For Students Who Want To Excel, There Is a New Math Program In Town

by Sandra Foyt on September 29, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

I just found out about a new math program in the Capital Region, and I have to say, it looks like they have a lot to offer students who want to do well in math. My oldest child is taking Honors Geometry, and although she has an excellent teacher, the class is just 45 minutes a day. She could use a lot more instruction time and feedback to achieve her potential in that class, and since it’s getting harder to help her given our rusty math skills, this may be just what the doctor ordered.

A New Enrichment Class: Math Done Right

September 10, 2010, Albany, NY. Math Done Right (“MDR”) opened its first teaching center at 17 Computer Drive East today. MDR offers small group tutoring in mathematics taught in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. Courses target middle and high school students learning the material for the first time, and others who need to refresh their knowledge to complete courses in natural sciences, social sciences or business.

“We have two goals for our students,” said MDR founder Marc S. Freed. “First and foremost, we want to make sure that they improve their grades and test scores. In addition, we want to give our students the confidence and tools they need to pursue college degrees and the many careers requiring competency in math, in addition to science, engineering, medicine and other fields traditionally associated with math skills.”

Groups range from four to eight students, which enables students to get individual attention from teachers while benefitting from the interaction among a small group of highly motivated students. MDR employs teachers and graduate students in math and science as instructors for courses that meet twice weekly for 90-minute sessions in flexible 5-week modules. MDR courses follow an adaptable curriculum using textbooks from the University of Chicago School Math Project, making it is suitable for students attending different schools in the Capital District. One-on-one tutoring is also available between 5-week cycles.

Students also learn to use Maple®, innovative mathematical software found frequently at the college level, but seldom in high schools. “Math Done Right gives students currently in middle school, high school, or college the opportunity to reinforce their understanding of material they are currently learning, prepare for the math portion of a standardized test, or review subjects they have studied in the past,” said Freed.

Mr. Freed, a graduate of the Albany Academy, holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Brown University, an MS in Management from MIT, and has completed qualifying exams for a PhD in economics from New York University.

Enrichment Program:

Math Done Right

17 Computer Drive East (Off Wolf Rd.)
Albany, NY


Interested? For more information, call Marc S Freed at 518-428-1124, contact by email, or visit the website at Math teachers interested in joining the MathDone Right team should contact

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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