Welcome to MathSP’s most frequently asked questions and answers section.
We hope you find this information helpful. If you have more specific questions that you would like answered or don’t see your question here, please contact us, call us: 678-MATH-650 or 678-628-4650, email us: info@MathSP.com.
How do I register for a prep course, subject tutoring, or private tutoring?
To register, select the class you would like to sign up for and complete the online registration form.
What are the available methods of payment? Will I get a copy of the receipt?
Once you’ve completed the online registration form, you may either
1) Pay online through PayPal (both credit cards and debit cards are accepted); or
2) Mail a certified check or money order to: 4514 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Suite 223, Atlanta, GA 30338
Upon submission of the registration form and billing information, you will receive a confirmation email that provides you with a payment receipt and more details regarding the MathSP course you have registered for.
Can I pay for a course in installments?
Yes, MathSP does offer a flexible installment payment plan. Please contact us at 678-MATH-650 for more information.
What is the refund policy?
All payments made to MathSP are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Does MathSP offer a guarantee? What if I want to re-take a course?
Yes. The standard retake fee for a small group course is half off the full price. Students may exercise the retake option within 90 days after the completion of the course. Students who have completed a private tutoring package and seek additional preparation are eligible to sign up for a small group course at the standard retake rate of half off the full price. Please note that students retaking a course will not be provided with a new set of course materials, though replacement materials may be purchased. For further inquiries regarding MathSP’s guarantee, please contact us at 678-MATH-650.
How do MathSP courses differ from others?
At MathSP, we design our courses to help you build a solid math foundation and provide you with the set of math skills you need to conquer any math class or quantitative section of any state, standardized, or computer test. MathSP’s instructors are passionate about math and truly want to help you accomplish your goals by guiding and preparing you for success.
We believe that one of the most important components of effective learning is teacher-student interaction. Our interactive classroom environment is unlike any other, and our expert instructors work with you using MathSP’s unique Facilitative Approach. In addition, our teaching methods, including Concept-based Learning and the SP Method, allow you to not only master specific concepts and effective strategies, but also teach you how to apply these concepts and strategies to real math-based problems.
Unlike other test prep companies, MathSP isn’t here to give you a pile of resources that you’ll need to sift through on your own. Rather, MathSP courses provide you with effective course materials that our instructors will help you make the most use of. We assure you that MathSP’s courses will not only help you achieve outstanding results but will also offer you an enriching experience to sharpen your math abilities and allow you to tackle any math-related task with confidence.
How can I get more information?
Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions or would like more information on MathSP’s unique approach and our test preparation and tutoring services.
Does MathSP offer courses near me? Where do MathSP small group courses take place?
MathSP small group prep courses are held at Emory University. Upon registering, you will be notified via email of the specific location on the Emory campus for your course. Most MathSP one-on-one sessions meet either at the Emory University campus or the Georgia Tech campus. Private sessions also take place in convenient public locations including bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops. If you have a preferred location, please feel free to let us know.
How can I get information on driving directions and parking information?
Upon submission of the course registration form, you will receive a detailed email from a MathSP team member providing details pertaining to the course in which you have registered. If you would like this information before signing up for a course, please feel free to contact us.
I only see small group and private tutoring options. Is there an online course option?
Not currently. At MathSP, we emphasize and believe in personal interaction between the instructor and students. As we continue to grow, it is in our plans to develop inventive methods utilizing technology that allows for an interactive online classroom experience that mirrors our superior in-person classroom environment.
Is there a way I can attend a trial MathSP course before I register and pay for a course?
Yes. MathSP partners with local high schools and universities periodically to offer free seminars and workshops for various admissions test preparation. To see if there are free upcoming events near you, please visit the News & Resources page or contact us.
Do all students take a diagnostic assessment prior to starting a course?
Yes. However, for those students who have recently taken an official exam and believe that their test score is a good indication of their current abilities, then the diagnostic assessment is optional.
How does MathSP measure my progress throughout a course?
MathSP test prep courses regularly use practice tests—including computer-based exams for the GMAT and GRE—to help you identify areas of weakness and needed improvement. Middle and high school students taking a comprehensive SAT or ACT prep class will take both a pre-test and post-test to assess progress. In addition, for all courses, regular quizzes and/or timed problem stints are conducted over the length of each course in order to ensure comprehension and retention.
What if I fall really far behind and need additional help?
If you are currently enrolled in a MathSP course, you may schedule individual tutoring sessions with your expert instructor at a discounted rate. Please note that these sessions can be scheduled at any time during or after the completion of your small group course.
Do I need to prepare before attending the first session?
Preparation is not required. However, if you prefer to refresh yourself on some basic math concepts before your course begins, the optional course materials listed under “Course Options and Materials” will provide you with a general review of basic math before your course begins.
What if I am unable to attend one of the scheduled classes? Do I have make-up options?
Please carefully note the dates for courses and plan accordingly. If you find that you will be unable to attend a certain session, please contact your instructor ahead of time in order to be eligible for a make-up private tutoring session (free of charge). If you miss a session without notice, you have several options:
1) Make up the session with a different small group at no charge, or
2) Schedule an individual tutoring session with your instructor at a reduced hourly rate.
Will my private tutor be able to meet at a location convenient to me?
Most MathSP one-on-one sessions meet either at the Emory University campus or the Georgia Tech campus. At times, private sessions may take place in convenient public locations including bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops. If you have a preferred location, please feel free to let us know.
Do all students take a diagnostic assessment prior to starting tutoring sessions?
At MathSP, we find that general diagnostic assessments are not as applicable for one-on-one tutoring. Instead, we feel that the best way to measure current abilities for private tutoring sessions is through discussions with parents, students, and/or teachers as well as by evaluating past homework assignments and school assessments. In addition, we may ask students to explain specific problems from their past homework assignments and assessments in order to assess comprehension and ability level. Then, the instructor is able to determine the best starting point for the student.
How does MathSP measure my progress throughout tutoring sessions?
We find that that school assignments and grades are the best indication that tutoring has been both effective and applicable. To ensure comprehension and retention, quizzes are given periodically for added reinforcement. MathSP also communicates and follows up with parents regularly to discuss student progress. Above all, since private tutoring provides the opportunity for one-on-one student and instructor interaction, the instructor is able to gauge each student’s math abilities and customize the student’s learning path accordingly.
What course materials does MathSP provide for small group courses?
MathSP provides all the course materials you will need to prepare for standardized, state, and computer-based exams. To view the materials provided, visit the “Course Structure & Materials & Materials” page for a particular exam. For subject tutoring, instructors supplement the classroom syllabus and utilize the students’ classroom text book, if available. If textbooks are not available, students use MathSP recommended workbooks.
Do I pay for course materials separately or are they included in the course fee?
All course materials, with the exception of optional resources, are included in the course fee.
When will I receive my course materials?
You will receive your course materials during the first session of the course you have registered for.
What should I bring to the first session?
All course materials will be provided at the first session. You may bring additional writing utensils if you prefer. For classes and exams that allow the use of a calculator, please also bring a calculator to each session.