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:
Dan Wilson, Center Director and @Home Manager
Dan earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics (Education Focus) with a minor in Spanish from Elmhurst College and his Master’s of Education in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics (Grades K-14) from Concordia University. He has a true passion to helping any individual (no matter what age) become better mathematical thinkers. He enjoys math so much, you will most often hear him say the phrases “I like to math” or “math is so much fun.” In fact, Dan has been teaching mathematics at the College of DuPage as an Adjunct Professor since 2012. Out of all the mathematics courses he has taken, his favorite math class is geometry. He has even memorized almost every problem in the honors geometry textbook that most high schools use in their classrooms. In his spare time, Dan likes playing volleyball, indoor rock climbing, and writing short stories and poetry.
Alexis Maggiore, Lead Instructor
Alexis is a current first-year student at the College of DuPage. She received the presidential scholarship and is working toward earning an associate of science degree. She graduated from West Chicago High School, where she participated in her school’s math team. Alexis was also able to earn a score of 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam. Her future goals include pursuing an education in aviation where she plans on becoming a pilot for a commercial airline. In her free time, Alexis likes to go fishing, waterskiing, or creating art. Alexis has a passion for all types of mathematics, but her favorite math topic is calculus.
Jessica Brouwer, Instructor
Jessica is currently studying at Wheaton College for a Masters in Teaching for secondary education in chemistry. Her undergraduate degree is in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Moody Bible Institute. During the summer of 2018, she had the opportunity to teach English at a camp in Mongolia for students in grades six through ten. Math has always been an area of strength for Jessica, and she has always enjoyed helping peers better understand mathematical concepts. Now, she has the privilege of sharing these same foundational concepts with students of all ages through Mathnasium. Ensuring students have a solid foundation to build upon in increasing complexity is one of Jessica’s favorite aspects of this program. She also really enjoys geometry and the visual aspect of conclusions and proofs. In the stolen moments of her spare time, Jessica enjoys making up adventures with friends, getting outdoors, traveling whenever feasible, and being creative. Also, if ice cream is involved, consider her there.
Abby Dannegger, Instructor
Abby is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South High School. She is currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC this school year. She plays soccer, golf, and participates in her school’s math club and bags club. Abby is also a member of her school’s National Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, swimming, and walking her dog. Abby loves her math classes at school and wants to help students love theirs as well.
Sam Freeze, Instructor
Sam is a junior at Wheaton North High School. He enjoys participating in the Wheaton North math team, music program, and musicals. When he is not doing math, he plays mellophone, french horn, or trumpet in the marching band, concert band, and jazz band respectively. Sam hopes to continue on with math and music through high school and in college where he hopes to pursue chemical or mechanical engineering. Since a young age, Sam knew that he loved math and he looks forward to helping Mathnasium students enrich their math knowledge or see that math isn’t so scary. He has also been a student in the P.A.C.E. Program (an enrichment program for school district CUSD 200) since 4th Grade!
Arfa Hassan, Instructor
Arfa is a current junior at Glenbard West High School. She plans to study biomedical engineering in college, and after earning her bachelor's degree she plans on going to medical school. Arfa runs for her school’s track team, and she also participates in STEM Club as well as Medical Club. Additionally, she is also a part of Student Council as well as French National Honors Society and UNICEF. In school, her favorite subjects have always been science and math. She also enjoys tutoring students in subjects besides math such as English and Chemistry. Arfa loves to help others when they are struggling and watch them grow more confident in their skills.
Mahak Sharma, Instructor
Mahak is a senior at Glenbard West High School, and a dedicated member of National Honors Society, , Medical Club, and Forensics. She is also president of the Principal’s Advisory Boardand Key Club. Mahak loves being an NHS and Write Place tutor in school as it allows her to connect with her peers. She admires her teachers for encouraging her to grow, and Mahak hopes to do the same for students at Mathnasium. Mahak has a goal to be an anesthesiologist when she grows up. She plans on majoring in Biochemistry next year in college. Mahak also loves kayaking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends!
Sam Wilson, Instructor
Sam is a current senior at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. Sam has played the piano for fourteen years and has performed at various concert halls and in numerous nursing homes bringing joy to all who hear his music. Sam loves to bowl in his free time, along with playing video games as a way to relax and unwind throughout the year. At school, Sam is the captain for the Wheaton-Warrenville South High School chess team. He hopes to defend the title of conference champions which they won in 2019. Sam has always had an interest in the fields of math and science and enjoys taking many STEM and business based classes at school. In the future, Sam hopes to become a Chief Financial Officer of a company to pursue his dream of understanding the magical phenomena of how the business world works.
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