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Our Team

Chloe Mays, Center Director
Chloe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a minor in business from the University of Kansas. In college, Chloe taught lessons in a 3rd,7th, and geometry classroom setting. She enjoyed teaching in a way that got all of the students involved and interested in the material. For alpha delta pi at KU, she started a math tutoring program for any fellow sisters that were getting frustrated with math. In high school, Chloe tutored students in an after school program for middle school and had so much fun, she continued helping students as a hobby.

Being able to help students at a Mathnasium has been a dream come true. Learning and applying mathematic concepts should not be stressful and frustrating. Chloe enjoys being able to help students further their math skills in a positive and meaningful way! Chloe believes giving students their confidence back is key to their long term success in everything they do.
Matt Grossman, Instructor
Matt graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University. He also obtained his Texas teacher’s certification for grades 8th -12th Mathematics. Previously to working at the Mathnasium of Irving Matt was teaching Mathematics and Engineering at Uplift Hampton Preparatory in Dallas, TX. He taught courses in Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus. His goal was to maintain an engaging student oriented classroom and help his students work to their full potential. He is looking forward to doing the same with the students at Mathnasium of Irving.
Ariana Talaifar, Instructor
Ariana is a senior student at the University of North Texas working towards Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Spanish. She is currently working towards her dream of becoming a speech language pathologist. She has worked with over 100 students – both disabled and typically functioning – on a variety of mathematic skills and much more. Her favorite part of teaching is having the opportunity to watch students’ lives change before her very eyes. She loves getting to be part of a student’s “ah-hah” moment, and helping to break down difficult concepts for students into much more manageable and enjoyable ones. She first began tutoring her friends in math during middle school once variables were introduced, and has enjoyed helping fellow peers in a variety of subjects even through college since then from Biology to Chemistry to History to Mathematics. Her desire to help people has only grown since then and she is absolutely ecstatic to have the opportunity to continue to help students learn and shine at Mathnasium.
Jacob Adney, Instructor
Jacob is a senior at the University of Dallas, where he will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Jacob has maintained a 3.8 GPA going into his senior year of college and is the Vice President of the Pre-Health Society at UDallas. He was most recently selected to be a member of the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. Originally from Wyoming, he plans to return home after graduation to attend medical school. Throughout high school and college, Jacob has tutored students in Biology and Chemistry in official positions, and has also tutored informally in a variety of subjects. His appreciation for Math has helped him to succeed in his most difficult science classes as well as on standardized tests such as the ACT and MCAT. In his free time, Jacob enjoys weightlifting and playing the harp, which he began playing at age ten. Jacob is very excited to become an instructor at the Mathnasium center to help others appreciate and understand math more comprehensively and succeed in this most foundational aspect of education!
Garrett Inkster, Instructor
Garrett is a student at the University of North Texas working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. His goal in life is to be a design and testing engineer in the aeronautics field. Garrett's first experience with teaching was helping his four younger siblings with their math homework. Through teaching, Garrett hopes to meet a student at their current level, help them reach their full potential, and remove the phrase "I'm not a math person" from a student's vocabulary forever! Garrett's primary passions in life are music and mathematics. When he's not studying or teaching, Garrett can be found playing the bass, piano, guitar, or trumpet.
Nisha Ray, Instructor
Nisha is currently a senior at Trinity High School looking forward to graduating this spring and attending college in the fall. At Trinity, she is a top candidate in the rigorous International Baccalaureate program which strives to continuously challenge its students to become leaders in society. She is involved in several extracurricular activities including- Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Humanitarian Club and Junior World Affairs Council. Throughout middle school and high school she has been tutoring fellow students in math for preparation for the TAKS, EOC’s and final exams. Her love for math has even pushed her to take on a college level calculus course. Her goal in life is to become a Pediatrician and travel around the world to provide medical care to children in underdeveloped nations. She loves kids and is very excited to be given the opportunity of working with the amazing students at the Mathnasium of Irving!
Rachna Malhotra, Owner
Rachna decided to start a Mathnasium Learning Center in Irving where she currently lives because she loves Math and is passionate about teaching Math. Rachna’s love for Math can be traced back to a very early age when she excelled at the subject during her school years culminating in her topping the national level Math High School exam in India. Her family’s deep educational background – her father was the President of a premier Engineering University in India and her mother taught special needs children – in turn engrained the importance of quality education in her right from the beginning.

After earning a Bachelor’s of Economics from Delhi University and a Masters of Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, her first job was teaching Math, Economics and Financial Modeling to undergraduate students at a premier women’s college in New Delhi. After her husband and she moved to the US she chose a career of an Actuary that enabled her to leverage her strong passion for Math and use it in a business setting. During her 12 year career as an Actuarial Consultant for Deloitte Consulting, Rachna has specialized in Retirement Benefits Consulting and in the process helped several Fortune 1000 Clients reduce complexity and optimize their Pension and Benefit Plans.

Rachna is excited to bring Mathnasium to Irving. Our aim at the Center is to provide your child with a personalized approach that makes learning Math a fun and engaging experience. Whether your child is struggling in class or not being adequately challenged, we have something to offer you to enhance your Child’s learning experience. We would love to see your children reach their maximum potential and make sense of Math in their everyday lives.
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