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:
Reed Brown, Owner
Reed has always loved math and enjoys helping kids learn to love math and how to use math in their daily lives. Reed earned a BS of Electrical Engineering degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration degree at Boise State University. Reed has spent over 25 years as a successful engineering and operations executive at Hewlett Packard, Quantum, and Iomega. In 2004, he decided to test his entrepreneurial skills and created Matchbin (now Radiate Media), a successful internet software company. Over the last 10 years, Reed has been active in the Utah technology community. As a member of the Governor's Technology Initiative Advisory Board for the State of Utah he has helped to grow funding for engineering programs at Utah Universities and Colleges. Reed and the Mathnasium Bountiful team is committed to helping children grow their interest and confidence in math and prepare them for a successful college education and career in technology, business, finance, medical, manufacturing, science, biology, or other fields that require strong math skills.
Callie Cadman, Center Director
Callie obtained a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Utah. As a student, she often found herself helping others with math and found a passion for teaching. Before starting at Mathnasium in August 2013, she spent 2 years working for Quality Youth Services helping youth obtain their GED, high school diploma, and high school credit needing for graduation. Callie is very enthusiastic about math and loves passing on her knowledge. In addition to math, Callie loves puppies, ice cream, and yarn.
Kassidy Shumway, Regional Director
Kassidy Shumway grew up in Bountiful, Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011. While at BYU, Kassidy earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering, was a TA in the math department, and also found time to be an All-American and a team captain and member of the BYU Women's Soccer Team. Kassidy has many years of experience coaching children of all ages in soccer. She has been helping students at Mathnasium since January 2013. Kassidy and her husband have two kids and two active dogs
Derek Hussain, Instructor
Derek is a Layton local and recent graduate of Layton High School. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering at the Univeristy of Utah. Derek loves math, reading, and working with others. He finds it very enriching to work with students to learn new concepts and practice skills.
Veronica De Leon, Lead Instructor
Veronica is a native of the Los Angeles area who recently moved to Salt Lake City and obtained a job with the Department of Workforce Services, managing a caseload of approximately 200 cases, helping them obtain government benefits such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Financial Assistance. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and was the Salutatorian for her high school graduating class. She has worked at Partnerships to Uplift Communities, as an Assessment Specialist assisting teachers and principals with their jobs and also as a Data Analyst Manager. She is fluent in Spanish.
Jonathan Soderquist, Instructor
Jonathan is a junior at Northridge High School. Math has always been his favorite subject in school. He also enjoys music, country swing dancing, and programming. He enjoys helping others understand math and the practical ways it can be used in their lives.
Keri Pittard, Instructor
Keri's love for math and science began at a young age. She used to love to count her grandmother's pot of spare change every time she went to visit, do long multiplication problems in the yard just for fun, and once she even counted the reflector poles on the side of the freeway on a long road trip--over two thousand! She has bachelor's degrees in civil engineering and math education, and worked for 4 years as an engineer in missile development before taking time off to raise a family. Four of her five sons were born in Southern Arizona, where she and her husband lived for 12 years before moving to Utah. Her husband is also an engineer, and they met in a college calculus class. He even proposed to her using a cleverly romantic double integral. Yes, math can be both fun AND romantic!
Keri believes that being good at something does not necessarily make you good at teaching it, especially when it comes to math. Often people who are really good at math can't see why someone just doesn't get it, and lose their patience. Keri has researched and practiced many mathematical teaching methods and helped hundreds of math students at all levels. She likes the way the Mathnasium teaching principles fit in with what she has learned from her own experience.
Ben Shaner, Instructor
Ben is a graduate of Davis High School, and will be studying at the University of Utah in the spring semester. He enjoys this opportunity that he has to help others understand math and loves to serve in any other way he can. His dream is to some day be a doctor. He loves everything outdoors, learning, science, soccer, volleyball, learning languages and yes, math.
Samantha Tilley, Instructor
Sam is a student at Utah Valley University and working towards a bachelor degree in biochemistry. She loves math and science, and hopes to go to medical school in the future. She loves to play volleyball, go dancing, shop, and go to the gym. Sam loves learning, and spending time with friends.
Ed Jun, Instructor
Ed is a graduate of NUAMES High School, and will be attending the University of Utah in the upcoming fall to study Mechanical Engineering. He loves math along with watching everything on Netflix. He also loves playing basketball, skiing, and snowboarding.
Benjamin Robison, Instructor
Ben is a student at Western Governors University studying to be a high school Physics teacher. He loves math and loves seing how math is applied in everyday life. He has a passion for helping others love math and science. Ben has a two year old daughter and a son on the way. Ben loves anything outdoors especially camping in the mountains.
Cami Mecham, Instructor
Cami is a graduate of Weber High School and is now a student at Brigham Young University studying to be a high school mathematics teacher. She likes playing video games, playing the piano, singing, dancing, and she's learning how to knit. She loves playing with her nephew and hanging out with her friends.
Hannah Elder, Instructor
Hannah is a graduate of Northridge High School and is currently working towards her bachelor degree in accounting from Grove City College. She has loved math since middle school and credits that to great teachers who were both encouraging and strict. She also plays guitar, sews, and loves the great outdoors.