Jul 28, 2014

Math Learning Center to Hold Grand Opening in Crystal Lake

Math Learning Center to Hold Grand Opening in Crystal Lake Math Learning Center to Hold Grand Opening in Crystal Lake




Michael J Ammer,  Business (815) 526-3453






Operates on Core Belief that Every Child Can Become Great at Math


Mathnasium Method™ Begins with Customized Learning Plan, Personalized Instruction


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony May 12th at 11:00 AM


Grand Opening May 17th at 3:00 PM



Grand Opening Crystal Lake May 17th 2014, Mathnasium of Crystal Lake opened April 8th for business, offering fun and effective after-school math programs for children in grades K-12.


The center, located at 6500 Northwest Highway, Suite 28W Crystal Lake IL, 60014 in The Crystal Lake Plaza, operates on the core belief that virtually any child can become great at math. The Mathnasium Method™, implemented at more than 450 Mathnasium centers in the U.S. and abroad, is a unique program that provides each child with a customized learning plan and personalized instruction in a way that makes sense to them.  


“Mathnasium of Crystal Lake focuses solely on math, so we know how to teach it in a way that really connects with kids. Mathnasium centers across the country have helped struggling students develop into ‘A’ students and ‘A’ students go on to even greater achievements. Children at Mathnasium quickly learn that math can be fun and interesting as well as extraordinarily useful, both in terms of succeeding in school and for the valuable life skills it provides. We are thrilled to be able to bring our Mathnasium Method™ to the parents and children of Crystal Lake,” said Michael and Joanna Ammer, Owners of the Mathnasium of Crystal Lake franchise.


For students, the Mathnasium experience begins with a highly detailed assessment of each child’s strengths and weaknesses, which is then used to create a customized learning plan. Personalized instruction from Mathnasium of Crystal Lake’s highly trained and caring instructors assures that each student fully understands key concepts before moving on to the next.


Importantly, the Mathnasium Method™ includes a number of approaches to make math fun and interesting. It uses a unique combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written techniques to help children really understand math and has been developed over more than 40 years of practical experience with thousands of students.


Rather than sending children home with additional piles of homework, Mathnasium of Crystal Lake focuses on teaching children what they need to know while they are present at the center.  Unlike many learning centers, students can get help with their school homework at the center and can also use their time to help prepare for important standardized tests.


To find out more about Mathnasium of Crystal Lake, please contact Michael Ammer, Owner of the Crystal Lake Mathnasium franchise, at (815) 526-3453, or visit http://www.mathnasium.com/crystallake.


About Mathnasium

Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. The proprietary Mathnasium Method™ is the result of 40+ years of hands-on instruction and research. Franchising since 2003, Mathnasium has become one of the fastest growing educational franchises, with a new center opening each week. There are more than 400 Mathnasium franchises in the U.S. and abroad. www.mathnasium.com



Bio  –  Michael Ammer, Owner/Center Director

Joanna Ammer Owner/Instructor


As the Fixed Operations Director for two large successful Chevrolet dealerships and multiple Import dealerships in Illinois and Indiana, Michael has always had an active interest in mathematics. He began his 32-year career in the automotive industry as a car porter and through hard work and determination, became the Director of Fixed Operations successfully managing all aspects of the Service, Parts and Collision centers within the two dealerships. Joanna has been in the Veterinary Industry for over 25 years working as Hospital Operations Manager in both private, corporate, and non-profit veterinary practices.

Michael and Joanna have four children of their own, two of which struggled with math, and had Individualized Learning Plans in school. They understand firsthand how this can affect the entire family and only wish that Mathnasium was in this area at the time their children needed extra help. After researching the Mathnasium method and learning how it could benefit children Michael and Joanna made a decision to open their own learning center which meant a career change for Michael.  As scary as that was, they knew that parents and students in Crystal Lake and the surrounding areas would benefit from this endeavor. They found there were no other Math learning centers in the area and made a decision to locate their Mathnasium center in the heart of Crystal Lake.

One of their goals is to create a center where students experience how much fun math can be and realize the potential that math skills can unlock. Michael and Joanna believe the Mathnasium method will deliver on this goal. They realized that opening a Mathnasium center would allow them to combine their love of children and math while providing a valuable service to the community. They are focused on hiring and supporting only the best math instructors, and look forward to helping children in the area continue to improve and excel in math proficiency and develop a strong sense of numbers.  For them, the best part of working with children is seeing the joy in their eyes when they finally get to that “AHA” moment, after grasping the simple concept behind that tough looking math problem. 

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