Looking for an alternative to Kumon ®?

You have come to the right place. There is a better way to teach math and at Thinkster Math, our educators and coaches do exactly that. Many of our coaches have tried the Kumon ® math program with their children and recommend Thinkster.

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Want to see how we add immense value? Check out below and see all the awesome benefits that you get by enrolling in Thinkster. True to form and our culture, we believe be showing you our thinking with 100% transparency.

But wait, don’t take our word for it. Play along by inserting your own assessment of how much you would value each and every component of our offerings and how it compares with alternatives in the tutoring space. You do the math!

THINKSTER VS KUMON Calculator

High Quality
Curriculum With
Computational Problems that teach fluency and improve cognitive learning
Word Problems across all grades starting from grade 1
Analytical Reasoning Problems that develop core thinking skills and make students amazing thinksters!
Everyday personalization of math worksheets to every student. Worksheets and personalization also matched with school work based on CCSS or State Standards.
Daily Teacher Grading and Feedback by Elite Dedicated Tutors
A.I. Driven Insights & Active Replay Technology (ART) that helps our tutors visualize student thinking, thus accelerating student learning outcomes.
Video Tutorials with every worksheet that teaches multiple strategies to solve math problems.
Dynamic Progress Matrix to keep track of student performance
Parent Insights App that allows parents to have access to daily updates, student reports, community performance and much more.
Homework help for students is available during the bi-weekly or weekly tutoring sessions. Huge benefit for parents and students.
Up to $5 Cash Gift Cards each month for every student!
Community Leaderboard that motivates and engages students with some friendly competition.
1:1 Private Tutoring sessions that allow students to connect with tutors for homework help, and any other assistance to accelerate student learning.
Thinkster
Our Value
Your Assessment
$50
$50
$50
$20
$30($1/Day)
$25
$10
$10
$10
$20
$5
$5
$50
Kumon
Our Value
Your Assessment
$50
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$10
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You Pay
$335
$100 - $145/mo
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$100 - $145/mo

High Quality
Curriculum With

Computational Problems that teach fluency and improve cognitive learning

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 50

Kumon

$ 50

Word Problems across all grades starting from grade 1

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 50

Kumon

-

Analytical Reasoning Problems that develop core thinking skills and make students amazing thinksters!

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 50

Kumon

-

Everyday personalization of math worksheets to every student. Worksheets and personalization also matched with school work based on CCSS or State Standards.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 20

Kumon

$ 10

Daily Teacher Grading and Feedback by Elite Dedicated Tutors

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$30($1/Day)

Kumon

-

A.I. Driven Insights & Active Replay Technology (ART) that helps our tutors visualize student thinking, thus accelerating student learning outcomes.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 25

Kumon

-

Video Tutorials with every worksheet that teaches multiple strategies to solve math problems.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 10

Kumon

-

Dynamic Progress Report to keep track of Student performance improvements.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 10

Kumon

-

Parent Insights App that allows parents to have access to daily updates, student reports, community performance and much more.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 10

Kumon

-

Homework help for students is available during the bi-weekly or weekly tutoring sessions. Huge benefit for parents and students.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 20

Kumon

$ 5

Up to $5 Cash Gift Cards each month for every student!

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 5

Kumon

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Community Leaderboard that motivates and engages students with some friendly competition.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 5

Kumon

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1:1 Private Tutoring sessions that allow students to connect with tutors for homework help, and any other assistance to accelerate student learning.

Our
Value

Your
Assessment

Thinkster

$ 50

Kumon

-

Thinkster

Kumon

You Get

$ 130

$ 130

You Pay

$100 -$145/mo

$100 -$145/mo

Thinkster Benefits in Detail

1

Your Child Starts by Taking a Skills Assessment

Imagine being able to understand what your child needs to succeed, be it compete in the math Olympiad or get help with school work. This is what we do, by quickly creating a baseline. We start with a simple Skills Assessment of your child to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Skills Assessment
Progress Matrix
2

You Discuss Your Child’s Needs with an Academic Advisor

Our Academic Advisor will call you to discuss your child’s custom generated Progress Matrix. She will review the results of the Skills Assessments with you, walk you through areas of strengths and weaknesses, learn about your child’s needs and answer any questions you may have.

