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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:

Karen Uhlenbrauck, Lead Instructor

Born and raised in Michigan, Karen graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Secondary Education curriculum in 1989, having majored in mathematics and minored in history. She held teaching certificates from Michigan and Nebraska. Karen was a substitute teacher for 4 years, and for two years she was an instructor of basic reading, math, and computers for adults. In Nebraska, Karen taught high school math and history for 4 years. Returning to Michigan, Karen taught high school math from 2000 until 2013 at Spring Vale Academy in Owosso. 


CenterDirectorTowhid Islam, Owner & Center Director 

After graduation from Oakland University in Michigan, my career in Information Technology began as a programmer.  Over the years I worked in many industries like automotive, healthcare, public utilities, and media, as my career progressed to systems engineer, and culminating in management.  Often, when I trained people I used to be told that I should become a teacher since I can explain things to novices very well.

I stumbled upon Mathnasium while looking for a private math tutor for my then seven year old daughter who needed help with math.  We enrolled her at our local Mathnasium Learning Center, without any further research, as my child’s need was acute and I, without much time at hand.   Soon after my daughter began going to Mathnasium, I was surprised by the fact that my kid actually is eager to go to the center, as opposed to finding excuses not to go.  I was so taken by this fact that a kid willing wants to go to a place to learn, my interest in Mathnasium began to grow.

As they say, the rest is history, because today, I am a proud franchisee of Mathnasium.