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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:

  

Ashley White, Director of Operations

Ashley White, Director of Operations for Mathnasium Anthem and Stetson Hills, holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Public Relations as well as a Master's degree in Leadership. She comes to Mathnasium with a robust background in Marketing and specializes in community engagement. She believes that helping kids find their confidence is world changing and she brings that passion to work everyday. When she isn't working, she is busy chasing her toddler and doing her best to keep up! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Center Director Chelsea Soriano, Assistant Center Director

Chelsea is a graduate from California State University Dominguez Hills. She was awarded a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Chelsea has worked at Mathnasium Centers in California for over three years and has now moved to Phoenix AZ. Chelsea has also worked as an AVID tutor with the ABC Unified School District for over four years. In her free time, Chelsea loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys watching baseball and hopes to visit every stadium at least once.

 

 

 

  

 

 

ED Scott, Instructor 

Ed is a Certified Mathnasium Instructor and a 17-year Anthem resident. After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Mathematics, Ed spent 35 years in the computer industry working for five computer companies in a variety of jobs ranging from computer programmer to Vice President of Software Development at two startups, and then as Chief Architect on the NCR/Teradata project to build the world’s largest computer. Since retiring in Anthem, Ed continues his love for math by helping young people gain confidence conquering their math challenges.

 
  

 

  Douglas Sarsany, Instructor

 Doug has a BA in Economics from DePauw University and a Masters in Finance from The University of Chicago School of Business.  While not tutoring at Mathnasium, Doug uses probabilities to trade financial derivative products.  Doug and his family recently moved to Anthem from Costa Rica.  

 

 

  

 

 

Braden Parker, Instructor

Braden has lived in Anthem for almost his entire life. Before working at Mathnasium, he started his own private tutoring service while attending Boulder Creek High School. He has experience tutoring in various fields, such as Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. As such, he specializes in teaching the more advanced levels at the center with the middle and high school students. He has a passion for physics and loves to show students how math applies to the real world. While not tutoring, he takes online university courses and enjoys reading, playing video games, and collecting vinyls.

                        

                      

Christy Lum-Naihe, Instructor 

Christy received a Bachelors in Mathematics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has tutored children & adults of all ages in math subjects ranging from elementary-level up to multi-variable Calculus & Abstract Algebra. When Christy is not showing kids how awesome math is, she is showing kids how groovy soccer is by coaching youth soccer throughout the valley. Christy says, "the best thing about working with kids is that while I am instructing them through some concept, whether it's soccer, math, or character development, I have an opportunity to learn from them. Their views are hilarious, almost always logically sound, and interacting with them keeps me young!"

 

 

 

 Patrick Procter, Jr., Instructor

Patrick is a junior attending Boulder Creek High School. He has completed math through Precalculus and will be beginning Calculus AB. Looking to the future, Patrick wants to go to college for Biomedical Engineering. In his words, “it allows me to change the world for the better while continuing my enjoyment of math.” In his free time, Patrick plays violin and practices Krav Maga through the week

 

 

 

 

 

Rishi Misra, Instructor

Rishi is a junior at Mountain Ridge High School and has completed all the math courses till Calculus AB. After graduating, he plans to pursue his interest in math by majoring in Biomedical Engineering. His interest in math has made him appreciate the logical nature and he wants to help those who need a little bit of help. In his free time, Rishi likes to go on runs, play video games, and spend time with friends and family.

 

 

 

 

 

Amay Shah, Instructor

     Amay Shah is a junior at Mountain Ridge High School. Amay has completed AP Calculus AB and will be completing AP Calculus BC this school year. He  am currently involved with the Future Physicians of America at school and he volunteers at Honor Health Deer Valley Medical Center, hoping to pursue a career in medicine. During my spare time, I enjoy biking, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends and family.  

 

Avalon McLeod, Instructor

Avalon is a senior at Cactus Shadows High School and has completed all math courses upto Calculus AB. Avalon plans to attend University of Arizona in Tucson in Biomedical Engineering. She loves math because she appreciates the challenge of problem solving and enjoy sharing her experince with those who need a little hwlp. In her free time, she delights in being outdoors, photography, painting and spending time with family. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Shivani Vaidya, Instructor 
Shivani is a Senior at Mountain Ridge High School. She completed the KUMON Math Program to the calculus level when she was 12 years old, and is currently enrolled in AP Calculus AB at her school. She loves helping kids and has been working with them for a long time. whether it's volunteering at a summer camp or babysitting for her neighbors. She is the FBLA President for her school, and hopes to pursue that passion to find a career in Business. In her spare time, she loves to dance and watch basketball.