Mathnasium 3585 S Federal Way, Boise ID 83705 (208) 343-1989   boise@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:

Noora Muhamad, Center Director

Noora grew up in the Treasure Valley and has always had a passion for math growing up. During her high school days at Timberline, Noora volunteered as a math tutor for the Boise community, raising confidence and excitement in math. From there, Noora worked as an instructor at Mathnasium, and continued to grow with Mathnasium to become Center Director for the Boise location. She recently graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Data Analytics and a minor in ITM. Noora's passion for math continues to grow, and her goal is to help all students across the valley gain confidence in math. 

Fun Fact: Noora was born in a small village in Turkey!

Education: Bachelor's of Science in Ecominic Data Analytics and a minor in IT Management 

Why I love Mathnasium: I love Mathnasium because it grows confidence in students and truly builds understanding in how the math works! 

CenterDirectorDan Hintz, Regional Director, Part Owner

Dan has always had a passion for helping people achieve their potential and a calling to teach math. After high school, he earned an Associate of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, before deciding to serve in the military.  He served an Air Force tour in Germany as an F-16 fighter jet mechanic and fell in love with the mission and people.  He decided to make the Air Force career and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Math at Central Washington University, while attending ROTC.  He holds several Master of Science degrees related to his Air Force career.  Dan served 22 years in the Air Force, leading thousands of men and women and managing a wide range of logistics programs, including the US President’s Air Force One fleet requirements, and many types of combat aircraft.  He retired to spend more time with his wife and 6 children and to begin a lifelong dream of teaching math.  He was voted Teacher of the Year by his high school students and earned 100% top ratings as a private tutor.  Meanwhile, he was searching for why math seemed so easy to people in other countries, but was such a challenge to many Americans.  He found the answer at Mathnasium and immediately joined in helping all students gain a true number sense and life-long confidence in math.  He has taught, tutored and coached thousands of youth all his adult life.  Dan and his team are committed to helping students grow their math skills and giving them the confidence to be or do whatever they want in life!

Why I love Mathnasium: It's everything a parect could hope for to build a student's confidence...life changing!! 

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Reed Brown, Owner

Reed has always loved math and enjoys helping kids learn to love math and how to use math in their daily lives. Reed earned a BS of Electrical Engineering degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration degree at Boise State University.  Reed has spent over 25 years as a successful engineering and operations executive at Hewlett Packard, Quantum, and Iomega. In 2004, he decided to test his entrepreneurial skills and created Matchbin (now Radiate Media), a successful internet software company.

Reed worked for Hewlett Packard in Boise for 15 years where he raised his family. Reed loves the Boise area and felt that by opening a Math Learning Center in the Treasure Valley he could give back to the community where his kids grew up. Reed opened his first Mathnasium in Utah in January, 2013 and his team has helped over 1500 students improve their grades and increase their confidence in math. 

 

Esha Kusuma, Lead Instructor

I am going to be a junior at Timberline High School, while also taking Calculus 3 and Differential Equations at BSU. At Timberline, I’m a part of Key Club, HOSA, and a member of the Speech and Debate team. Outside of school I love to dance at Boise Dance Alliance, where I am on an award-winning competitive dance team. In the future I hope to go to college to study Statistics and Biology, and then to Med School to become a doctor.

Favorite Number: My favorite number is 12 because it is the number of the month I was born, and it always brings me luck.

Why I love Mathnasium: Both when I was a student and now an instructor here, I love mathnasium because of the fun environment it creates while also engaging students to help them retain skills in a valuable way.

Bob Johnson, Lead Instructor

Before traveling across the United States to become an instructor for Mathnasium, Bob attended Don Bosco College, on the East Coast, earning his Bachelor’s in Philosophy. Afterwards he joined the Masters Program at Boise State University to earn his Graduate degree in Instructional & Performance Technology. With a passion for education, Bob worked in the Challis School District for a number of years, teaching math at the high school level, and eventually moved on to work for Micron up until 2009. Missing working with kids, Bob joined Mathnasium where he enjoys his time helping students understand word problems. In his free time, Bob is a wonderful handyman, and enjoys woodworking projects.

Fun Fact: Decided to become an Electrical Engineer because of 8th grade shop project making a DC motor

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from BYU and Masters of Business Administration degree from Boise State University

Dominic Costa, Instructor

Studying to become Commercial Pilot. Currently Highpointing the 50 States. My secret skill is Ping Pong.

Education: Boise State University, Mechanical Engineering Major

Favorite Number: 16

Why I love Mathnasium: Working with other like-minded instructors to help establish students confidence with Mathematics. Becoming an analytical thinker serves you well in whatever you become one day!