Ali owns and operates the local franchise of Mathnasium in Henrietta, which provides math tutoring services to children from kindergarten to 12th grade.
“Mathnasium is essentially a math learning center that focuses on helping kids to either catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math, Ali said.
A teacher by profession, Ali and her husband were looking to start a business. And Ali wanted it to be in the education field. They opened Mathnasium in 2010 — long before COVID-19 came around. Once the coronavirus shut down schools in March, Ali says she saw a spike in business.
“With the shutdown, schools of course, were unable to keep up and kind of keep up the same level of instruction that they would normally keep up when they would be in person. So there was definitely some level of learning loss, so a lot of families recognized that and they