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:
Shannon Danielson, Center Director/Owner
I graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, I worked for fifteen years in the engineering and technology industry. I have volunteered extensively in the local schools, working with students in reading and math. I have been married for 27 years and we have two sons, David, a sophomore at Davidson College, and Patrick a senior at Tampa Preparatory School. Sharing my passion for math and learning with the instructors and the students makes this one of the most rewarding jobs I have every had.
Greta, Assistant Center Director
I graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Marketing. After 10 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative, I had children and was blessed to be able to stay home with them. I became a substitute teacher in 2010 and worked at Mitchell and Dale Mabry exclusively. In 2013 I took a job as a Pre-K 4 teacher and loved teaching the children early math and literacy skills. I have been married for 23 years and have two middle school sons. I enjoy sailing, camping, reading and hanging out with my family.
Shana, Outreach Coordinator
I am a graduate of the The Ohio State University where I majored in Communications. After college, I worked for the San Francisco 49ers and then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the PR department. I have one son, who is currently a senior at Tampa Preparatory School. I enjoy working with the schools, educating people about the benefits of a strong math foundation. I love the beach and walking my Jack Russell, Olivia, down Bayshore in the mornings.
Mary Grace, Senior Instructor
I have been working at Mathnasium since January, 2014. I am originally from Kansas City (on the Kansas side), and I am currently a junior at The University of Tampa double majoring in Marine Science and Biology, with minors in both Chemistry and Environmental Science. In addition, I am on the UT varsity rowing team, a member of Delta Zeta sorority, secretary of TriBeta Biology Honors Society, and on many intramural sports teams including sand volleyball and soccer. In my free time I love singing, dancing, and doing anything outdoors such as hiking, scuba diving, and kayaking. I love math because solving equations is like solving a puzzle. I enjoy teaching at Mathnasium because there is no greater feeling than watching someone go from not understanding a topic at all, to eventually mastering it and becoming more and more confident in their math skills.
Ryan, Senior Instructor
I received my bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Tampa. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but moved to Florida to get away from the snow and cold. In my economics classes, I am applying the math that I teach at the center to real life scenarios. When I am not at school or at work, I am a huge baseball fan; my favorite team is my hometown Colorado Rockies, with the Tampa Bay Rays a close second.
I am a senior at H.B. Plant High School and will be part of the graduating class of 2017. I am a part of varsity track and cross county teams and VP of fundraising for the High Schools Against Cancer club of PHS. I am currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC and look forward to continuing my mathematic education in college. Furthermore, I am a military brat - having lived in 7 places, and I enjoy cooking.
I am currently a Senior at H.B. Plant High School, and have been tutoring since my induction into Beta Honor Society as a Sophomore; I became a Vice President of the Club this year. I decided to work here per the suggestion of my Pre-Calculus teacher (and my school’s Mu-Alpha-Theta sponsor) Mr. Marchant. He was an exceptional teacher who inspired me to hold a greater appreciation for Mathematics. I enjoy working here because staying Mathematically engaged is enjoyable and will leave me well prepared for college, where I plan on majoring in Mathematics. Additionally, and more importantly, I truly enjoy helping others learn, and hope to inspire the same love of the subject that Mr. Marchant did for me. I also enjoy playing chess and the cello.
My name is Kevin and I’m currently a senior at H.B. Plant High school. I plan to attend Florida State University in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in Economics. Outside of school and work I enjoy playing basketball, listening to music, and spending time with friends. It has been an honor to work alongside the best in brightest at Mathnasium. I am constantly learning new techniques to help teach the kids and help them reach their full potential as I strive to be the best instructor I can be.
I am a senior at Tampa Prep. I took AP Calculus AB last year and earned a 36 on the math section of the ACT. I am currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, and Advanced Calculus with Vector Analysis. I am President of Key Club and History Club, and I am also captain of the varsity track team. In addition, I am a senior mentor and peer counselor, as well as a member of the Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Cum Laude Honor Society. Outside of school and work, I love reading, spending time outside, and coaching track at my old middle school. I love working at Mathnasium because I really enjoy working with kids and helping their confidence and math skills improve.
I am a senior at Tampa Preparatory School and will be attending Duke University next year. I took AP Calculus AB last year and received a 5 on the AP exam. I've always loved math due to it's ability to challenge the learner, while also having a precise way to get to the answer. This year, I'm taking AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, and AP Economics. I am an active member of my school's Science Olympiad Team and Student Council, captain of my dive team, and president of X-Out Cancer Club. Outside of school, I spend a lot of my time volunteering at Trinity Cafè, a nonprofit organization which works to serve the homeless and less fortunate population of Tampa. At Mathnasium, I love learning more about each student as they grow in their math skills and as an individual. The complexity of each child's personality and mind is intriguing to me, and I love working with each student to figure out which method works the best for them.
I am a Senior at H.B. Plant High School. I currently play the clarinet in the Plant Marching Panthers and spend a lot of my time building robots for my robotics team. Math truly is my favorite subject by far because of how applicable and malleable it is. Math can be solved in many ways and does not require you to choose "the best answer" and I truly love that. Over the course of my time working at Mathnasium, I have learned many of the new methods of teaching and how to interact and teach your kids in the most effective means. I have been able to watch the kids grow in their abilities and hope to watch their growth continue day by day.
I am a senior Tampa Preparatory School in AP Calculus. At school, I am enrolled in the Global Studies program and am the vice president of Spanish club. I am also an Eagle Scout, having received the honor in September of 2015. I enjoy playing games of all sorts, watching movies, eating, and sleeping.
I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2012 and recently achieved a degree in software development. In high school, I absolutely loved participating in math competitions, especially the national level ones, because we had the chance to visit other states with our fellow classmates. Having first tutored students in mathematics back in high school for community service hours, I have over 10 years’ experience in tutoring this subject. I love working at Mathnasium because of the positive learning environment. The students are not the only ones benefiting from their experience here; the instructors feel privileged and honored to have been part of the students’ growth in mathematical comprehension and confidence in problem solving.