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At Mathnasium Learning Centers, we make math make sense! Whether your child started out far behind or already ahead in math, Mathnasium will help them leap ahead because we know that any child can be successful in math—it’s a matter of teaching it in a way that makes sense to them.

The Brand

More than forty years ago, math educator Larry Martinek was inspired to find a better way to teach children math.

As a classroom teacher, teacher-trainer, and consultant in public and top private schools—and father to a mathematically gifted son—Larry possessed a uniquely comprehensive view of education. He saw a troubling theme in mathematics instruction: a serious disconnect between the students’ basic skills training and the curriculum they were expected to master in the years to come. They weren’t being prepared properly for their future.

Larry set out on a mission: to find an approach that would provide children with the strong foundation they needed to succeed. Over the next three decades, he painstakingly developed and assembled a blend of methods and materials. Instead of relying on traditional rote memorization and repetitive exercises, Larry’s work focused on helping children understand math by honing their math instincts and getting them to think like mathematicians.

And it worked. As Larry’s innovations gained wide circulation over the years, Los Angeles schools began teaching from his materials instead of their textbooks. The result: Test scores skyrocketed. His work evolved into a complete curriculum from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade math.

Then, in the spring of 2002, education industry leaders Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his teaching methodologies as the Mathnasium Method™ at their first math learning center in Westwood, California.

Students of all ages found the curriculum to be incredibly powerful and engaging. As evidence of how effective it is, Mathnasium centers have sprung up across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Today, more than 40 years after Larry first developed it, the Mathnasium Method™ is providing children all over the world increased confidence, critical thinking skills, and mathematical ability to last a lifetime.


At Mathnasium Learning Centers, we make math make sense! Whether your child started out far behind or already ahead in math, Mathnasium will help them leap ahead because we know that any child can be successful in math—it’s a matter of teaching it in a way that makes sense to them.

Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student’s needs. Our instructional approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math.


Initial Franchise Training

Once you sign on as a franchisee, you’ll gain access to an abundance of online training materials. You’ll also spend a time getting to know the business with us in Los Angeles, CA, at Mathnasium’s corporate headquarters. Here you’ll learn financial planning for your franchise and take education courses in the Mathnasium Method™.
You’ll also be exposed to our apprenticeship program in a live environment with kids present. We try to plan this as close as possible to the opening of your center (within six weeks).

Ongoing Training and Support

Throughout the life of your franchise agreement, support will be there whenever you need it. In fact, as soon as you complete your initial training, you’ll be assigned a Start-up Specialist (SUS) who will assist you up through your location’s grand opening making sure you have all that you need for a successful launch. Then, once your center is up and running, you’ll be assigned a Field Business Consultant (FBC) who will regularly visit your location and provide expert advice for how to grow and maintain your business.

You’ll also have the advantage of regional training twice a year and an annual convention every July with Mathnasium franchisees from around the world. These conventions are invaluable opportunities to connect with your peers and share successes and tips.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

Mathnasium is a group of people bound by a desire to help each other to earn the livelihood they deserve while making a difference. We are a community comprised of hundreds of franchisees, thousands of instructors and a Home Office team – all supporting one another to succeed. When a group of exceptional people is united by the same goal and the same values, they have the power to change their own lives, and the lives of others, for the better.

If you resonate with the above, we would like to discuss this magnificent opportunity to be the South African Mathnasium Master Franchise Licensee.


When It All Began


Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorf

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Peter Markovitz

Head Office

Los Angeles, California, United States

No. of Outlets

Over 1 000

Available Opportunities

This is a Master Franchise License opportunity for South Africa

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

$ 700 000 for 40 potential locations in South Africa

Initial franchise fee

On application

Initial Working Capital

On application

Minimum owners contribution

On application
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

On application

Marketing fee

On application

Initial agreement term

On application

Renewal term

On application

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