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 is a senior at GW and will graduate in May 2021 with a BS in mathematics and 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.
Clarisse, Sr. Instructor
Clarisse is a student at the George Washington University and is in the process of completing her B.S. in Statistics with a minor in Economics. Clarisse grew up teaching many of her peers tips and tricks on how to better understand math. When she stumbled across Mathnasium she was so excited to finally be apart of a team dedicated to helping students understand and learn math in a way that made sense! Now she enjoys every second teaching the Mathnasium way to students of every level of math. In her free time, she likes to make origami, read social science books, and cook food from around the world!
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.
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.
Isaiah graduated from Vanderbilt University with a math degree in May and is currently pursuing his actuarial credentials while working for the financial team of a cloud security company based in Houston. He has a passion both for making math make sense and for kids (he’s one of twelve children!). Having grown up on a farm in West Tennessee, Isaiah can’t wait to not only help students at Mathnasium understand math concepts but to also learn from them about what it’s like living in the big city, riding the metro, and dealing with constant traffic. In his spare time, Isaiah loves to play the piano, read books about theology, and play (or watch) baseball.
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.