Thursday, December 10, 2009

Math Junkies, a Free Math Tutorial Website for Students of all Ages and Abilities to Help Improve America’s Math Skills

Graduate Student Launches Math Junkies, a Free Math Tutorial Website for Students of all Ages and Abilities to Help Improve America’s Competitive Advantage in a Global Economy

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The recently launched is a new tutorial website to help students better understand mathematics and its purpose. Created by FIU graduate student and math fanatic Rayan Russell, otherwise known as Rocky, Math Junkies was developed in response to the mathematical needs of today’s technologically dependent generation of students. A beta version of the site has launched and each week will add new exciting functionality such as lessons, videos, formulas, and real-life examples.

A recent study revealed that U.S. students perform consistently below most of their peers from other industrialized nations which proves to be a competitive disadvantage for a global economy. In addition, more and more parents and students are pinching pennies as a result of the recession, even when it comes to education. Math Junkies is a solution for those who would like access to free mathematical resources without paying for tutors or additional classes online. Students of all ages and abilities are able to obtain the help they need to prepare for state and standardized tests, or to sharpen their skills in any subject of mathematics including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus.

“It is becoming more and more obvious that during tough economic times, education is imperative in the 21st century,” said Rocky. “In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, kids in Boston are competing with kids in Bangalore for jobs, and math skills are increasingly an important function of most skilled jobs in the US from advertising to web design and almost everything in between depends on some level of advanced math skills. Considering this reality, Math Junkies was created to help students get ahead in a fun and innovative way, especially those who can’t afford the extra help outside of the classroom.”

Math tools including lessons, formulas, definitions, and answers to all types of questions are provided on For easy access, especially for those preparing for the SAT and GMAT exams, math strategies and concept reviews are available via text and video formats. Math Junkies will also feature “Math Tips of the Week” for Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. The website is extremely user-friendly with a purpose to give students a wealth of information on subjects that many people tend to have difficulty with.

In addition to being a math fanatic, Rocky is an entrepreneur. He has earned a four-year degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mathematics education. Rocky has dedicated the last 10 years to learning and teaching mathematics in addition to developing ways for people to use technology as a means of better understanding the subject. His hope is that, in addition to helping students, Math Junkies will give math a “cool vibe and energy.”

“It’s time for a mathematical revolution,” Rocky said. “Math is a gorgeous language that we use daily and should embrace. Follow the revolution on our website and twitter.”

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