Math Programs for Elementary, Middle, and
High School Students
Columbia Academy tutoring and learning center offers two types of after-school math programs for
elementary, middle, and high school students.
Individual tutoring: one-on-one tutoring in-home or on-campus tutoring sessions.
Small group tutoring provides professional assistance with homework, test, and exam
preparation. 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.
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
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. On-campus programs are held at Caldwell University.