Avatar Learning Center

General FAQs

Absolutely! Our state-of-the-art online curriculum mimics the interactive and personalized experience of a physical classroom, offering your child the same quality education without the hassle of leaving home. We use Google Classroom, whose user-friendly interface makes it simple for students to login and engage.

Our small group classes of 4-8 students actually enhance focus and encourage collaborative learning, ensuring your child gets individual attention as well the opportunity to learn from peers. Studies show that small group learning can improve student outcomes.

Each of our founders holds a PhD in a STEM field, and 67% of our teaching staff also hold PhDs in STEM fields. We only hire tutors who also have real-world experience as a research scientist, and put them through our rigorous tutor training program. We offer nothing short of expertise.

Yes, our curriculum aligns with the Common Core standards, which ensures the subject matter and terminology will track closely to what your student is learning in school. In addition, the rigor of our program exceeds U.S. educational standards, filling in the gaps often found in American STEM education.

Math FAQs

Our math classes are designed to accommodate students from elementary school to high school, covering a wide range of age groups.

For each grade level and math topic, we offer several classes. That means students will always be paired with other learners at their level.

We always begin with a comprehensive assessment to understand each student's strengths and weaknesses. Based on this assessment, we create a personalized curriculum tailored to their specific needs.

While the majority of our math classes are online, we do offer small group math enrichment classes at the Rockville Science Center in Rockville, Maryland. These hands-on classes are available to elementary school students on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

That's why we offer multiple classes for each grade level and math topic, both after school, in the evenings and on weekends. During a student's math assessment, we discuss scheduling with parents and learn more about your availability. Then, we find a class that fits your schedule. Thanks to our small group learning model, we often add new class times to our roster -- ensuring that students and families enjoy the most convenient online learning experience.

We provide regular progress updates to parents, ensuring you stay informed about your child's advancement and areas of improvement.

Science FAQs

Our Science classes cater to middle school students, from 6th Grade through 8th Grade. Middle school is a crucial period in a student's scientific learning, when they either get bored and turn their back on science or discover a lifelong passion for scientific inquiry.

Enrolling is easy! Simply visit our enrollment page, choose the course that fits your schedule and interests, and follow the enrollment instructions. You can also contact our enrollment team to book a needs assessment or discuss the class that will be the best fit for your student.

All our science classes are online. Online science lessons give your family the flexibility and convenience of learning at home. We offer interactive virtual classrooms, online computer simulations and hands-on experiments you can perform at home. If you're interested in in-person learning, we offer math classes for Grades K-6 at the Rockville Science Center.

In middle school, teachers face pressure to "teach to the test." They have to follow the Common Core curriculum and ready students for standardized tests. In contrast, we take a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to the study of science, letting the natural world guide our curriculum. We don't distinguish between “Biology Class” and “Physics Class.” Finally, our small group learning means students don't have to compete with 25 other students for their instructor's attention.

Our Science Tutors are highly qualified experts with PhDs in their respective fields of science. They have extensive teaching experience and are committed to providing top-notch education and guidance.

Coding FAQs

Your child will tackle either Python, Java or Scratch. Scratch is a great introduction to programming for younger kids, while Python and Java are two of the world's most popular programming languages.

We offer real-world projects, advanced challenges, and a community of like-minded learners. It's not just a course; it's an ecosystem.

Our courses are designed for students in Grades 5-12, making it ideal for pre-teens and teens who are keen on coding. Whether they're just starting or looking to refine their skills, we've got it covered. Meanwhile, our Scratch course is specifically designed with the youngest learners in mind. It's a coding language created specifically for children, with a visual interface that makes it easy for budding coders to learn the basics of programming.

Enrolling is a breeze. Just head to our enrollment page, choose the course that best fits your child's needs, and follow the simple sign-up steps. Still have questions? Book your free assessment — our seasoned tutors will explain the course and help you choose whether Python, Java, or Scratch is the right fit for your child. Your child is welcome to join, and we can assess their skills.

Summer School FAQs

Our courses are designed to be fun and interactive, turning learning into an adventure your child will actually look forward to. We promise our summer enrichment won't feel like "school"!

