts their confidence right away.

At Mathnasium only math is tutored with an emphasis on critical and quantitative thinking. Both visual and hands-on tools are utilized so that concepts are really understood not memorized.  Their goal is to enhance your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance. At the same time, as they build confidence, families see measurable progress.  Along with working through customized learning plans, Mathnasium students receive homework help to solidify their understanding of concepts that are being covered in their current classwork. 

Kale is an experienced teacher and current Director at an AMI Montessori School after completing five years at an AMS Montessori campus.  She has noticed that math concepts seem more and more challenging for more students, and after careful study of the four math instructional programs currently available, she concluded that Mathnasium techniques made the most sense to her. 

Meeting with Kale, both a teacher and a mom, is an inspiring experience.  Articulate, enthusiastic, soft spoken, and savvy, she speaks passionately about viewing math as a life skill that is incorporated into every activity of our lives.  Kale has regrettably watched students shy away from careers that incorporate math since they have suffered various levels of past failure foreshadowing, at least to these students, future failure.  Instead, she wants the students to feel challenged but successful.  The teachers at Mathnasium are higMathnasium of Annandale, 7000 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VAhly experienced professionals who constantly expand their teaching methods to allow for various tutoring approaches to match the needs of various types of learners. 

Mathnasium applies team teaching, consistency and flexibility in one hour sessions for students K-8 and 90 minute classes for grades 9-12.  They recommend two sessions per week for six months with periodic check-ups as needed over the years.  Private sessions can be arranged, specialty SAT prep classes, and a summer camp will be offered.  The best news is that Mathnasium does NOT assign homework.


Mathnasium of Annandale
7000 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA  22003
In the Annandale Shopping Center:  Columbia Pike at Gallows Road
M-F:  3:30-7:30 pm
Weekends: One-half day to be announced.

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Mathnasium of Annandale

We know how to teach your child math.
Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting – our unique approach enables us to effectively explain math concepts and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn!


We pinpoint your child’s learning needs, meet them where they are, and take them where they need to go.
Mathnasium instructors use our unique assessment process to determine (with great accuracy) exactly what each child knows and what they need to learn. Next, we design a customized learning plan for teaching the concepts the student needs to master. It doesn’t stop there – our encouraging instructors continually check progress along the way to make sure kids truly understand and retain the concepts we’ve taught. The results are transformative – kids will see measurable changes in attitude, confidence, and school progress.


We will help your child overcome homework frustration.
Our instructors will also set aside time to provide homework help. We help kids understand the homework assignment so they feel better prepared to complete the work at home – underscoring their understanding of concepts and transforming homework frustration into a welcome challenge.


Specially Trained, Caring Instructors Who Teach: Mathnasium’s specially trained instructors implement the learning plan and work with each student to ensure they master the material. All teaching takes place during the Mathnasium session, and we don’t assign homework.

The Mathnasium program provides the foundation and support to succeed at each stage:

  • Elementary School: Building math foundation, mastering computation and problem solving with whole and rational numbers, and understanding number sense

  • Middle School: Continuing to build strong math foundation, mastering “the how and why” (algebra readiness), helping with homework, and filling in gaps needed for advanced classes

  • High School: Filling in foundational gaps, addressing different levels of knowledge, helping with test preparation, and assisting with homework


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