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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:

Miss Denise, Owner

Denise is the owner of four Mathnasiums in the Raleigh region: Mathnasium of Cary, Mathnasium of Brier Creek, Mathnasium of Wakefield, and Mathnasium of Lead Mine. These award winning centers have been helping students across the greater Raleigh area develop the thinking skills and confidence they need to succeed in their math classes for over 7 years. Denise's passion for improving students' confidence in mathematics is apparent. After spending 20 years at AT&T Bell Labs and Cisco systems, she embarked on a new journey with Mathnasium to fulfill her desire to give back to the community. Under her directorship, each of her four Mathnasium locations have truly become award-winning math learning centers in the area.  

Miss Dee, Center Director

In order to teach our students to be next generation leaders in STEM fields we thought it was important to bring in a leader that not only had experience teaching but understood advanced applications of mathematics.  Fortunately for our center,  Ms. Dee agreed to be our fearless leader and relocated from Pennsylvania to the Raleigh area to take on the role of Lead Director at the Cary Mathnasium in early 2015. Ms. Dee has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University.  She has also raised a child of her own that works in environmental engineering and understands the importance of having support services for our children.  Ms Dee is known for her dedication to our students, customers service and attention to detail.   Over the past several years, Dee has become very familiar with the NC standards, common core and the practices of our local public and private schools.  To our current and past customers, it is well known that Dee works tirelessly to ensure that our students work plans reflect their goals and that the center meets and exceeds the expectations of our families.  

  

Ms. Emily, Instructor

Emily is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at North Carolina State University and previously attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She has earned recognition in middle and high school math competitions through organizations such as MATHCOUNTS and the American Mathematics Competition. Emily has previously tutored students from middle school math through college maths. She enjoys helping students to gain confidence in their problem solving abilities and hopes to make math more fun for them.

 

Miss Erica, Lead Instructor

Erica graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education. Upon graduation, Erica spent 5 years teaching high school math in Laurinburg, North Carolina. She has taught many levels of math including Algebra 1, Math 1, Math 2 (honors), Math 3 (honors), Technical Math 1, Technical Math 2, and Discrete Math. While working at Mathnasium, Erica wants to assist students with their math skills in a way that they will understand it better. She hopes to help students become more comfortable and confident in their math courses, as well as develop an appreciation for math. Some of Erica's hobbies include geocaching, disc golf, sporting events, and concerts.

 

Mr. Alan, Instructor

Alan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. He has experience tutoring high school peers along with middle school students while a high school student. While working at Mathnasium, Alan aspires to help students appreciate and understand different forms of mathematics and see the need for it in everyday life. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching movies, making music, and trying new foods and restaurants.

 

Mr. Alex, Instructor 

Alex is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at NC State University. He has experience tutoring math through volunteering at a local elementary school throughout his high school years and also through the National Honor Society programs. While working at Mathnasium, Alex hopes to bring more young students to a better understanding of mathematics, not only to better their education in school but to also allow them to see math as an integral part of every day life. Outside of work he enjoys working on woodworking projects, experimenting with computer aided manufacturing and design, and playing the cello.

 

Mr. Chad, Instructor

As a junior Math major at NC State, Chad Craig was the first instructor hired by Denise to work at the Cary center.  Chad immediately fell in love with job and by the time Chad graduated in May 2009, he had been promoted to be Denise's first Center Director and had helped her open several additional Mathnasiums in the Triangle area. Under Chad's leadership, Denise's centers saw incredible results in their students' ability to meet their goals including increases in EOG scores, increases in the number of students be tagged for Gifted programs, Single Subject Acceleration in Math classes and acceptances into local private schools. While working full time as a Director, Chad achieved the level of "Master Certified Director", which is Mathnasium's highest level of achievement for their instructors and Directors.  In addition, Chad lead her centers to be nominated for Center of the year several times. In 2013, Chad decided to go back to school to follow his life time passion to work as an aeronautical engineer and has since started working full time in the aviation industry.  In the spring of 2017, after moving back to the triangle area, Chad agreed to work part time to help provide coaching to our staff and educational direction for our students.  We are thrilled to Have Chad back and we are sure your children will benefit from his positive energy and years of experience as a math coach!