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:
Reggie Kellum, Mathnasium Owner
Reggie received his Bachelor's in Electrical engineering from Stanford University and his Master's from University of Arizona. For over 20 years, Reggie worked for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies performing state of the art integrated circuit designs. He also spent 8 years developing and delivering an instructional method and curriculum for helping teenagers and young adults to discover and define their future direction. In total he has spent over 20 years educating children in various capacities.
Reggie has dedicated his life to the development of young people. His personal mission statement reads, "Improve the Lives of Children". With his love of math, and passion for developing youth, Mathnasium is an ideal fit. Additionally, Reggie is also very passionate about addressing prevalent issues in our society. Reggie perceives math illiteracy to be a prevalent and significant problem in our country today. He finds Mathnasium to be an ideal vehicle for him to use to address this problem.
Reggie is very fortunate to have two wonderful children, Mallory, 18, and Bryce, 16, and a very supportive wife, Lynn. "We look forward to helping your child develop a joy for Math."
Winston Howe IV - Lead Instructor
At a young age Winston was recognized for having a natural ability with numbers, and he was immediately placed in advanced math classes. He progressed through these classes, and today Winston is a Mathematics major at Colorado State University. He has a strong desire to turn his love of math into a career. Since a young age, Winston was extensively engaged in math competitions such as Math Counts, American Invitational Mathematics Examination, and American Regions Mathematics League, often with very successful results. He has been a recipient of several math awards, including the 2009 Colorado Mathematics Award, and he was a two time representative of the Colorado American Regions Mathematics League team. Growing up in a golf family, Winston has competed in golf competitions since he was seven. He competed in golf tournaments through his senior year of high school and was a four-year varsity letterman. Today he helps local golf professionals with their junior golf clinics. He would like to play everyday! "The primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it." -- Aristotle
Rachel Platt - Instructor
Rachel is originally from Colorado Springs and is now a student at the University of Colorado pursuing a degree in computer science. Rachel enjoys studying computer science because it is challenging, and it allows her to exercise her problem solving skills and creativity. In her free time, Rachel enjoys doing art projects, spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying the Colorado sunshine.
Mikka Keegan- Admin. Assistant + Instructor
Mikka [Myka], a Fort Collins native, graduated from Colorado State University (Go Rams!) in 2015 with a Bachelor's in Business Management. She has loved math and numbers since she was little! She loves that in math there is always an answer, as opposed to an open-ended question that could be up for interpretation. Mathnasium started as a part-time job 3 years ago and has turned into a career. Improving the confidence and lives of the children is so fulfilling, and doing it by teaching math gives her pure happiness! Her favorite hobbies are country line-dancing, spending time with her family and cat Jersey, and binge watching Netflix.
London Shafer - Instructor
London graduated from Liberty Common High School in 2015, and is now pursuing a nursing degree at Front Range Community College. She hopes to become a traveling nurse and possibly specialize in disease control in third-world countries. She loves math and science, especially physics and pathology. She has a love for Spanish, and takes any opportunity she can to travel to Spanish-speaking countries. In her free time, she likes to snowboard, travel, hike, and paddleboard.