Absolutely, we offer flexible scheduling options. Just let us know in advance and we'll make sure to accommodate your vacation plans.

Yes, we offer coding courses for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. In our online summer science classes, we group students by grade level. Each course is designed to meet your child right where they're at.

Each course is designed to fit comfortably into a summer schedule, requiring just a few hours per week. Plus, because our summer camps are online, your kids can enjoy them at the beach or wherever you go on vacation!

Your child will have access to video lessons, interactive quizzes, and live support from expert instructors.

We provide weekly progress reports so you can see exactly how much your child is learning, and where they might need a little extra help.

Absolutely, our courses are perfect for students who need to catch up, want to get ahead, or simply aim to stay intellectually active over the summer.

Our summer courses have multiple start dates to accommodate various schedules. It's never too late to give your child an enriching summer experience!

Math Crash Courses FAQs

Avatar offers proven methods, expert coaches, and guaranteed results. Your child's growth isn't just a possibility; it's a promise.

Our courses not only improve grades but also boost problem-solving skills, giving your child a strong foundation for future academic and career success.

You'll receive live updates and regular progress reports. Your peace of mind is as important to us as your child's academic growth.

We use a "Curriculum Calibration" process that adapts to your child's learning style and pace. This ensures they're learning at an optimal level, mastering topics that can be challenging.

Enrollment is easy. Just click on the "Enroll Now" button on our website, choose the course that fits, and follow the prompts. Your child's brighter math future is just a few clicks away -


Math Competitions FAQs

We offer online courses for grades 1-18 for Kangaroo Math and grades 4-8 for MOEMS.

Kangaroo Math is an annual event in March, while MOEMS holds five monthly contests from November to March. With MOEMS, schools can administer the exam any time during the monthly competition.

Beyond just boosting math skills, these math contests promote logical reasoning, problem-solving, and team work. Kangaroo Math even offers scholarship opportunities, while participation in either looks great on college applications.

We offer a tailored 12-week preparatory program for different age groups, ensuring your child is competition-ready.

You can register directly on our website. Or, you can book your free Assessment to learn more about our competition prep programs and to assess your child's current math skills.

We offer real-time progress reports after each session so you can track your child's accomplishments and support their growth between sessions.

Tutoring FAQs

We start with a comprehensive needs assessment, where we learn about your student's strengths, weaknesses and goals and the type of instructor they typically prefer. Then, we pair your child with a highly-qualified tutor who specializes in the subject area they need help with and best fits their learning style —ensuring a customized learning experience.

Our individualized tutoring sessions are available for students of all ages, from elementary school to high school. We even offer specialized SAT/ACT prep for college-bound teens.

Our tutors undergo a rigorous selection process, which includes a thorough background check and skills assessment. We hire tutors who are experts in their field, have real-word experience as scientists, and many of our tutors hold a Ph.D. in STEM fields. They're not just knowledgeable; they're passionate about teaching.

es, we provide test prep for the SAT and ACT, and we also prepare students for math competitions such as Math Kangaroo and Math Olympiad.

You can book a free assessment to determine the tutoring program that will best suit your child's goals. From there, we'll guide you through the next steps.

Rockville Science Center FAQs

We offer two classes on Saturday and two classes on Sunday. Classes are ideal for middle-grade elementary students looking to catch up or get math enrichment.

Classes last 90 minutes, and our math tutors have years of experience keeping the pace lively and kids engaged until the very end. Classes meet either Saturdays or Sundays from September through early June.

Absolutely! Our tutors aren't just certified; many hold Ph.D. degrees in STEM fields, work as research scientists, and provide students with the ideal combination of math teaching skills and real-world expertise. Our proven curriculum, rigorous tutor vetting, and training program mean students enjoy teachers who boost skills and make math fun.

Enrollment is a breeze! You can enroll directly on our website, or contact us for a consultation and needs assessment. We're happy to evaluate your student's current skill level and further discuss our programs. Ready to give your child the Avatar edge? Enroll now and unlock a world of academic excellence!