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:
Suchita Desai, Owner and Center Director
Suchita strongly believes that a solid foundation in math is vital for today's children to succeed. She holds a Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. After a several years of research work, she decided to shift her focus to giving back to the community in a different way. She came across Mathnasium and fell in love with the program and what it has to offer students across all grades. She has always loved and excelled in math and now, through the Mathnasium method, enjoys helping kids learn to overcome their fear and love math. She currently resides in the Valley with her family and two wonderful kids. Suchita and the Mathnasium of Gilbert team are thrilled to bring their passion to Mathnasium, helping children succeed in math in a way that makes sense to them!
Favorite Math Joke: 3 out of 2 people have trouble with fractions.
Courtney, Lead Instructor/Learning Plan Manager
Courtney is an extreme Math enthusiast and believes that Mathematics is the key to describing all things beautiful. She recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Mathematics and has goals of obtaining her PhD in Applied Mathematics to eventually become a professor at university. She absolutely adores helping others understand Mathematics in a way that makes most sense to them. She believes that Math is about approaching problems from the right angle (as an ideal, not 90 degrees) based on individual thinking. With immense passion and enthusiasm, Courtney hopes to inspire students to believe in their own unique ability to understand and use math in a way that works for them.
Favorite Math Joke: Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip? To get to the other... um...
Fun Facts: Courtney has an extensive vinyl record and VHS tape collection! She also enjoys DJing, learning new things, and old houses. Her favorite food is burritos and she only does math in her special black pen. Hooray for Math!
Margaret is currently attending ASU in order to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. She hopes to attend Pharmacy school in 2 years. She has been an instructor with Mathnasium of Gilbert for over 2 years. She struggled with Math as a young child, attended Mathnasium of Gilbert for 4 years as a student and now enjoys helping other students over come their fear of Math and succeed! She has family overseas and enjoys travelling and visiting them in Italy and Germany.
Favorite Math Joke: Teacher: Why are you doing your multiplication on the floor? Student: You told me not to use tables.
Fun Facts: Margaret used to play hand bells in high school. She loves to travel and has been to Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Croatia, Sylvania and Switzerland. She definitely hopes to travel to more places.
Madison is a Mechanical Engineering student with minor in Manthematics at ASU. She has completed Math courses up to Calculus III, and is currently taking Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. Math is her favorite subject, and she enjoys having the opportunity to teach and inspire a love for Math in others.
Favorite Math Joke: I saw my math teacher with a piece of graph paper yesterday...I think he must be plotting something.
Fun Facts: Madison has made two 3D-printed prosthetic hands!
Kandyce is a 3rd year college student at Chandler Gilbert Community College majoring in Accounting. She has been an honors student during her college years. She has taken almost every math class offered at CGCC. She graduated from Campo Verde where she was in student council. She loves math and truly believes that anyone is capable to learn the subject and we all just learn at different places. She is excited to help and challenge those who are taking proactive steps to enhance their education. Knowledge and education are a gift that not everyone gets to receive and she is grateful that she is able to share it.
Favorite Math Joke: (p+l)(a+n) = pa+pn+la+ln. I just foiled your plan.
Fun Facts: I have swam next to a hammerhead shark. I love outdoors activities like hiking, quading, going to the lake and spending time in nature. I am the youngest of 3 brothers.
Brandon has earned BS in Mathematics from Arizona State University. He is passionate about being an instructor because he believes that each kid should love math. Difficulties in math make kids disproportionately dislike the subject, and it's disheartening to see kids struggle. I want to help! Brandon's immediate family consists of his mom, dad and a little sister - he has tutored her growing up.
Favorite Math Joke: What's the difference between a big circle and a small circle? -- a donut.
Fun Facts: I have a terrible sense of humor, but I love music and play piano and saxophone.
Jesse is an Engineering student at Arizona State University's Polutechnic Campus working on both his Bachelor's and Master's degree concurrently. His passion for math took off in his last year of high school thanks to two amazing teachers and since then has believed that the proper presentation is the only thing keeping people from kindling a joy for math of their own.
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Fun Facts: When not studying, he can be found gaming, toying with equations, or both!
Cindy has a BS degree in Mathematics and she is currently pursuing concurrent degrees from Mesa Community College and Grand Canyon University obtaining a RN degree, BSN degree, and MSN degree in Nursing Informatics. She plans to pursue a doctorate degree when the MSN is complete. She is passionate about mathematics and science and the future of STEM education as she has experienced employment directly utilizing that type of knowledge. One of the most rewarding things she has ever experienced is witnessing students having “break through moments” where clarity and confidence kicks in.
Delwyn is currently attending ASU to major in Electrical Engineering with both an undergraduate and graduate degrees. He started helping out students with Math during lunch at school and is now eccentric to tutor everyone with all sorts of Math problems and help foster positive growth and a love for Math.
Favorite Math Joke: "I'll do algebra, I'll do trig. and I'll do statistics, but graphing is where I draw the line!"
Fun Facts: Delwyn has been playing Clarinet in concert bands ever since 5th grade and now plays in the marching band for ASU.
Matt is currently working on pursuing Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from ASU. He is passionate about being an instructor because he himself has been where these kids have been, and that monment of having math click is one of the greatest feelings ever. Hopefully I can make these kids feel that too. He would like to either be a Mathematician or a college math professor.
Favorite Math Joke: The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are all derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, alegbra jokes are usually formulaic, and arithmatic jokes are pretty basic. But I guess the occasional statistics joke is an outlier.
Fun Facts: I am related to the guy who invented the Brannock Device (that think that measures your shoe size.
Cassidy is currently a Senior High School. She has been a private swim lessons instructor, nanny and a babysitter. She is passionate about being an instructor at Mathnasium because she loves math and thinks it is incredibly important to understand the concepts for overall growth.
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Fun Facts: Cassidy has two siblings, love learning and is planning to become a Nurse Practitioner. She plans to attend BYU.
Bria is currently a senior at Perry High School and has completed math courses up to college business math and calculus AP. She is passionate about math and loves sharing her love for math with others. Bria has been an assistant dance teacher to young students and also volunteers at senior living homes around the Valley. She hopes to attend Barrett Honors College at ASU and study Psychology.
Favorite Math Joke: Did you hear about the mathematician who's afraid of negative numbers? He will stop at nothing to avoid them.
Fun Facts: Bria has visited 47 of 50 states...but her favorite vacation places are Rocky Point, Mexico and Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.