How It Works

This page explains how the program works on a weekly basis.

OneInMath is a free program designed to help young children (Kindergarten to 3rd grade) master math skills and build strong foundations in basic arithmetic. Our goal is to make students comfortable with the material and to reduce math anxiety by individualizing the process of learning math, so they are more likely to succeed both now and in the future. We combine the advantages of scientific learning, tutoring, practice, and commitment from parents and students to help them excel.

Every year, the program benefits 400-500 students and is supported by 100 to 120 high school and adult volunteers! We hope it will benefit your children too!


The OneInMath curriculum (Math Sheets) is designed as a continuum, and a student may start at any point and follow the curriculum at their own pace. In the first class of every session, we evaluate students to determine where they should start using our unique diagnostics process. The following video explains the process.

Weekly Work Flow

Once the level is determined, students follow the following flow every week.

How It Works - Flow Diagram



  1. Tutors review their students homework packets, using both a written and an oral assessment to make sure students understand concepts being practiced. Tutors then assign classwork packet, which can either be the same packet repeated to better comprehension, the next packet, or a review packet.
  2. Depending on the packet, tutors teach concepts to students and explain aim of the packet.
  3. Students work on the classwork packet while tutors watch and help as necessary.
  4. Tutors review the packet completed during class, once again trying to assess their comprehension.
  5. Tutors assign homework packet based on the progress of the student in the class.
  6. Student completes homework at home.

Optionally, student may watch videos on our website to review math concepts or go through drills.

Please also see Parent Information page for frequently asked questions.