It’s nice when someone starts a business because they see a problem in this world and want to fix it. That’s exactly what Ben Hilberg, owner of Math Hive, has done.

Math Hive is in Long Beach to solve a tangible problem. Kids struggle with math and Ben wants to fix that. But it’s also nice when someone “rethinks” how to solve a problem that has been prevalent for all too long with all too similar tactics.

There are many ways Math Hive is reinventing tutoring, which is why they are such an awesome small business to get to know. In this article, we’ll focus on one: membership.

Lots of private tutors and tutoring places can be great, but usually, the better they are the more they cost. High hourly rates can make excelling in middle and high school math very expensive and is only available to few.

Group rate tutoring places are often enticing but can also be stressful on parents and kids. One must attend every session without fail to get their money’s worth. And fixed times don’t always fit into kid’s and parent’s hectic schedules.

Math Hive takes a very unique and affordable approach to help families. They open their doors Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For $350 a month, a student can come to Math Hive for up to two hours any day they are open.

If you’re serious about improving your math skills, this deal is a steal. Let’s break it down.

Let’s say you attend two days a week for two hours—a very basic use of this plan. That means you are getting roughly 16 hours of tutoring a month for $350. That’s roughly $21 an hour for high-quality math tutoring.

That’s unheard of. Most math tutors charge between $40 and $100 per hour. Not to mention, they lock you into certain days and times. With Math Hive, you can go any four hours a week and get great tutoring at an amazing price.

But that was just for the basic plan; what if you go for two hours a day every day after school, Monday through Thursday? That’s at least 32 hours a month. That’s under $11 an hour. That’s barely even legal!

Essentially, your child will receive homework help every day after school for under $11 an hour. What are you waiting for? Get your kid back on track. Math Hive is local, full of motivated students and tutors, and best of all, the tutors are math and science majors from Long Beach State and LBCC.

Give the non-contract membership tutoring a try! And make sure your child grows up to be smart enough to realize what a good deal this is!