After-School Math Activities, Math Lessons,
and Math Programs for High, Middle, and Elementary School Students. Math Olympiad.
Columbia Academy tutoring and learning center is currently offering four types of after-school
math programs for elementary, middle, and high school students, primarily from East Hanover, Florham Park,
Livingston, Parsippany, Whippany, Roseland, Caldwell, Verona, and West Orange New Jersey:
Individual tutoring (one-on-one tutoring).
Small group tutoring
provides professional assistance with homework, test, and exam
preparation to students who are already proficient in mathematics. While these students may have
already developed strong math skills and knowledge in mathematics they might still be seeking urgent
help with challenging material. Students may bring the homework assigned by their respective teachers
to their learning center classes and our math tutors will help them with their specific assignments. In
addition, our math tutors can cover the missed skills and provide additional instruction on challenging
material in our own classes. Our regular small group tutoring programs (2 - 5 students) are one hour
long and held throughout the academic year from September to June. They provide an excellent
combination of individualized instruction with one of our math tutors
and the benefits of collaborative study
with others. Enrollment is open throughout the year. A monthly commitment is required.
Classroom math programs are designed for students K-12 to address specific knowledge
gaps from previous math levels or preview upcoming concepts. Students get an opportunity to review
challenging material, master their math skills, and improve their knowledge and grades in math.
Students can also get some help with homework. The entire classroom math programs are divided into
three consecutive sessions. Each session is 12 weeks long. The class meets once a week for one hour.
Separate registration for each session ensures that the session you have chosen best meets your child's
needs and it will not interfere with his/her other after-school activities during the year. Please
refer to the Schedule page for specific dates when the sessions begin and end. We are offering the
following math courses and programs:
kindergarten math, first grade math, 2nd grade math, 3rd grade math, 4th grade math, 5th grade math, 6th grade math, 7th grade math, 8th grade math (pre-algebra or introduction to algebra), algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2 and trigonometry, pre-calculus, AP calculus exam preparation course.
Test preparation for the math portion of most standardized tests and college entrance
exams, including SAT/PSAT, ACT, and GMAT.
The Columbia Academy curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards Initiative
(CCSSI). Traditional classroom programs and online instruction are available. The online sessions are taught in the
virtual classroom that requires no downloads or plug-ins, is equipped with the state-of-the-art tools, such as live
audio and video streaming for up to 24 people, live chatting, screen and document sharing, and has a real-time
whiteboard for remote collaboration and learning delivery. The whiteboard allows quickly and easily to visualize
information and provides all the advantages that traditional teaching tools have always offered.
Our experienced and highly qualified math teachers focus on developing essential math skills
with emphasis on critical and higher order thinking skills, problem solving ability, and mathematical reasoning. In
our tutoring math programs students study topics systematically and from different perspectives, acquiring a
broader and deeper knowledge as they progress. All topics are introduced with simple exercises and then the
difficulty level gradually increases. Almost everything students do in math class will depend on topics that they
have previously learned and each subsequent math lesson builds upon the material mastered in the previous math
class. Throughout the tutoring courses, all important concepts are revisited several times in variety of contexts
and learning math activities.
Our math lessons actively engage learners and provide in-depth instruction that
help students achieve better grades and confidence in math. Making sure the students are a part of these
after-school math activities is a major part of these math lessons. Students solve multi-step problems that
often require the use of numerous concepts and explore algebraic topics using manipulatives, diagrams, and
models. Our math lessons explain the concepts and then provide complete detailed step-by-step solutions to
All of our after-school tutoring programs, math lessons, and math activities are developed to
create a fun and enjoyable learning experience. Unique combination of the classical traditions of systematic math
education and non-traditional methods guarantees your child success in elementary school math, helps students build
a strong foundation in middle school math, and put students on track to succeed in high school math.
Students participate in seminars with professors from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, also known as MIT.
National and international Math Olympiad. The program is designed to excite and challenge middle and
high school math students by providing them with opportunities to compete with their peers from other
schools nationally and internationally, and earn great prizes individually and as part of their group
team. Winners are awarded a certificate and cash prizes.
Proven, unique methods and individual approach yield immediate results! Classes meet at
Caldwell University (formerly Caldwell College).
An application form is available on the Applications and Forms page. Registration application
and other materials can also be requested over the phone. Tuition balances are due on or before the first day of
class. Students may be required to purchase a textbook or other instructional material. These fees can be paid when
students purchase their books prior to the first class. Cost ranges from $25 to $150.