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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:

Scott Penkova, Regional Director

Scott has worked with Mathnasium, first as a Center Director in Fort Mitchell and now as the Regional Director of five locations, Blue Ash, Mason, West Chester, Loveland, and Fort Mitchell, KY.  He came to Mathnasium after working for years in different school settings, from public to private, and brick and mortar to online! He uses the many different experiences to help students achieve high levels of understanding in mathematics. He works closely with all of his Centers' staffs to make sure that they are giving the same emphasis on understanding and passion towards what we do. He still works on instructing students in our one-on-one model but also enjoys being able to cultivate each instructor into the best teacher they can be. When he isn't working you will find him spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys being outside and reading books.


Patrick Quinn, Center Director 

Patrick graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, and then went on to complete a master’s degree in Theology. He enjoys connecting with students and teaching them how math can be a fascinating puzzle that helps us understand the world around us.

Patrick started as an Instructor before becoming Assistant Director and then Center Director. He has a strong understanding of how Mathnasium teaches math, and works with our staff to ensure that our students have a fun and enriching experience in the center. His goal is to see that each student is learning and being challenged in the way that works best for them. In his free time Patrick enjoys hiking, board games, playing music and spending time with his wife and friends.

Favorite Number: 12, because it is so nicely divisible.

Favorite Math Joke: What should you do if you get cold at Mathnasium? Stand in the corner; it's 90 degrees!

"I love Mathnasium because I enjoy watching kids discover that no one is inherently bad at math. I love seeing them gain confidence as they learn math in the way that makes sense to them!"


Danthen, Lead Instructor 

Danthen is a senior studying Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati. He loves playing sports and videogames, and building home projects.

In five years Danthen plans on completing his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering after a couple year working break between schooling.

Favorite Number: 10, because as a child that was his jersey number in basketball.

Favorite Math Joke: He doesn’t have a favorite math joke because statistically 87% of math jokes are bad puns, and 56% of statistics are made up on the spot.

“I love Mathnasium because being able to see children improve and gain confidence in their math skills is one of the most fulfilling things I have experienced. Being part of a child’s growth is a special thing."


Jeff, Lead Instructor

Jeff is an early retiree, who spent many years working with actuaries translating mathematical formulas into computer program code. He holds a BS degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a former H.S. Valedictorian. He enjoys exercise and spending time with his family.

In five years Jeff will be traveling more and still instructing kids in math.

Favorite Number: 8, because both of my kids were born in August.

Favorite Math Joke: Why did the Romans find Algebra not very challenging? Because X was always 10.

"I love Mathnasium because it is very rewarding to see kids progressing and gaining confidence in their math skills."


Isabella, Instructor

Isabella is a junior in high school and enjoys studying chemistry and algebra. She plans on studying biochemistry or go into the medical field in college. She spends her free time playing the piano.

In five years Isabella will be in her junior year of college.

Favorite Number: 9, because it has always been my sports number and it’s multiples are mirrored.

Favorite Math Joke: What do you call friends who love algebra? Algebros!

"I love Mathnasium because I love working with kids. It’s always so fun when I come to work and we’re always laughing."


Kasey, Instructor

Kasey is currently a senior at Sycamore High School. She is planning to study computer science and artificial intelligence in college. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, reading, programming for her robotics team, and spending time with her friends.

In five years, she will either be pursuing her Master's degree or working as a computer programmer.

Favorite Number: 0, because it's neither positive nor negative.

Favorite Math Joke: Parallel lines have so much in common, it's a shame they'll never meet.

"I love seeing kids' understanding and appreciation for math grow over time. I think it's really rewarding to watch their skills improve and see them learn to enjoy math more."



Kathy, Instructor

Kathy is a senior at Indian Hill High School. She has been a competitive swimmer for over 10 years and now volunteers as a coach. In the future, she wants to become an industrial engineer. Kathy enjoys listening to music and working out in her free time.

In 5 years Kathy will be graduating college to work as an engineer.

Favorite Number: 360, because it is the number of degrees in a full circle.

Favorite Math Joke: What do baby parabolas drink? Quadratic formula!



Katie, Instructor

Katie is a junior at Sycamore High School. In college, she is interested in pursuing a Pre-Medical studies track in hopes of attending Medical School in the future. In her free time, Katie enjoys baking, reading, and participating in youth ministry activities at her church.

In five years Katie will be completing her senior year of college and applying to medical school.

Favorite Number: 3, because being able to use "the rule of three" is very satisfying.

Favorite Math Joke: Why doesn't Pi have its driver's license? It doesn't know when to stop.

"I love Mathnasium because I get to see the smiles on the students' faces when they finally master a math skill they have been working very hard to understand. "


Kevin, Instructor

Kevin Dong is a junior at Sycamore High School. He wants to pursue economics in college. He likes playing tennis and also plays the cello.

In five years Kevin will be studying in college.

Favorite Number: 2, because it is the smallest prime number.

Favorite Math Joke: I couldn’t come up with a joke... I got lost in a tangent.



Kunal, Instructor 

Kunal is a junior at Indian Hill High School. His plan is to study both Mechanical Engineering and Entrepreneurship in college. He enjoys traveling, volunteering, and competitive robotics.

In 5 years, Kunal will be applying to a college for his MBA.

Favorite Number: Pi, because it never ends.

Favorite Math Joke: Why should a math teacher never call her students average? Because it's a "mean" thing to say!



Kyle, Instructor

Kyle is a junior at Sycamore High School. He enjoys playing trading card games with his friends, laughing as much as he can, playing ultimate frisbee, and playing the trumpet in the school marching band.

In five years Kyle hopes to pursue a degree in business or middle school education.

Favorite Number: 25, because it is my birthday and it is the largest perfect square on a calendar.

Favorite Math Joke: How do you solve any equation? Multiply each side by zero.



Lily, Instructor

Lily is a junior at Sycamore High School. In college, she is interested in pursuing a degree in economics in hopes of attending Law School in the future. In her free time, Lily enjoys reading, playing the cello, and walking her dog, Annie. 

In five years, Lily will be in her senior year of college and applying to law schools. 

Favorite Number: 4, because her dog was born on the 4th. 

Favorite Math Joke: Why couldn't the angle get a loan? Its parents wouldn't cosine.



Morgan, Instructor

Morgan is a junior at Sycamore High School. In college she would like to study early childhood education and Spanish. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, traveling, helping backstage for school theater, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

In 5 years Morgan will be studying for her bachelors degree in college.

Favorite Number: 3, because in fantasy books things come in 3s and the third time’s a charm.

Favorite Math Joke: Why do plants hate math? Because it gives them square roots.

"I love to see kids improve in their math skills each week and be able to help them with this. I also love hearing them tell me about school and how their days are going."