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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:

Center DirectorSima Ekhtiari, Center Director

Sima graduated from the Mercer University School of Medicine with a Master of Public Health degree. During the Public Health program, Sima developed materials educating youth in the Macon area on making healthy food selections through the use of mass media.

Sima opened Mathnasium because of its innovative approach to teach mathematics to youth. This correlation to her experience at Mercer University and a natural affinity math attracted her to this business. Before she came to the United Stated she has been an instructor at a medical school and assistant principal of a primary school in her native country.

Sima is married with two children and lives in Macon, Georgia.


InstructorSheila Hundley, Instructor

Sheila graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a Masters in Education. She has Georgia certification in early childhood education, middle grades, and as a reading specialist. Sheila taught math in public schools and private schools in Macon, Atlanta, and Maryland. Her teaching experiences have included elementary, post-secondary, and middle school grades with a strong emphasis in mathematics.

In addition to her love of teaching math, Sheila enjoys cooking and traveling. She lives in Macon with her husband.

InstructorHeather Ness, Instructor

Heather graduated from Middle Georgia State College with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and is pursuing a master's degree in clinical psychology from Clayton State University. She has lived in Warner Robins for the past six years and now lives in Macon. She enjoys working with youths, and her career goal is to open up a holistic counseling center for adolescents.

Heather home schooled in Pennsylvania from kindergarten through high school ans she enjoys learning all subjects, including math, and is excited to work with students at Mathnasium.

 

Instructor

Dushan Aththidiyavidana, Instructor

Dushan graduated from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka with a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He is currently reading for his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has spent nearly 10 years in information technology field as a programmer and project manager.

Dushan moved to Macon with his wife in 2012. He enjoys traveling, bird watching, listening to music, and photographing.


Joshua Reitnauer, Instructor

 Joshua graduated from Macon State College with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. He is currently searching for full time employment in a science or business field. He has lived in Macon since 2001, and was home-schooled from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Joshua has also played the piano/keyboard for 19 years and enjoys playing and composing music.