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.
Maddy, Assistant Center Director
Maddy recently graduated from Baylor University with BBAs in Honors Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship, along with a minor in English. She has worked in a variety of capacities, from private nannying to assisting in a child-development studies center, homeschooling, tutoring chemistry and pre-algebra, receptionist positions, and marketing software management. Maddy is one of six children in the family, ranging in age from 7 to 24. With little brothers and sisters not far away in California, Maddy is passionate about children, learning, and setting little ones up for success.
Favorite Math Joke: Bob has 36 candy bars. He eats 29. What does Bob have now? “Diabetes. Bob has diabetes.”
Fun Facts: Maddy spends her mornings at school, and spends her free time hanging with roommates and laughing at her Wiener Dog, Pippa. She loves BBC, English accents, mysteries, and the occasional super-hero story.
Jessica, Assistant Center Director
Jessica is currently pursuing a degree in Chemistry from ASU. Prior to working at Mathnasium, she worked as an Instructional Assistant for a middle school math and science classes. She also worked as a long-term substitute for Biology and Chemistry high school class. She love working one on one with students and being able to witness the "Ah-ha" moment when difficult concepts makes sense. She has a small family, her parents and an older brother, but plenty of pets.
Favorite Math Joke: Parallel lines have so much in common... it's a shame they'll never meet.
Fun Facts: All together Jessica and her family has 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 snakes and 1 Betta fish named Phillip. She spends her free time constructing cosplay and props from her favorite movies and video games.
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.
Tanner is currently a student at Arizona State University pursuing degrees in Accoounting and Finance. Tanner is not new to Mathansium as he has worked as an instructor in Colorado. At Mathnasium, he is passionate about making kids feel great about their math abilities. If you ask most kids in school, math isn't their favorite subject, but at Mathnasium, he strives to make kids feel much better about their math knowledge. He is originally from Colorado and came to Arizona for school. In high school, sports were his favorite things to be part of. He played varsity baseball and golf. He was also the varsity manager for the woman's basketball team. He was part of the Calculus club and at the state competition, his group finished in 5th place.
Favorite Math Joke: Did you know that 3.14% of sailors are Pi Rates?
Fun Facts: I finished in 3rd place in the 4th grade spelling bee at my school. I have 32 pairs of shoes!
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!
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.
Maali is currently a business major student at Grand Canyon University. Alongside being a student, she has been a math tutor since high school. She is passionate about being an instructor at Mathnasium because it's an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students while teaching something she loves! While math is awesome, one of my biggest passions is art and photography which I do in my spare time.
Favorite Math Joke: Why do plants hate math? Because it gives them square roots.
Fun Facts: I was born in Mesa, Arizona but have lived in Puerto Rico, Florida and Colorado. I love anything chocolate, but dislike everything nutty. I have 2 dogs, a pug and a chug, and I wish I could have more.
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.
Kunal is currently a senior at BASIS Ahwatukee on track to graduate with high honors, and plans on majoring in Biomedical Engineering in college. He has tutored middle school students for the last 3 years as a peer mentor at school. He is passionate about being instructor because he has always loved math and enjoys helping others succeed and understand more about math.
Favorite Math Joke: The Romans didn’t find algebra challenging, because X was always 10
Fun Facts: Kunal is in the National Honors Society and Leadership Society at school. He has lived in six different states but is originally from Chicago, IL. He loves basketball and football.
Chris is currently a senior at Perry High School taking multivariable calculus and linear algebra. Chris would like to study Applied Math in college with a focus on biological systems. He is passionate about teaching math because he loves watching the gears turn inside a student's head as they discover something for the first time. Most of his time outside of school is spent playing soccer. Chris plays for the Scottsdale Blackhawks and the Perry soccer team.
Favorite Math Joke: What does the B in Benoit B Mandelbrot stand for? A: Benoit B Mandelbrot.
Fun Facts: I speak Spanish and I had webbed fingers as a kid.
Hailey is currently a senior at Campo Verde High School. She hopes to major in a clinical Psychology at NAU in the upcoming school year. She also participates in creative writing club, piano club and math club at school. She enjoys being an instructor because math has always been her favorite subject in school and she loves working with kids.
Favorite Math Joke: Dear Algebra, please stop asking us to find your X. She's not coming back. Don't ask me Y.
Fun Facts: Hailey was a competitve gymnast for 13 years, does her own henna tattoos, and collects postcards.
Rujuta is currently a senior at Basis high school and has taken math courses through AP calculus and graph theory. She has taught an art club and creative writing club to elementary kids. She strongly believes that teaching is one of the most rewarding experiences that exist - which is why she is passionate about Mathnasium! She plans to study neuroscience in college. She loves to read and write in her free time.
Favorite Math Joke: How do you stay warm in an empty room? Go to the corner, where it is always 90 degrees.
Fun Facts: Rujuta was born in a middle of a snowstorm.