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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:

Jeff and Linda Hussong, Owners

      My name is Linda Hussong, and I am excited about being back in the Huntsville, Madison Alabama area. Jeff and I knew we wanted to retire here closer to our daughter Melissa and her family. Having a grandchild certainly changes your perspective on life. 

     Buying Mathnasium was the best decision we have made and we are both very happy to be working with these amazing instructors and helping to maximize our students Math performance through the proven Mathnasium programs and methods of instruction.

     I have worked most of my life in Sales and Marketing, but teaching children has always been a love of mine. Being able to help these students move forward with their math understanding and watch them grow more and more confident is truly wonderful.

     Jeff has held many senior executive level financial and operating positions within multiple industries as well as provides consultation on Acquisitions and Integrations.

 

 

 

Lead Instructor

 Bill McCorkle

     Bill is Mathnasium's lead instructor, ensuring all the other instructors are on top of their game and all the kids are getting the care that they need. Bill obtained a BS in Math with a minor in Physics from Athens University, followed by a Masters of Education in Math from Alabama A&M University. He is part of the Upward Bound Program at Albama A&M and has taught at Lee High School, Huntsville City Schools, Gadsden City High School, and Gadsden City Schools.

 

 

Instructors

Michael Burleson

     Michael is a physics major at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Since youth, he has had a passion for math and science, as well as education. In high school, Michael worked as a private tutor and an audio and video installer for Residential Technologies Inc. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing video games and guitar, as well as writing novels and short stories.

 

 Steven Ehlert

     Steven is an Astronomer in NASA's Meteroid Environment Office located at Marshall Space Flight Center. He has a PhD in Physics from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral associate at MIT.  His primary work as a PhD student and postdoc was focused on the interactions between galaxies, supermassive black holes, and the largest scale structures in the Universe using X-Ray and Optical Telescopes.

     It was as a PhD student that he discovered a love of teaching as well as the impact that dedicated instructors could have on their students. He was able to see firsthand how new teaching methods were able to help students understand challenging concepts. The desire to continue finding a way to teach students was what brought him to join the Mathnasium Team.

 

Allison Heng 

Allyson's passion for medicine, program managment, and professional and personal development. She will be attending Medical School soon and is excited to pursuing a carrer in medicine. 

She has obtained her B.S. in Biomemedical Science with Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. 

Some of her notable experince includes: President of Alpha Epsilon Delta Health Pre-Professional Honor Society, Tutor and ACT Coordinator for Wilmer Hall Children's Home, Webmaster and Scholarship Committe Chair for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and Health Advocate and Stratigic Planning Committe for Mobile Project Homeless Connect. 

Ally loves working children and has been a huge assest to our staff at Mathnasium of Madison. 

 
 

Jeremy Raper

Jeremy Raper Staff Photo

     Jeremy Raper is a Physics and Engineering teacher at Bob Jones High School and possesses a BS in Physics from the University of Louisville, KY in 1993. He went on to complete an MS in Physics (Astrophysics emphasis) from U of L in 1995.

     Jeremy came to Huntsville to work on his PhD in Physics (shifted to Optical Science Engineering), during which he met and married his wife and began teaching at Bob Jones High School after receiving a Secondary Education Certificate. As a science teacher he has taught Physical Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics, and Robotics, as well as filled-in on occasion in the Math Department. As a Career Tech Teacher he has taught Principles of Engineering, Advanced Engineering Design, and Engineering Internship.

     Jeremy worked at NASA before teaching as a computer programmer for the Cassini project in the greatest programming language of all time, FORTRAN 77. This was the group responsible for the software program that ran the Cassini Satellite.

     Jeremy and his wife have three daughters (with one dog and one turtle). His children attend Providence Classical School, wherein which his wife teaches First Grade. They are members of Southside Baptist Church and also attend Summit Crossing Church. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys playing video and board games, spending time with his family, maintaining a vegetable garden, and coaching/refereeing soccer (and on occassion basketball and volleyball).

 

David Appleberry

David Appleberry is a student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, studying Chemical Engineering with Honors. He is a National Merit Finalist and an Eagle Scout. David has enjoyed math throughout his life; more recently, he has also discovered the joy of teaching others, a notable example of which was working with another motivated student his senior year of high school to design and administer large parts of the curriculum of one of the only high school level electronics courses in North Alabama. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, the outdoors, writing, and playing video games. 

 

Kayla Echols

Kayla sums of her feelings about math education wonderfully.  " It is my personal and profession belief that we must teach children how to think, not what to think. Helping students to learn how to think through a mathmetics problem in a way that is natural to them is how I do my part to help them sharen their critical thinking skills and beceome overall learners. At the end of the day this is my passion. 

Kayla has earned her B.S. in Mathmatics, Summa Cum Laude at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA. She also has her Ancillary Teaching Ceritfication from Mathmatics for Professionals, East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Kayla's expereince includes: Belaire High School Algebra Instructor, Tech Louisiana Teachers Aid, Spelman College Mathmatics Tutor, and Spelman College Research Initative for Scientific Enhancement. 

Kayla truly has a heart for teaching and helping young people realize their potential. We are honored here at Mathnasium to have her on our team. 

 

Teresa Echols

Teresa studied 4 year of Mathmatics at Birmingham Southern and has plans to become a chiropractor.

She has her B.S. in Mathmatics from Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, AL and is currently studying Massage Therapy at Virgina College in HUntsville. She tutored Statistics and Calculus during her time at Birmingham Southern Collge and now continues tutoring at Virginal College.

"I love helping kids! This method of teaching builds confidence and independence in learning Mathmatics. Mathnasium makes learning fun!"

Teresa's hobbies include: Drawing, playing basketball and spending time with family. 

Fun Fact: Teresa coached college Basketball while attending Birmingham Southern College. 

 

Harrison Klutts

Harrison is currently a senior at Sparkman High School. We first met Harrison when he came in to take our ACT program courses. He expressed an interest in working here at Mathnasium of Madison and scored so high on our pre-employment test that we felt confident in offering him a possition with us as an instructor. 

Harrison has plans to go on to college and get his degree in Aerospace Engineering. 

We here at Mathnasium are looking forward to being part of this young mans education and watching him grow into the womderful man we all know he will become. 

Harrison really enjoys working with our younger students and the LOVE him too!

Fun Fact: Harrison has two younger sisters that are both students here at Mathnasium. We are honored to be a part of this wonderful family.