Hamburg Mathnasium Operates on Core Belief That Every Child Can Become Great at Math

HAMBURG, NY  — Mathnasium of the Southtowns opened today, bringing the first fun and effective supplementary math program to Western New York for children in grades two through 12.

The learning center is located in McKinley Commons at 4154 McKinley Parkway, #400 in Hamburg. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed Friday and Sunday.

The program focuses solely on math and operates on the core belief that virtually any child can excel in the subject. The Mathnasium Method™, implemented at more than 1,000 Mathnasium learning centers in the United States 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.

“We’re offering neighborhood-level math enrichment learning because we believe that families, and especially their children, shouldn’t be afraid, confused or frustrated with math,” said owner Bryan Carr. “Our methods help children learn math in a way that makes sense to them and helps them build confidence and problem-solving skills.”

“Our goal is simple: To teach math in a way that makes sense to kids,” Carr continued. “Mathnasium centers across the country have helped struggling students develop into ‘A’ students and ‘A’ students go on to even greater achievements. We are thrilled to be able to bring our Mathnasium Method™ to support the families of the Southtowns and Western New York.”

The Mathnasium experience begins with an assessment designed to pinpoint a child’s strengths and weaknesses. These results provide the foundation from which Mathnasium constructs the student’s customized learning plan. Students learn math in a friendly, productive learning environment and are taught by caring and knowledgeable instructors well-versed in integrating Mathnasium’s techniques with the math curriculum used in Western New York schools.

The Mathnasium Method™ 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. Mathnasium students receive the support they need for school homework and tests while building their math foundations.

Carr, who left The Buffalo News in 2018 as vice-president of production, has an MBA from the University at Buffalo, an MS from RIT and a BS from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He worked at The News in multiple capacities over his 24-year career. Prior to The News, he worked for The Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Carr, a Hamburg resident, and native of Chautauqua County hires university-level instructors in engineering, math and sciences from education departments who have experience working with children. Each employee undergoes additional training in the Mathnasium Method of teaching. Everyone is background checked and the full facility is covered with security cameras.

“As educators, we strive to offer our students a balanced math learning experience: one that fills in the gaps, keeps students on track with math taught in school, and, most importantly, makes learning math a fun and joyful experience,” Carr concluded.

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About Mathnasium

Mathnasium, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. When math makes sense, kids excel—whether they’re far behind or eager to get ahead. 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. There are over 1,000 Mathnasium franchises in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit