Mathnasium 1048 E Bloomingdale Avenue, Valrico FL 33596 (813) 655-6284

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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:

Owner/ Center DirectorBecky McDaniels, Owner/ Center Director

Mathnasium of Brandon is owned and operated by long time Brandon resident Becky McDaniels.  Becky earned her Bachelor's Degree with honors from Kappa Delta Pi in Elementary Education at the University of Tampa, in 1997. She has since then taught elementary school for 12 years, including private, public, and charter. Becky has had great success with her students, including having the top scores in the county on the math FCAT 2 years in a row. Becky was honored to accept the position of Math Coach/Curriculum Specialist for the Hillsborough and Pinellas County Charter Schools (4 Elementary Schools, and 4 Middle Schools)which allowed her to grow and learn even more. Becky has a love for education, and helping children feel successful and achieve their goals. Becky has lived in Brandon her entire life, and stays involved with her community through the local Valrico Fishhawk Chamber of Commerce.   She has many volunteer hours at her children's schools, volunteered in her local church, loves to work with the teenagers in her community, and enjoys attending local sporting and music events at her neighborhood schools. Becky's husband Lance has been a coach for SBLL, and for local travel ball teams. His love for coaching and providing a fun and wholesome atmosphere for children to learn the love of a sport along with the importance of teamwork combined with Becky's passion for education makes them a great team. Building character and confidence in young people is very important to both of them. Becky struggled with math as a young girl,and so helping students become more confident and successful is her passion. She wants students to understand that math is not about learning to be ready for the next math class - it's about learning to think

We combine our Brandon roots and hometown passion with a proven math teaching method to give our children the confidence to succeed.  



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The Mathnasium of Brandon Instructor Team

The Mathnasium of Brandon math instructor team is passionate about math education and math tutoring.  Our passion to inspire children, fused with our knowledge of math, creates extraordinary experiences for our students. We make math make sense.  We make math fun!

The process to become a member of the Mathnasium of Brandon instructor team includes:
  • All of our math instructors go through an extensive interview process which includes an evaluation of their ability to work with students.  It's one thing to be knowledgeable in math, but we ensure our instructors have the ability to breakdown and teach math to students in elementary, middle and high school. 

  • After successfully completing the interview, instructors must then pass a math test to validate their math resume.

  • Before officially being hired, Mathnasium of Brandon instructors go through a background check.

  • Upon joining the team, our math instructors go through an extensive training process that includes understanding the Mathnasium Method, best practices in math education, techniques for successful math tutoring, and proven strategies for working with students of different abilities to create a personalized math tutoring session.  Whether the student is advanced and gifted, on level and needs help staying there, or needs help catching up, our instructors are trained to ensure children have a successful productive experience at Mathnasium of Brandon.  

Our instructor team is made up of individuals who are currently studying at USF and HCC, recent college graduates, current High School teachers, retired teachers/profesors and professionals who are seeking to share their love of math and spend time after their full-time jobs working with students at Mathnasium of Brandon.