Mathnasium 962 US Highway 64, #15A, Apex NC 27523 (919) 465-3907   apex@mathnasium.com

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Our Team

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:

 

 

Carli Weatherhead, Center Owner/Director of Operations

Carli is a former business executive as well as a former Middle School teacher. She has been a part of the Mathnasium family since 2014 and loves helping kids build their confidence in math, make math make sense again, and provide help for parents struggling each night to help their kids with their homework. She loves the idea of helping kids get ahead and stay ahead; all while making math fun again! Especially for those students who were "bored" in math and needed a greater challenge. In her free time,        you will find her hanging out with family or visiting her son at college.

 


Angela Lee, Center Director

Angela graduated from NC State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After working as an Instructor here for over a year, she decided that she enjoyed helping students understand math and have fun while learning so much that she stayed on as the Center Director! She enjoys teaching calculus, playing video games, and crocheting dolls. She is always ready and excited to meet and help our students!

 

 


 

Ethan Smith,  Assistant Center Director

Ethan attended NC State university and majored in political science. He started working at Mathnasium as an instructor and quickly found that he really enjoys working in education and making the lives of our students better! He is now our Assistant Center Director and when he is not at Mathnasium you will find him rock climbing or enjoying the outdoors. 

 

 

 


 

Aniqa Khanom, Lead Instructor

Aniqa is currently a graduate student at North Carolina State University studying Computer Science and hopes to work in data science and data analytics one day. She was first interested in Mathematics when she researched Pythagoras for a school project. When she has free time, Aniqa likes to cycle, play guitar, and read.

 

 

 

 


Sarah Ebert, Lead Instructor

Sarah is a graduate student studying Nuclear Engineering at NC State University and the President of Women in Nuclear in Raleigh, NC. She specializes in higher level math and is also very interested in trigonometry and quantum physics. In the future, Sarah hopes to work in energy. She loves to tutor math because she wants to show students that even though math can be tricky, there's always an answer to the problem! When not tutoring, Sarah loves to read, run half-marathons with her dad, and is a lead singer in a rock band! 

 

 


Amanda Coronel, Instructor

 Amanda is a junior at Apex Friendship High School. Amanda has always enjoyed math and she is an instructor at Mathnasium because she loves to help and share her love of math with other students! Amanda is a drum major in her school's marching band and also plays the violin. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

 


Kenza Tekil, Instructor

 Kenza is a senior at Wake STEM Early College and dual enrolled at NC State. Kenza is an instructor at Mathnasium because Math has always been her favorite subject and she enjoys helping students learn and find the same joy in math that she does. Kenza plans on pursuing a degree in Computer Science in college, and in her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family.

 

 


Sreya Gnanavel, Instructor

 Sreya is currently a Senior at Green Level High School. She has experience tutoring thorugh programs at her local library and through the National Honor Society at her school. In the future, Sreya hopes to merge her love of math and science by studying biostatistics in college! In her free time, Sreya enjoys reading, drawing, and baking.

 

 


Aleena Kollu, Instructor

 Aleena is a sophomore at Apex Friendship High School in the Academy of Engineering. She is also one of the captains of her school's Science Olympiad team and also a part of Womean in Science and Engineering. She also plays the violin in an international youth orchestra. Meeting and engaging with students is Aleena's favorite part of being an Instructor at Mathnasium! Don't forget to come say hi when you are in the center!

 

 

  


Hailey Amass, Instructor

 Hailey is a second year in undergrad at NC State studying Accounting. The real world applications of math in finance really interests her, and she plans on working as a CPA in the future. In her free time, Hailey enjoys listening to music, reading, and creating new make up looks!

 


 

Sam O'Ferrell, Instructor

Sam is a student at NC State University studying Biology and hopes to pursue a career in biostatistics in the future. Sam has always been happy to help his classmates understand concepts and lesson in all of his math classes and loves to share his interest in math to our students too! In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and piano and exploring new music. 

 


Christopher Elchik, Instructor

 Chris is a senior at Apex Friendship High School and also dual-enrolled at Wake Tech to get a head start on his college courses. He hopes to study financial mathematics in college, and he is an Instructor at Mathnasium because Math is his favorite subject and he loves to help others also succeed in Math. Chris is an officer in his school's Math Honor Society and a part of it academic quiz team too! In his free time, Chris likes to mountain bike, goes for runs in his neighborhood, and play video games.  


Samantha St. Lawrence, Instructor

 Samantha is a junior at Apex Friendship High School and plans to study economics and politic science in college with a possible double major in applied math. Samantha is an instructor at Mathnasium because she enjoys showing students that math can be fun and accessible. In her free time, Samantha enjoys playing sand volleball and participating in speech and debate. 

 

 

 

 


Alexandra St. Lawrence, Instructor

 Alexandra is a senior at Apex Friendship High School and plans on pursuing a Chemical Engineering degree in college. Alexandra is also the co-president of her school's Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. She is an instructor at Mathnasium because she likes being able to help other students undertand and love math as much as she does, and she enjoys working with students of all ages! In her free time, Alexandra is a part of her school chorus, and she also enjoys playing video games!

 


Annie Wang, Instructor

Annie is a junior at Apex Friendship High School. Annie enjoys working with students, especially tutoring and helping them with math! In her free time, Annie loves to play tennis and to eat good food. 

 

 

 

 


Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer

Developer of Mathnasium Program, Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting student’s ability to “do” math, thereby increasing student’s math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculums ever produced for teaching math. While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, He is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students scenarios for guidance and advise. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.