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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:

CenterDirectorJoshua Edgar, Center Director 

Josh is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Tuscaloosa. Prior to opening his Mathnasium center, Josh worked at Microsoft providing hardware and software solutions to private schools and businesses in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Marion Military Institute and is a Tuscaloosa native. Josh has a passion for community involvment and he spends his time in and out of work helping make a difference in the lives of those around him. Josh is enthusiastic about helping every child in the Tuscaloosa community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. He has taught and tutored children of all ages, and he is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community.

CenterDirectorGenelle Pernia, MD, Owner and Instructor

Genelle is the owner of Mathnasium of Tuscaloosa.  In addition to being a dedicated owner and instructor at the center, she also doubles as an emergency room physician at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS. Genelle's journey with Mathnasium began when she was looking for a way to enrich her son's math learning and found that nothing in Tuscaloosa quite fit the options for which she was looking. She decided to open her own Mathnasium franchise to help her son and other children in Tuscaloosa to realize their full potential. Genelle believes that a good education allows students to achieve their maximum potential in life, and since Mathnasium allows for kids to learn math in a unique and fun way, it’s a perfect match!

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