3

You Meet With Your Elite Math Tutor

We’ll match your child with an elite math coach, who is dedicated to your child’s success. She is your partner in your child’s academic progress and is responsible for picking the right math worksheets, grading them daily as well as offer 1:1 tutoring sessions each week.

Neha Katyal

Neha Katyal

Jackie Borsum

Jackie Borsum

Caroline Mukisa

Caroline Mukisa

Homework Help & Test
Prep

Our expert math tutors are available to help your child with their homework problems. Our comprehensive test prep program ensures your child achieves better grades with greater confidence.

4

Your Child Gets Assigned Custom Curated Math Worksheets

Every math worksheet is specifically crafted and curated for your child. We expect your child to complete about 10 worksheets each week. Our goal is not only to accelerate your child’s learning but also provide a solid foundation for achieving mastery in math.

Oh, you also get to request custom worksheets to help with school work or other specialized test prep. A separate playlist is created for you to follow-up on these as well.

Choose a Grade Below to View Sample Questions

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Your Child Receives Daily Grading & Feedback from your Elite & Dedicated Tutor

Once your child submits a completed worksheet, our teachers will review and provide feedback along with helpful notes. Your dedicated teacher is available all 7 days a week to provide you concierge level assistance. After all, learning does not stop just because it’s a weekend ☺.

Worksheet Summary
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Groundbreaking AI  Allows Our Tutors to Guarantee Improved Student Performance

Your child’s coach is able to visualize student thinking process and provide specific feedback on the questions answered incorrectly. Understanding “why” your child makes mistakes helps our teachers swiftly accelerate their learning.

Active Replay Technology
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All Math Assignments are Backed by Strong World-Class Curriculum

We are aligned to the Common Core Standards as well as to your child’s school curriculum. We constantly upgrade our curriculum to ensure that we can challenge our students with real world problems.

Curriculum Topics

With Strategies that Make Learning Math Easy

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Plus You Get Weekly 1:1 Tutoring, Incl. School Homework, Test Prep Help

Students in Gold and Platinum plans connect with their dedicated coach for weekly whiteboard-driven tutoring sessions. They get 1:1 tutoring to review Thinkster assignments or get help with classwork or school homework or to help prepare for any upcoming competitive tests.

One on One
                                            Tutoring
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And Timely Assistance with Video Tutorials

In addition to assistance from your dedicated tutor, tutorial videos are available for each worksheet. They explain multiple strategies to solve the same exact math problem, and minimize frustrations that your child would otherwise experience when they attempt to solve math problems.

Choose a Grade Below to View Sample Video Tutorials for Other Grades

Our extensive library of tutorial videos is always available to you and your child to browse through our collection by topic and concept name. It gives your child quick access to videos to help with Thinkster assignments, school homework, and test prep.

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We Want You to Trust Us with Performance Improvement, But Verify for Yourself

Track your child’s performance, see improvement by topics and concepts daily & weekly

Your dedicated tutor will not only send you a weekly report of your student’s progress (see below for example report), but our Dynamic Progress Matrix , available to you all the time, does all of the above and much more. It provides you a live, constantly updating report of your student’s progress over time. Get performance improvement that you can track – transparently!

Dynamic Progress Matrix

Progress Matrix

Weekly Report Sent via Email

Progress Report Worksheet
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We Know You Are Busy - So We Built a Parent Insights App

Now you can track performance, engage with your dedicated tutor, and understand how your child is progressing – right from your pocket!

Activity

Activity

A summary of your child’s recent activity, detailed stats, your tutor’s comments and more.

Tutor

Coach

Parents can see comments the tutor left, send them questions, and even schedule next conference.

Progress

Progress

Track student progress in each math topic. View details about student’s worksheets, time spent, and accuracy.

Worksheets

Worksheets

Parents can examine the math worksheets student completed to see where they struggled or excelled.

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We Made Learning Math Rewarding

Between our leaderboards and gift cards, we give your child all the motivation they need.

Our students earn and exchange their reward points for a gift card. For every 1500 points, you get $1 in gift cards, up to a maximum of $5 in gift cards. We also accrue your unredeemed gifts and you can change your selection any time.

Gift Cards

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