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We are OPEN for both In-Center and Online instruction. Call today 763-269-6969!

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:

   Garth Andersen, Center Director

Garth grew up in Minneapolis, MN, where he attended Minneapolis South High School. He received his B.S. in Math Education from the University of Minnesota, and his MBA in Leadership from Walden University. Garth loves his family, math, and all things baseball, from card collecting, to history & statistics. He loves Mathnasium and believes every child needs to be successful in math to survive in the world. He loves to see the light bulb go on during the "get it" moment for a child. Garth also taught math at Park Center High School and Westwood Middle School. A little-known fact: Garth was the Center Director of the initial Mathnasium of Maple Grove located behind McDonalds on Maple Grove Parkway that closed under different leadership


CenterDirectorBobby Tarnowski, Owner

It thrills me to see a young person's face light up when it finally hits them how math works and is useful in the things they're passionate about. I believe that a solid understanding of mathematics is foundational in our ability to make good life choices, equipping us to live lives with greater independence and accomplishment of our goals. I graduated from St. John's University with a B.A. in Mathematics and continued with a Master's Program in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. Math has been indispensible throughout my career in engineering and management, and is also quite useful in my business and family life.

CenterDirectorDennis, Lead Instructor

Dennis grew up in Bloomington MN but now lives in Andover MN. Dennis earned an AA at Anoka Ramsey community college and has 5 plus years of math tutoring experience. Dennis would love to be a full-time math tutor. His favorite thing about math is that it helps develop critical thinking. He says math is everywhere and it is the tool that helps us unlock the biggest mysteries of the world. When Dennis isn't tutoring he likes to play video games and juggle.

Allison, Instructor


CenterDirectorCindy, Instructor

Born and raised in Ham Lake, MN, Cindy currently lives in New Brighton, MN. She has a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University. She currently works full-time at Medtronic and is interested in working in the Medtronic Diabetes Division. She graduated from Blaine High School and says that she uses math every day and it has helped her in her engineering career. She says math is everywhere and can be used in almost any situation. She also says "It's awesome to see when kids finally 'get it' and the light goes on in their head." A little known fact about Cindy: She is a type 1 diabetic since she was 4 years old, but that doesn't stop her from running marathons and doing what she loves.

 Bryce, Instructor




Noora, Instructor

Noora grew up in St. Anthony Village and currently resides in Blaine, MN. She has a B.S. in Microbiology and her M.S. in Biological Sciences. Noora's dream is to work in the medical sciences field. She believes math education is important because it helps you develop critical thinking and reasoning skills. She also believes that many math skills are transferable to other subject areas and to real life. Noora has transferred her own mathematical skills to help her be successful in her science classes. Noora is passionate about the Mathnasium Way, she believes that it is beneficial for all students. A fun fact about Noora is that she spent two weeks backpacking in Patagonia!


Adhi, Instructor

Adhi grew up in New Mexico and Minnesota, he currently resides in Blaine, MN. He is currently a student at Blaine High School and will be starting PSEO next year at the U of M Twin Cities. Adhi's goal is to work in finance in some capacity in the future. Adhi has tutored at his high school in the past and also worked helped peers become successful in shared classes. His favorite thing about math is that it helps you think differently in all aspects of your life. It also helps develop problems solving and logic. Adhi believes that math education is important because it sets up a good base for the rest of your education. He is excited to be a part of Mathnasium of Blaine because he enjoys working with students and helping them. A little-known fact about Adhi is he lived in Singapore for 3 months!