Mathnasium 489 James Jackson Ave., Cary NC 27513 (919) 388-9888

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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:

Miss Denise, Owner

Denise is the owner of four Mathnasiums in the Raleigh region: Mathnasium of Cary, Mathnasium of Brier Creek, Mathnasium of Wakefield, and Mathnasium of Lead Mine. These award winning centers have been helping students across the greater Raleigh area develop the thinking skills and confidence they need to succeed in their math classes for over 7 years. Denise's passion for improving students' confidence in mathematics is apparent. After spending 20 years at AT&T Bell Labs and Cisco systems, she embarked on a new journey with Mathnasium to fulfill her desire to give back to the community. Under her directorship, each of her four Mathnasium locations have truly become award-winning math learning centers in the area.


Miss Emily M., Director

Emily graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has experience with peer tutoring in both high school and college, as well as involvement in elementary school tutoring. In her free time, Emily is very active in the Ultimate Frisbee community and enjoys spending time with her pets and volunteering as a Crisis Counselor. While working here, she hopes to inspire children to get more involved in STEM. 


Ms. Emily C., Assistant Director

Emily is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at North Carolina State University and previously attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She has earned recognition in middle and high school math competitions through organizations such as MATHCOUNTS and the American Mathematics Competition. Emily has previously tutored students from middle school math through college maths. She enjoys helping students to gain confidence in their problem solving abilities and hopes to make math more fun for them.


Mr. Alex, Lead Instructor 

Alex is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at NC State University. He has experience tutoring math through volunteering at a local elementary school throughout his high school years and also through the National Honor Society programs. While working at Mathnasium, Alex hopes to bring more young students to a better understanding of mathematics, not only to better their education in school but to also allow them to see math as an integral part of every day life. Outside of work he enjoys working on woodworking projects, experimenting with computer aided manufacturing and design, and playing the cello.


Mr. Chad, Instructor

As a junior Math major at NC State, Chad Craig was the first instructor hired by Denise to work at the Cary center.  Chad immediately fell in love with job and by the time Chad graduated in May 2009, he had been promoted to be Denise's first Center Director and had helped her open several additional Mathnasiums in the Triangle area. Under Chad's leadership, Denise's centers saw incredible results in their students' ability to meet their goals including increases in EOG scores, increases in the number of students be tagged for Gifted programs, Single Subject Acceleration in Math classes and acceptances into local private schools. While working full time as a Director, Chad achieved the level of "Master Certified Director", which is Mathnasium's highest level of achievement for their instructors and Directors.  In addition, Chad lead her centers to be nominated for Center of the year several times. In 2013, Chad decided to go back to school to follow his life time passion to work as an aeronautical engineer and has since started working full time in the aviation industry.  In the spring of 2017, after moving back to the triangle area, Chad agreed to work part time to help provide coaching to our staff and educational direction for our students.  We are thrilled to Have Chad back and we are sure your children will benefit from his positive energy and years of experience as a math coach!


Ms. Kate, Instructor 

 Kate is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Math Education at North Carolina State University. She has a strong interest in getting students involved in STEM, and has been tutoring students K-12 in math and other STEM subjects since high school. As an instructor at Mathnasium, Kate strives to make math enjoyable for students so they can have a better understanding of how math is important and works in their lives. In her free time, you can find Kate playing in various music ensembles at NCSU, travelling, or playing with her pets at home.


Mr. Armaan, Instructor 

Armaan Syed, is a junior at Wake STEM Early College High School. He joined Mathnasium in January, 2018.  He has enjoyed Mathematics right from his elementary school days. He recognizes the challenge and rigor it takes to solve problems and to come up with creative solutions.  He is a programmer in his school’s FIRST robotics team, the Techno Wolves, and is a member of  the National Honor Society and the Math Science and Engineering Club. He enjoys coding in a variety of programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL during his free time.





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Ms. Melissa, Instructor