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Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:

 Sean Dolan, Co-owner and Center Director

Sean is a math enthusiast from way back. In high school, he attended the Georgia Governor's Honors program in math, won the National Beta Club award for Mathematics, and then went on to major on Mathematics at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he met his eventual business partner Cameron Nimmo. Since then, he's spent most of his career in software development for telecommunications technology companies, with occasional stints as a part-time math instructor at Chatahoochee Tech. Now, he is excited to begin a new kind of career with his first love, mathematics, and really looks forward to sharing with kids how much beauty and fun there is in learning math.

Cameron Nimmo, Co-owner and Center Director

Cam is the son of a math teacher, but he did not immediately follow in his father's footsteps.  At the College of William and Mary, where he and Sean first met, Cam studied languages. He is fluent in several languages. The early part of his professional life was spent in the financial industry, but after few years, he got involved in education.  This led to over twenty years of teaching and then running his own school.  And now, his involvement in Mathnasium pleases his father to no end.
 
 

Jacob Michelis, Lead Instructor

Jacob is majoring in Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. He has worked as a private tutor for math and science since high school. He is originally from Gainesville, Florida, but moved to Milton 12 years ago. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and programming. 

To quote Jacob: "The Mathnasium method is great. The curriculum is solid and customized to each student's needs, and the students receive a great mix of independent work and individual help."

 

Tony Elengickal

Tony is currently a senior at Alpharetta High School, planning on going to college as a Biochemistry major next year. He originally started at Mathnasium as a tenth grader, and has been working for over a year now. Originally from Pennsylvania, Tony lives with his parents and older brother in Alpharetta. In his free time, he likes spending time with his friends, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and playing his saxophone.

 

Ashley Richards

Ashley Richards is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Actuarial Science from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and recently moved to Georgia to pursue a degree. She was previously employed at P.S 5 Ronald McNair in Brooklyn where she aquired understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of both a math tutor and middle school teacher. Combined with her friendly and outgoing personality, she was able to use her prior knowledge of mathematics to explain math concepts clearly and concisely to her students. Additionally, she gained patience and understanding as she lead a program at her high school, BBACD CALI (Benjamin Banneker Academy Leadership Institute); where she developed a mentoring program that provides high school seniors with the tools for applying to college, resume and essay writing. Besides math, she enjoys spending time with her 7 siblings and singing.

To quote Ashley: “The Mathnasium Method is extremely effective in allowing kids to learn in different ways and be independent while doing work. I especially love it because I have been able to implement some methods I have learned into my own learning at school!”

Katie Fishman

Katie is currently a senior at Cambridge High School. She is applying to college right now, and I am excited to see where she will end up next year. She plans to major in finance or engineering. In addition to working at Mathnasium, she is a swim coach and lifeguard at White Columns Country Club. She has loved to help swimmers improve their strokes and grow closer bonds. She is an active member of the Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society) chapter at Cambridge. She helps to tutor underclassmen in geometry and pre-calculus. 

Katie was born in London, England. She has lived in both Ohio and now Georgia.

Her hobbies include swimming and running cross country. She is a member in beta and french club too. She also enjoy helping out with my school's special education program. 

Both her parents are Canadian. She has an older brother at Georgia Tech and an older sister at Georgia College.

To quote Katie: "I fully support the mathnasium method because it allows students to have both the independent and assisted learning experiences they need to be successful. It allows students to work on specific areas of studies to better help them in the classroom."

Mohammed Fareed

Mohammed is a student at Rivers Academy and plans on studying medicine in college. Before coming to the Atlanta area, he lived in Nebraska and Maryland. He has experience tutoring friends and family in math and was a student here at Mathnasium for five years before deciding to join our team. His hobbies include competitive water polo.

 

To quote Mohammed: “I like the Mathnesium method because I feel it pinpoints exactly what areas a child struggles with and can help fix these problems. As a former Mathnesium student I can confirm that the Mathnesium method definitely helped me not only bring up my math grade but get one step ahead of everyone else in the math class

 

 Zach Corcoran

Zach is a senior at Cambridge high school. Next year, he plans to major in chemical engineering. He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and currently living in Milton, Georgia. Throughout high school, he has regularly tutored other students through the Math National Honors Society and Science National Honors Society. In addition to being a great math instructor, Zach also enjoys wake boarding, fishing, and tennis.

To quote Zach: "I feel that the Mathnasium Method is fantastic in intuitively teaching the fundamentals of mathematics as well as filling gaps missed in traditional education. The Method builds on itself, allowing for the reinforcement of past concepts during the teaching of new ones."

Christina Collins

Christina Collins is currently a senior at Cambridge High School. Next year she plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She currently lives in Georgia with her parents and has lived here her entire life. She is the secretary of Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. Before working at Mathnasium, she worked as aFfrench tutor and math tutor. Her hobbies include dancing, and she is on a competition team.

To quote Christina: “I think that the Mathnasium method is unique in that it gives students the skills to excel in math while also teaching them how to work independently. It makes learning math more fun and efficient for the students.”

 Akshit Kumar

Kumar is planning to major in Computer Science. He is originally from New Delhi, India. He moved to the Georgia 10 years ago. Before he came to Mathnasium, he has worked at other tutoring centers. He is the captain and treasurer of Math Team. He has also been a part of Mu Alpha Theta math honor society at his school where he helps kids struggling in math with their homework and classwork. He enjoys drawing in his free time, as well as coding whenever he gets the chance.

To quote Kumar: “I love the Mathnasium Methodology because it makes the brain think in such a way that it makes everything so much easier and efficient. I have learned more than a few tricks and changed my own way of doing math because the Mathnasium methods make things much easier.”

Abdul Sayed

Abdul is currently a student at Cambridge. He plans to major in Computer Programming at university. He was born in Cairo, Egypt, but did not stay there long. He left for Canada a month after his birth and came to Georgia a year after that. In his free time he loves to play video games, code, read, and hike. He lives with his parents and younger sister, and he has family around the world.

To quote Abdul “The philosophy behind the company aligns with my ideals of education and some of the ways in which it teaches math makes me wish I had been taught in that way.”

 

 Ilana Mermelstein

 

Ilana plans on majoring in journalism with a possible double major in psychology. When not working here at Mathnasium, she is a teacher's aide at a religious school. In her spare time she enjoys playing ukulele and singing, as well as writing for her blog.

 

To quote Ilana: “What I love about the Mathnasium method is that it refrains from encouraging memorization like so many other methods do, rather it encourages a deeper understanding of concepts, allowing students to fully understand where answers come from. Mathnasium inspires curiosity and teaches students how to learn!!

 

Sierra Hyland

 

Sierra is currently studying at Cambridge High School, and plans on majoring in pre-medicine with the hopes of becoming a dermatologist. She was born in Alabama, and moved here when she was two years old. She enjoys running and tennis, and plays for the Cambridge High School tennis team. Aside from sports, she is studying Spanish and is doing her best to become bilingual.

 

To quote Sierra: “I LOVE math and want kids to feel that same way. Math is such a cool subject, in my opinion, because there is more than one way to arrive at the correct answer unlike many other subjects. Mathnasium teaches students the understanding behind why we do what we do in a math problem. The method really helps students out in the long run because they will fully understand mathematical basics and build on these as they progress in math throughout their school years.