Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Jennifer Speer


Jennifer has a unique perspective that allows her to understand your kids and help them.

She is a successful business owner and homeschooling mom of 3! She has the perspective of an educator as well as a busy parent and knows the challenges of both. Jennifer knows how to engage the kids and hold their interest. She keeps them progressing in math in a way they will actually enjoy!

Jennifer has always had a strong grip on Mathematics, earning her B.B.A in Finance at Southwest Texas State University and then owning and operating a successful business for over 10 years in the Brazos Valley alongside her husband James.

After finding Mathnasium and seeing what it can offer kids, they made a tough decision to sell their successful business with its comfortable lifestyle and start all over again. As scary as that sounds, they knew that parents in the Brazos Valley wanted the best for their children at an affordable price. There was already so much available for the many college students in Bryan/College Station, but not for elementary, middle, and high school students. Now, after being open for several years and expanding to multiple locations, we have hundreds of amazing success stories as a result of our passionate instructors, inspiring learning environment, teaching style and curriculum at Mathnasium! Let us help your student! 

Favorite Math Joke: There are 3 kinds of people in this world... Those who can count, and those who can't.

Fun Fact: Graduated college in 3 1/2 years with a 4.0!

I love Mathnasium because: I get to be a part of a great organization that changes kids' lives! Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?!?

Larry Martinek

Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city 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 to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas 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 advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.

Kaylyn Brocker


The Mathnasium Messenger Award, Fall 2021

Kaylyn is studying Mathematics Education at Texas A&M University. As a San Antonio native, she is a big fan of breakfast tacos. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs, playing guitar, and being around her friends.

Favorite Number: 4 - if it were a person, I feel like we'd be friends.

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

In five years, I will be: Teaching math to a room full of middle schoolers and owning a bunch of dogs!

I love Mathnasium because: It builds confidence in students who may otherwise have trouble trusting in their math skills, and I love being part of that process.

Sydney Beeler


Sydney is a student at Texas A&M University studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She is from Austin, TX, and enjoys hiking and spending time outside. In her free time, she loves crafting, reading, and spending time with her cat Benji.

Favorite Number: 4 ­- it feels friendly! It's also the smallest composite number and the only square one more than a prime number.

Favorite Math Joke: A minus sign was talking to a plus sign. The minus sign asked, "Are you sure I make a difference?" The plus sign replied, "I'm positive!"

In five years, I will be: Working as a computer engineer.

I love Mathnasium because: It helps kids learn to understand and see the beauty in math while boosting their confidence in the process.

Margaret Gagnon


Margaret is currently a Middle School Math/Science major at Texas A&M University. Some of her hobbies include reading, dancing, and travel. While she has moved around a lot, she has lived the longest in New Braunfels, TX!

Favorite Number: 3, because it's cool!

Favorite Math Joke: Why is 10+10 the same as 11+11? Because 10+10 is 20, and 11+11 is 22!

In five years, I will be: Working as a math teacher in a middle school.

I love Mathnasium because: It helps kids realize that anyone can be good at math!

Emilie Hynes


Emilie is studying Mathematics at Texas A&M and getting a Secondary Education minor. She is from Houston, TX and enjoys spending time with her roommates at home, playing games, and going on walks to watch the sunset.

Favorite number: 2,­ it's the perfect number and never causes any problems!

Favorite math joke: Why did the student get upset when her teacher called her average? It was a ‘mean’ thing to say.

In five years, I will be: Teaching middle school or high school math, and maybe even helping out with the school dance team!

I love Mathnasium because: Math can be an intimidating and very scary subject that is easy to fall behind in, but Mathnasium helps make it easier to understand!

Emma Jakoby


Emma is a student at Texas A&M University studying Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science. She is from Tomball, Texas. In her free time she likes to read, and have movie nights with her roommates.

Favorite number: 7 - No particular reason, I just like the number 7!

Favorite math joke: Why do plants not like math? Because it gives them square roots!

In five years, I will be: Working in the math or computer science industry.

I love Mathnasium because: I get to help kids learn to love math like I do.

Jules Saathoff


Jules is a student pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. She is from Portland, Texas and uses any excuse to visit the beach. Some of her hobbies include playing volleyball, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Favorite number: 10 - it's my family's jersey number :)

Favorite math joke: How are a dollar and the moon similar? ... They both have quarters!

In five years, I will be: Hopefully in medical school!

I love Mathnasium because: I love to see students get excited about a subject that is stereotyped as being difficult.

Maddie Wilson


Maddie Wilson is a senior at A&M Consolidated and an avid learner. At A&M Consolidated, she serves as an Officer on her Debate Team, an Executive Board Member of her Student Council, and an honor student. Maddie plans to major in Mathematics in college and hopes to pursue a career in Systems Engineering.

Favorite number: 6 ­- It's my lucky number, and I was born on the 6th!

Favorite math joke: Are monsters good at math? Not unless you Count Dracula

In five years, I will be: Either pursuing a graduate degree or a career in Systems Engineering.

I love Mathnasium because: Math has always been a love of mine, and I thoroughly enjoy fostering the love of math in others.

Mary Rocchio


Mary is studying Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University with a minor in Project Management. She is originally from Boerne, TX, just north of San Antonio. She enjoys spending time with friends, going to concerts, and traveling to new places.

Favorite Number: 5 - I find the number 5 reoccurring throughout my day, making it my lucky number!

Favorite Math Joke: Do you know what seems odd to me? Numbers that aren't divisible by two.

In five years, I will be: living in a big city and using my degree somewhere in the medical field.

I love Mathnasium because: I enjoy seeing students finally understand math concepts and building confidence in themselves.

Carter Duggins


Carter Duggins is a 21 year old student at Texas A&M University. He is from San Antonio, loves math and science, and in his free time, enjoys playing video games, reading, writing, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time with his two cats.

Favorite number: 13, because it's the day of my birth, and it's always seen as an unlucky number so I like to turn that on its head.

Favorite math joke: Why are clocks so round? They always go back for seconds!

In five years, I will be: I hope to graduate and be writing, trying to become a published author.

I love Mathnasium because: I get to help kids experience the amazing rush of finally figuring out a tough concept that they've been stuck on.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor
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