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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:


Owner

Matrice Williams, Owner

 

 

Matrice is a wife and home-schooling mother of three amazing children, Mela, Christian, and Trinity.  She is an attorney by training but realized early on that her true passion and God-given talent lies in teaching, as evidenced by her teaching in both the elementary and university settings.  After being introduced to Mathnasium by a friend, she and her husband, David, decided to open their own!  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Favorite number:  3

Favorite Math Joke:  Dear Algebra,

Stop asking me about your 'x'.  She's not coming back and I don't know 'y' either!

Fun Fact: I got to meet Michael Jackson!

I love Mathnasium because: We teach math to our students in a loving and supportive environment, in a way that makes sense to them.  Our focus is on them truly learning and understanding the subject, ultimately getting to that "A-ha!" moment! 

Jennifer Gattis, Center Director      

Jennifer grew up in Statesboro, GA and moved to Burlington, NC in 1998.  She attended Georgia Southern University as a Math major.  She currently lives in Whitsett.  She and her husband homeschool and have four children.

Favorite Number:  3.14 

Favorite Math Joke:  How do you make seven an even number?  Take the s out!

Fun Fact:  I am a total gear-head and love to work on cars!  I helped my father restore a 1957 Chevrolet pick-up truck.

I love Mathnasium because: I get to help kids every day gain success and confidence in math!

 

Dr. Audrey Urling, Senior Instructor 

Audrey has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and has taught at both Duke University and Alamance Community College.  A mother of two Eagle Scouts, she loves teaching and feels that no child should be held back by a fear of Mathematics.  She enjoys watching anime and reading, is interested in sustainability and renewable energy and has been an instructor with Mathnasium since April 2016.

Favorite number:  42  It IS the answer to the Ultimate Question, after all! (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Favorite Math Joke:  Why didn't the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel?  Because it had more cents!

Fun Fact:  I grew up in Pennsylvania. (both western and south-central)

I love Mathnasium because:  I love seeing students have that Eureka! moment when the confusion clears and is replaced by a smile!

  

Alina Cardwell, Instructor 

Alina is a student at Alamance Community College working towards an Associate in Arts degree.  She enjoys dance, theater, sketching pencil drawings and writing fiction.

Favorite number: 5

Favorite Math Joke: You should never argue with a 90o angle because it's always right!

Fun Fact:  I'm a green stripe in Karate.

In 5 years, I will be: graduated from college with my Master's Degree in English and working as a college professor.

I love Mathnasium because:  I love being able to interact with the students and see them improve as they start to truly understand math!

Meghna Mahadevan, Instructor

Meghna was born in Minneapolis, MN but raised in Elon, NC.  She attends Western Alamance High School.  After graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in economics.  In addition to her love of math, Meghna enjoys reading, writing, photography, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Number:  7

Favorite Math Joke: Plan: (P + L)(A + N) --> PA+PN+LA+LN....Your PLAN has been foiled!

Fun Fact:  I've been to India 7 times!

In 5 years, I will be: graduated from college and working in New York City

I love Mathnasium because: the students and instructors all form and become a part of this close-knit, supportive community!

 

Misbah Chhotani, Instructor

Misbah Chhotani is a recent Williams High School graduate. Misbah will attend Elon University beginning in the Fall of 2017, GO PHOENIX!!

Favorite number:  3

Favorite Math Joke:  An opinion without 3.14159 is just an onion!

Fun Fact:  I have 9 members in my family, so I love being around people!

In 5 years, I will be:  graduated from Elon University and beginning my career as a Physician Assistant.

I love Mathnasium because: I love watching students transition from hating and struggling with math to really understanding and enjoying it!

 

Ryan Williams, Junior Instructor

Ryan is a homschooled High School Senior who is born and raised in Alamance County.  He loves camping and spending time outdoors.  He plans to one day be a swordsmith.

Favorite Number:  99

Favorite Math Joke:  Why did 7 8 9?  Becasue 10 told him to!

Fun Fact:  I love to blacksmith in my forge.  I am also an Eagle Scout and have been involved with BSA for nearly a decade!

In 5 years, I will be: In a forge hammering on some very hot iron.

I love Mathnasium because:  I was once the student who was very shy and did not know much about Math.  I enjoy helping students overcome their math challenges just like I did!