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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:

Owner/Center DirectorPeter Abrams, Owner/Center Director

 

Peter Abrams has been a Queen's resident for his entire life, he grew up in Flushing, graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Accounting, moved to Bayside and he continues to reside there. Peter began a distinguished accounting and auditing career at several large firms; then in 1999, he was selected for the position of CFO at Devon Architects, where he handled all aspects of the operation.

 Peter has always had a keen interest in math and an appreciation of the way mathematics affected everyday life. He developed many different methods to figure out how to answer problems using logic and problem solving skills. Though successful in his accounting and managerial positions, he felt that he had a different calling; one that included his interests, passion and talents. He found Mathnasium and quickly realized that he could have a positive impact on many children by introducing them to the Mathnasium Method and they too would become interested and passionate about mathematics.

Peter continues to teach math to children in a way that makes sense to them, encouraging them to build Number Sense, and helping them develop the skills and confidence they'll need to succeed in the future in a fun, wholesome and nurturing environment.

 

 Marc, Assistant Center Director

Education: Marc graduated from Hofstra University in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Art's Degree in Secondary Education and History.  He graduated with his teaching certification in Social Studies, grades 7-12.  He is now taking graduate courses at Hofstra to receive his special education certification and his 5th/6th grade teaching certification.

Teaching Experience: Marc has taught at Mathnasium since August 2013.  He became a certified teacher in January 2016.  Since then, he has served as a substitute teacher in several districts.  Marc has taught in schools at every level (elementary, middle, and high school).

Hobbies: Marc is an Islanders fan and a Yankees fan.  He attends baseball games whenever he gets a chance during the summer - even Mets games.  Marc works as a little league baseball umpire during the summer.

Favorite Math Joke: Parallel lines have so much in common.  It's a shame they'll never meet.

 

Jensine, Instructor

Education:  Jensine graduated with a degree in math from Gordon College.  She is currently attending Queens College, and she is student teaching this semester (Spring 2017) so that she can become a certified teacher.  She hopes to receive her Master's Degree in math education.

Teaching Experience: Jensine has worked at Mathnasium since 2014.  She is student teaching this semester in middle and high school settings.

Hobbies: Jensine likes to play the piano in her spare time.  She sometimes plays the piano for her church.  She also enjoys reading and watching the news and basketball.

Favorite Math Joke: Why do mathematicians like parks?  Because of all the natural logs.

 

 Aunti, Instructor

Education: Aunti is currently attending Hunter College, and she is majoring in math.

Teaching Experience: Aunti has worked at Mathnasium since the middle of 2015.  She also served as a volunteer SAT tutor for NYCares.

Hobbies: Aunti enjoys reading and going to museums.  She also likes playing board games with family and friends.

Favorite Math Joke: How do you make seven even?  Take the "s" out.

 

Elizabeth, Instructor

Education:  Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Sociology with a minor in Education.  She attended SUNY Binghamton.  She has also taken graduate courses at Adelphi University.

Teaching Experience: Elizabeth has 3 years of teaching experience at Mathnasium.  She also taught Graduate level courses in statistics & education at the Pennsylvania State University.

Hobbies: Elizabeth enjoys volunteering with individuals with autism. During her free time, she binges watches TV shows.  She also likes seeing Broadway shows and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Math Joke:  Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach?  Because it was over 90 degrees.


 

 Billy, Instructor

Education: Billy attended Queens College.

Teaching Experience: Billy has worked at Mathnasium since Septmeber of 2015.  Billy also tutored for the SAT at "Let's Get Ready" college preparation at Queens College for two summers.

Hobbies: Billy enjoys investing in the stock market, exercising in the gym, and reading short stories.

Favorite Math Joke: The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are all derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are usually formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are pretty basic.  But the occasional statistics joke is an outlier. 


 Shabina, Instructor

Education: Shabina received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Queens College.  She served as a teacher's assistant in an undergraduate social statistics class.  She will soon be applying to graduate schools to get her master's degree.

Teaching Experience: Shabina has worked at Mathnasium since September of 2015.  She previously tutored English to 3rd graders at P.S. 33 through a volunteer organization called New York Cares.  Shabina also served as a TA for an undergraduate social statistics class.

Hobbies: Shabina enjoys singing, and is part of a music group that sings at Hindu prayers on weekends.

Favorite Math Joke: Why is a math book always unhappy?  Because it has lots of problems.


 Fabiha, Instructor

Education: Fabiha is currently attending Hofstra University, and expects to graduate in 2019.  She hopes to receive her Bachelors of Science in Math with a concentration in chemistry.

Teaching Experience: Fabiha has been working at Mathnasium since May of 2016.

Hobbies: Fabiha enjoys having out with friends and trying out new coffee shops.  Her favorite is French Workshop.

Favorite Math Joke: Why is 6 afraid of 7?  Because 7 8 9.


Allen, Instructor

Education: Allen attended Stony Brook University and graduated with his Bachelor's Degree.  He has taken courses in many math topics, including Calculus 1 through 4, statistics, financial mathematics, and numerical analysis.

Teaching Experience: Allen has worked at Mathnasium since September 2016.  He served as a TA for a molecular science class and for an organic chemistry class.  He tutored high school math privately for one year prior to working at Mathnasium.

Hobbies: Allen watches Netflix and plays video games in his spare time.  He also enjoys playing basketball with his friends.

Favorite Math Joke: Why did the mutually exclusive events break up?  They had nothing in common.


 Mike, Instructor

Education: Mike attended Binghamton University and graduated with his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mathematics.  He is currently studying secondary math education at Hofstra University with the intention of becoming a teacher.

Teaching Experience: Mike has taught and observed in different schools throughout his studies at Hofstra.  He also served as a group leader/counselor at Crestwood Country Day for 3 summers.

Hobbies: Mike enjoys various sports, including football, basketball, and ultimate frisbee.  He plays video games (mainly computer games).  Mike also enjoys learning about math - he finds that there are always fun new things for him to learn about!

Favorite Math Joke: Two random variables were talking in a bar.  They thought they were being discrete but I heard their chatter continuously.