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:
Anjali Gupta, Owner
Anjali holds a Bachelor's degree in Science with major as Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics and Post Graduate diploma in Computer Science. She has worked with Fortune 500 organizations for over a decade on technology projects, helped create marketing strategy and managed global projects. Anjali is a certified and active member of Project Management professional of Chicagoland Chapter and also holds Black Belt certification in Lean Sigma. As she summarizes her learning's: "Analytical skills developed by Math is THE KEY to success". Her appreciation to education and math in particular lured her to Mathnasium. The best part about Mathnasium method is its ability to teach math in a way that makes sense to children. Anjali is excited about helping children learn a skill which will serve them in subjects beyond math. Beyond the campuses of high school and college. Anjali and her husband, Sameer lives in Schaumburg and look forward to serving your family!
Amit Singh, Owner
Amit holds bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering from IT BHU, Varanasi, India and MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Northwestern University (Kellogg). He has extensive experience in IT and has played different roles including consultant, account manager, and sales director for top consulting companies including Infosys and Capgemini. Since childhood, Amit possessed a passion for Math and teaching. He has excellent knack and acumen in Math. He has teaching in his blood with his parents and grandparents all being educators and writers all of their lives. Apart from being a consultant, he has been a trainer for technology as well as soft skills, giving him exposure into teaching too. Amit lives in Schaumburg.
Aimee Freyer, Center Director
Aimee holds a Bachelor's degree in social work from Winona State University in Minnesota. She then discovered a passion for teaching and she earned a Master's degree in early childhood education from Roosevelt University in Schaumburg. With her teaching certification, she then taught in Los Angeles Unified School District. After five years of teaching, she became the Instructional Coach of Mathematics at her school. As a Math coach, she learned new perspectives and methods for teaching mathematics. She also trained teachers on implementing these methods. This training reinforced her belief that "Math is all about logic, so we need to teach students math in a way that it makes sense to them."
Since then, Aimee has returned to the Chicagoland area to be near her family and friends. She has been drawn to Mathnasium beacause it provides students with the instruction to meet their individual needs, filling in the gaps of their mathematical understanding so the Math WILL make sense to them. With confidence in their understanding of math, students have the ability to pursue any interests they have, now and in the future.
Sarmila Ghosh, Instructor
Sarmila holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science with major in Mathematics and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications. She was fortunate to have many great teachers who helped her understand and enjoy math during her early childhood.
She first discovered her passion for teaching math while still in middle school when she helped her younger sister understand her homework better. While in college, Sarmila tutored elementary school children and helped students advance to the next level. She has a passion for teaching inspired by her parents and close family members being educators themselves.
Sarmila recently moved to Illinois and has continued to work as a tutor in both private and agency settings. She was drawn to Mathnasium for its unique individualized instruction designed around students' strengths and weaknesses giving them as much time as they need to master the concepts.
Sarmila lives in Schaumburg, along with her husband and daughter.
Gabby Matranga, Instructor
Gabby has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from National Louis University. She has had experience in a wide range of grades where she has become accustomed to each grade's mathematical curriculum. She wants to help others with math because she feels everybody can learn math and with the right teaching can come to enjoy and understand the concepts.
She first became passionate about math in 3rd grade when transferring schools and picking up in a new math unit fairly quickly. Since then math has always come easily to her and it is her goal to help students to understand and enjoy math the same way she has. In high school, she helped her fellow classmates with homework in math class helping some of them pass the class. She has seen how some people struggle with math which is why she was attracted to Mathnasium. She has felt that no one needs to struggle with math and which is why she joined the Mathnasium team; to help students struggling with math conquer it.
Jocelyn Gillaspie, Instructor
Jocelyn graduated from Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English. She has spent the past four years gaining experience in a variety of classrooms with students of all ages. Jocelyn is currently working as a paraprofessional in Bloomingdale School District 13.
Jocelyn always liked math when she was in school and her experiences as an educator have only strengthened these feelings. Throughout her college experience, she has been excited to learn about the changes in the way math is being taught in schools and how much emphasis is put on students being able to explain their thinking. She believes that the shift from traditional algorithms to more number sense centered strategies are important for students to learn to love math! Jocelyn believes that Mathnasium has really taken these new strategies and run with them. She is excited to be a part of a team that can help show students that they CAN be successful at math.
Joe Hyland, Instructor
After 25 years of industry experience as a chemist, Joe decided to earn his teaching license. He is currently a substitute teacher in U-46 for any and all subjects, as well as a reporter for Examiner Publications.
During his experience in the field of chemistry, Joe became passionate about math . As he is passionate about science in general and chemistry in particular, so he is passionate about math since math is the language of any true science.
Joe really likes that the Mathnasium Method teaches students to do the math without calculators for the most part. He firmly believes that math is a skill that can be learned, and as with any skill, practice makes perfect.
Ryan Chaney, Instructor
Ryan became interested in math when he was a young kid, stemming from a natural affinity for numbers and puzzles. As he grew up, he found math interesting because it was closely connected to logic and problem-solving, which he has always believed are valuable skills for anyone to possess.
Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology in 2010 with a minor in Psychology from Cedarville University. He then decided to go into Education and received my Master’s of Education in 2014 from the University of Cincinnati. Ryan has previously helped others with math during 3 years of teaching math at the secondary level in a private school in Maryland and his current position as a teacher assistant at Schaumburg High School, where he primarily serves as a math tutor.
Ryan was attracted to Mathnasium because it seems like a good environment with good instructors whose main concern is to help students be the best that they can be. The Mathnasium Method is a good learning system because it encourages students to be proactive in their own learning and teaches them to take responsibility for themselves. It also has a good balance of instruction time with the instructors and time to work independently in a space that fosters critical thinking.