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:
Nini Narong, Ph.D., Owner/Center Director
Before joining the Mathnasium family, Nini Narong used math nearly every day as a Data Scientist with top consulting firms, including Booz Allen Hamilton and General Dynamics Information Technology. What drew her to Mathnasium was her own daughter's amazing progress after becoming a member. Nini wrote then, "Catherine has so much fun at Mathnasium. She comes home excited to show me what she learned that day. She loves going there so much that it makes me want to know more about Mathnasium and to be a part of it.”
Nini has four academic degrees, including a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Madison. In her free time, she loves rock climbing, playing guitar, and walking her cute little Shih Zhu, Cupid. She looks forward to seeing you at Mathnasium of Capitol Hill DC!
Fiona, Lead Instructor
Fiona graduated from GWU with a BS in mathematics and a minor in STEM Teaching. She has had a passion for mathematics since high school and loves to spread that passion in the form of tutoring and teaching. Through her minor program, she has taught at various DC public schools and spent last summer teaching math to 7th graders in her home city of Cincinnati. Her favorite math subjects are trigonometry and calculus. When she is not studying or teaching math, she loves to watch Jeopardy, cook gourmet meals for her friends, and explore parts of DC she has never seen before.
Steve, Sr. Instructor
Steve has been playing with math ever since he went to college. A local of the DC area, he graduated from Lafayette College with an engineering degree and then applied math to modeling naval sensor systems for the US Government. He went on to teach math classes ranging from sixth grade through calculus in independent schools in Tennessee, Ohio, and Maryland. He's also applied math to managing the budgets and finances of charter schools and arts organizations in DC. Along the way, he also earned a degree in music from Kent State University and has taught music and performed professionally both locally and across the United States.
Nathan is a junior studying at the George Washington University. He is majoring in Real Estate with minors in STEM Teaching and Mathematics. He has experience going into DC public schools to teach math lessons to a variety of grade levels as well as working with students at various summer camps. He enjoys helping students achieve their math goals and help them gain confidence in approaching math problems. When not contemplating the greatest math complexities of the world, he loves binging the latest Netflix show, spending time with family, or completing a puzzle.
Kit recently graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science and Mandarin Chinese. Though she didn’t focus on STEM in college, she has always had a passion for all things math! Her proudest math moment was when she finished a 12x12 KenKen puzzle that her 8th-grade math club teacher had declared too hard for anyone (even the teacher herself) to finish. Kit was first introduced to Mathnasium in her hometown of Westchester, New York where she worked as an instructor at another center. She is excited that she can continue spreading her love of math through Mathnasium in DC! In her spare time, she loves trying out new recipes (both cooking and baking), keeping up with college basketball, and exploring everything that DC has to offer.
Jackson is a first-year in the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science pursuing a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering on a pre-med track. The son of an engineer, he inherited the “math gene” and found a passion for mathematics at an early age. From his previous experiences as a math tutor, Jackson learned that making math fun and approaching concepts from diverse perspectives are the keys to instilling a love of mathematics in his students. He sees the unique abilities and capability to succeed in all of his students as a person with a visual disability. When he isn’t studying or tutoring, Jackson enjoys reading, volunteering, exploring DC with his high school sweetheart, and the particularly nerdy passion of playing on his school’s Quizbowl team.
Brandon is currently a Sophomore at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Pure Mathematics. Brandon first heard about Mathnasium when his younger brother was a student 3 years ago, and he saw just how much of an impact it made on his math skills. He has had a love for Mathematics and solving complex problems ever since high school. Brandon has past teaching experience educating children about STEM in his hometown of Columbus Ohio, volunteering at the Center of Science and Industry. In his free time, Brandon likes to study math, exercise, go rock climbing, and spend time outdoors.
Annika is a senior at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Biophysics. Math has been a favorite subject of Annika’s since middle school and remains a constant practice now as part of her college studies. Annika has previous teaching experience as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the biology department at George Washington University. Although teaching college students is a bit different she finds the students at Mathnasium every bit as talented and a joy to work with. In her free time Annika like to read, bake, and go for runs around DC.
Aidan is from the Baltimore area and living in DC to pursue a B.S. in math and physics at the George Washington University. He is new to math tutoring but is excited to help kids see the beauty of math! Aidan has been interested in math since elementary school. When he is not tutoring, he enjoys running, biking, and exploring DC.
Gunhee is a senior from George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Public Health on a Pre-Med track with a minor in biology and psychology. He was recently accepted into the GW Medical School Early Acceptance Program and is excited to attend medical school in Washington DC. Although Gunhee has never specifically taught math to other students, he has worked as a Physics Learning Assistant at GW and has always enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. By working with Mathnasium, Gunhee hopes to inspire other students to aspire to new heights and to give back to the community. When he is not studying or working, Gunhee loves to visit new restaurants and locations with his friends.
Caleb is currently a junior from Vanderbilt University. He is pursuing a B.A. in Neuroscience and is on the pre-med track. He is currently involved in a neuroimaging lab at Vanderbilt and is working at St. Thomas Hospital. Even though he is new to being a math tutor, he has past teaching experience by being involved in an organization called ACEing Autism, where he teaches tennis skills to children with autism. He is excited in continuing to give back to the community and helping the younger population through tutoring. In his spare time, he loves to go fishing, play his guitar, and go on adventures with his friends.