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:
Martha Gagnon, Center Director
With a BS in Management Information Systems from NH College (now SNHU), Martha Gagnon set out on a 30 year career in the computer industry. Now Martha begins a new chapter with Mathnasium, bringing a background in Quality Assurance, as well as PC Training, Programming and Technical Support. Over the years, Martha has worked with children through school volunteer programs and coaching softball. In opening the first Mathnasium in New Hampshire, Martha hopes to help children in the area come to enjoy math as much as she does. Martha and her husband, Gary, live in Hooksett, where they raised two children, Philip and Andrea Gagnon.
Alicia Cozza, Lead Instructor
Alicia joins Mathnasium having several years of experience in tutoring students in mathematics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College with a dual major in Computer Science and Mathematics. Alicia has worked in the software quality assurance field, with an emphasis in the area of automated testing. Having used both of her majors from Oberlin in various positions, Alicia decided to pursue math education and completed work toward a master's degree at Tufts University in Teaching Mathematics. She is an avid practitionor of yoga and an animal lover, with lots of pets. Alicia lives on a horse farm and loves horseback riding.
Cassie Hayes, Instructor
Cassie Hayes is high school math teacher, certified by the State of New Hampshire. She teaches full time at Nashua High School North. Prior to joining the staff at Nashua North, Cassie taught at Manchester Memorial High School and Hillside Middle School. Her experience teaching all levels of algebra, geometry and other math courses makes Cassie a valuable contributor to the Mathnasium team. Cassie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a double major in education and mathematics, and earned a master's degree in education at SNHU. She grew up in Manchester and lives here with her husband, Corey, who is also a teacher. Cassie enjoys making a difference in the lives of students.
Lisa Parsons, Instructor
Lisa studied math at Clarkson University, where she earned a B.S. in computer science, and worked as a computer programmer before switching gears for a master's degree in social psychology at UNH. She studied under the director of the university's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and co-wrote a paper on teaching nontraditional students at campuses like UNH-Manchester. She went on to teach introductory classes, including statistics, to UNH students. In her spare time she likes to explore books, the outdoors, and exotic cacao varieties.
Michelle Kelly, Instructor
Michelle Kelly is a middle school math teacher, certified by the state of New Hampshire. She teaches 7th- and 8th-grade math at the Armand R. Dupont School in Allenstown, NH. Here she also enjoys working with students outside of the classroom as an advisor for student council and the score keeper for home basketball games. Michelle graduated summa cum laude from Plymouth State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Middle School Teacher Certification for 5th-8th grades. At Plymouth State University Michelle enjoyed her time playing on the field hockey and softball teams as well as being an active member of the mathematics club.
Greg Lane, Instructor
Greg is an indie game developer and programmer with years of tutoring and Teaching Assistant experience in math and related fields. He earned a dual B.Sc. in Computer Science and Game Development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating summa cum laude, while also assisting in teaching three computer science courses. Using his experience with programming and game design, Greg takes a practical approach to teaching math that answers the question "When will I ever need to know how to do this?", while also making math fun to learn. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, writing, the piano ... and playing games, of course!
Mike Elliott, Instructor
Michael is currently a senior at UNH Manchester working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a minor in Deaf Studies. Through an internship, Mike has worked on a quality assurance project at Agile Magnetics. He will graduate in the spring of 2016. Mike is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where he served in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine, Mike supervised the operation and maintenance of weapons systems and specialized equipment. In Afghanistan, he was personally responsible for over $1.5 million in weapons, ammunition and equipment with no deficiencies, losses or damages. Prior to joining Mathnasium, Mike had experience helping tutor students and soldiers in many subjects including math. He grew up and still lives in Manchester with his wife, Elissa. His hobbies include camping, hiking, drawing, and learning new languages.
Dylan Shubelka, Instructor
Dylan is a senior at Manchester Central High School. His math course for senior year will be AP Calculus. He enjoys math and science classes and hopes to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue a degree in aeronautical engineering. At Mathnasium, Dylan works with young students to develop their math facts by playing games like Mulitplication War and Fraction Pizza. Outside of school and work, he enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.