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.
Paula, Assistant Center Director
I am a recent college graduate. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in International Studies from the University of South Florida in May of 2017. I was a member of the USF Honors College and graduated with Magna Cum Lade. I am originally from Curitiba, a city in the south of Brazil, where I spent most of my life. I went to high school in Brazil, where I attended a program which qualified me as a technician in small business administration in addition to covering the regular high school curriculum. I moved to the United States in 2014 to pursue my undergraduate education. During my time at USF I took Finite Math, College Algebra, Business Calculus, Calculus I and Business Statistics I and II. Economics is a major entirely based on math and logical thinking: it demands a strong knowledge and familiarity with algebra and calculus. I have grown to love math and the rationale behind it, which makes Mathnasium the perfect place for me! In addition to that, I have had tutoring experience working for the USF Athletics department, where I tutored athletes on Economics and Math related coursework, and for the INTO USF Tutoring center for almost two years. Outside of academics and work, I am very passionate about traveling, learning new languages (I speak 3 of them and always aspire to learn more!), spending time with my family and listening to music. I am very excited about getting the wonderful opportunity to work at Mathnasium because I love kids and I love teaching math! There is nothing more gratifying than watching students’ math skills improve and being the person who facilitates that!
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.
Currently I am studying chemical engineering at the University of South Florida. I have been working at Mathnasium since March 2017. My home town is Melbourne Beach FL, where I went to Melbourne High School and graduated from the IB program. At USF, I also take part in the Universities club rugby team. After graduating I plan on going to NYU medical school to become an ophthalmologist. I enjoy teaching at the Mathnasium center because helping children with their lower level math allows them to learn more in school about conceptual math instead of worrying about simple problems.
I am currently a freshman at the University of South Florida majoring in Pure Mathematics, while minoring in General Business Administration. I went to World Class Kiteboard Academy where I had the chance to not only travel around the world but also complete Calculus AB. I have always been passionate about math as I love finding the solution to different problems and see how they are used in our daily life. Apart from that, I enjoy going out the the beach, surfing, and most of all, traveling to see different cultures. The best part of teaching at Mathnasium is seeing children coming in to solve more and more complex problems.
I am a graduating senior at Plant High School, currently taking AP Calculus and I am president of the World Health and Treatment club. In addition I am in the National Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society, Science Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. I am enrolled at the University of Florida starting this fall, where I will major in biomedical engineering. I was born in Tallahassee but grew up in Tampa. When I'm not tutoring I enjoy reading and playing crossword puzzles and Soduku. Teaching at Mathnasium has been extremely gratifying because helping the kids understand the math gives them confidence and will play a role in their future academic success.
I am an upcoming senior at Tampa Prep and I will be in Honors Calculus. At school, I am in National Honor Society and a student run club called X-Out Cancer. Outside of work and school, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, as well as camping, fishing, going to the beach, and most of all traveling. During my free time, I also enjoy volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries. I have always wanted to help my friends with math because I wanted any excuse to solve more problems. I also knew I wanted to work with kids because for two summers I worked as a Junior Counselor at Camp Terrapin. I enjoy working at Mathnasium because I love watching kids become more confident and build their skills in math.
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 student at the University of South Florida and am majoring in chemical engineering. I am from South Korea but I went to Plant High School in Tampa. I have taken AP Statistics, AP Calculus BC (equivalent to Calculus 1 and 2), Calculus 3 and Differential Equations (which is like Calculus 4), which have helped me to teach from elementary to high school students. Outside of Mathnasium, I am the recruitment chair of the USF College of Engineering Student Ambassadors and a part of many engineering organizations, such as American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers - in which I am the volunteer chair. I love working at Mathnasium because it helps me to think about the different perspectives in teaching math, and I learn a lot from my coworkers and students.
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 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 am currently a sophomore at the University of Tampa majoring in nursing, and I have been working at Mathnasium since March of 2017. I grew up in Durango, a beautiful small town in southwest Colorado. I graduated from high school in May of 2015, and chose to come to Florida to leave the snow behind for warmth and the surrounding beaches. In addition to my high school math classes, I have recently succeeded in college algebra. Prior to working at Mathnasium I was a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Animas High School Mentors, an Assembly Leader, an Ambassador for my high school and a member of the President’s Leadership Fellows at the University of Tampa. In January of 2017 I completed my National Registry Exam of Emergency Medical Technicians, allowing me to work as an EMT. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake house, paddle boarding, dancing, and exploring the mountains in my hometown. I love that every day at Mathnasium is different, and the kids always manage to make me laugh. Nothing is more rewarding than to watch students understand and master something new every time I am able to work with them.
I am a mechanical engineering student at USF Tampa and I really love discovering how things in our world work. Even more than that I enjoy explaining the things I have learned to anyone who will listen to me ramble on. Any chance I get to teach someone something new and interesting, I take it. I have worked at Mathnasium since the summer of 2016 and have loved every day of it so far. Seeing children improve their skills in math and knowing I helped with that brings a ton of joy to my life. I feel as though by helping kids learn their math and teaching them how to approach the subject with more enthusiasm, I am helping to make them the ones who will grow up to change the world.
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.