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Mathnasium of Cary is open for instruction offering customized learning for students in-center and online through Mathnasium@home.

Our Team

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:

CenterDirectorAmy Becker, Center Director/Owner 

Amy is the Owner and Center Director at Mathnasium of Cary. Prior to opening her Mathnasium center, Amy worked as a mathematics teacher. She has a BA in Elementary Education from Carthage College and a MA in Gifted Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Amy is enthusiastic about helping every child in the community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. She has taught and tutored children of all ages, and she is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the communities of Cary, Fox River Grove, Oakwood Hills, and Trout Valley.

"As a public educator for the past 13 years, I have seen how easy it is for students to fall behind and not always get the help they need. I often see parents at a loss of how to help their child because math is taught so differently from when they were in school. Mathnasium allows me to give each student the individualized attention they need as soon as they walk through my door. I couldn't stand the thought of leaving public education and not helping children anymore. Now,  I'm able to help each child in exactly the way they need. I still get the pleasure of working with children each day and seeing their sucesses. This truly gives me the best of both worlds!"  

 


 

Kelsey, Assistant Center Director

Kelsey graduated May 2022 with her BA in Elementary Education from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and is currently pursuing her MA in Educational Specialty areas. During her teacher preparation program she focused on upper elementary with 4th grade being her absolute favorite. She has worked in various positions before coming to Mathnasium but among her favorites have been coaching intramural volleyball, subbing in 2nd grade, and working as a disability inclusion specialist in NWSRA. Kelsey grew up in Mt. Prospect, IL but never like math. When she attended middle school she had 2 amazing teachers who encouraged her passion for the STEAM field and boosted her confidence in working through new math concepts. She now strives to create that same experience with the students she works with at Mathnasium. Kelsey currently lives in Lake in the Hills with her family and rescue dog Penny. She enjoys hiking, weekend trips, and trying new restaurants.  

 

Shea, @Home Lead Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since August 2018

Shea is currently a junior at Arizona State University where she is majoring in forensic science with a minor in mathematics and plans on pursuing a career in statistical forensics. Outside of the classroom, Shea enjoys playing soccer, hiking, shopping, and spending time with friends. Shea is more than excited to be part of the Mathnasium team and can't wait to help the young future mathletes find their passion for math!

 

Jordyn, Lead Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since February 2021

Jordyn is currently a junior at Illinois State University where she is majoring in Secondary Mathematics Education. She hopes to become a math teacher so that she can share her love for math with others and maybe help someone realize their love for math as well. Jordyn has had a love for math for as long as she can remember. Outside of her interest in math, she enjoys playing tennis, volleyball and hanging out with friends. Jordyn is excited to share her love for math with the students at Mathnasium!

 

Eamon, @Home Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since September 2018

Eamon is currently a sophomore at Central Michigan University. Majoring in Actuarial Science, Eamon has had a strong interest in math since elementary school. In the 6th grade he even took the time to memorize the first 200 digits of pi to celebrate Pi Day. Outside of his interests in math, Eamon is involved in many clubs and activities such as the honors program, leadership institute, and club basketball. After graduating from Central Michigan he plans to pursue a career as an actuary focusing on small business consulting.

 

Cindy, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since October 2018

Cindy is a retired elementary public school teacher with 38 years of teaching experience. Besides having taught Math, Language Arts, and Health in Junior High, she also taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades as a regular classroom teacher. She has spent the last 8 years teaching RtI (Response to Intervention) Math to K-8 students who struggled with Math concepts. She's very excited to again be teaching math to students. Cindy received her BA in Elementary Education from Milikin University in Decatur, IL, and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University. She lives in McHenry with her husband of 30 years and has two grown sons. Her favorite activities include: teaching and talking about Common Core Math to anyone who will listen; being active in the Church of Holy Apostles ministries, especially singing in the choir; music; spending time with family and friends; traveling; reading; and cheering on her favorite sports teams -- the Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

Kiran, @Home Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since June 2019

Kiran is currently a freshman at DePaul University considering a Computer Science and Mathematics major. Thanks to the workbooks her parents gave her as a child, math has always been Kiran's favorite subject. Aside from school, she enjoys weightlifting, playing piano, volunteering, and hanging out with her friends. She's part of many clubs too, including her school's club tennis team, student government, and honors program. Kiran can't wait to share her love of math with the students at Mathnasium while helping make learning clear and fun!

Raji, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since February 2019

Raji, prior to joining Mathnasium, was a full-time mom raising and working closely with her daughter while also self-teaching concepts of Data Science. She lives in Cary with her husband and daughter who is now off to elementary school. She has a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration in Systems and Finance and comes with a strong background in Mathematics. Raji is excited to pursue her childhood dream and passion of teaching, especially Mathematics which is one of her favorite subjects to learn and teach as well. Her favorite hobbies include painting, traveling, trying different cuisines and food, and playing fantasy football. 

 

Erin, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since July 2020

Erin graduated from Briar Cliff University with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. She is pursuing her master's degree in Data Science while working as Web Developer. She found her love for math in high school when taking AP Calculus BC, Calculus III and AP Statistics. Outside of her interests in math, she loves reading and soccer as she played soccer all throughout high school and college. She is excited to share her love of math with the students of Mathnasium! 

 

Lily, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since September 2020

Lily is a senior at Cary-Grove High School and is currently taking AP Statistics. Outside of school Lily loves hanging out with her friends, taking dance classes and she is also part of the Dance Team at Cary-Grove. Math has always been her favorite subject since she was young and she is even a former Mathnasium student! Now, she is so excited to share her passion for math with everyone!

 

 

Tanish, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since February 2021

Tanish is currently a junior at Cary-Grove High School where he is taking AP Calculus AB. Ever since elementary school, Tanish has had a love for math. He participates in activities such as basketball, Scholastic Bowl and volunteering at the Cary Food Pantry. Tanish wants to share his passion for math with other students at Mathnasium.

 
 

 

Sam H, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since October 2021

Sam is a graduate of Cary-Grove and freshman at Iowa State college studying for a Mathematics major. Coming from a family with a background of engineering, he has always been interested in math, but has also grown interested in biology and genetics. He now grows plants, gardens and is interested in plant breeding. Sam has experience with the common struggles of math himself and has tutored in school and for friends in the past. He wishes to help students to not only gain skills in mathematics but also grow to love it. 

Christopher, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since October 2021

Christopher is a current graduate student at Concordia University in River Forest studying to be a High School Math Teacher. He has been a tutor for students of all backgrounds and ages for over a decade and has experience with different learning levels. He currently resides with his wife and dog in Cary. His favorite subject is math, but likes poetry, music and a host of other interests that include anime and video games. His desire is to make sure that students have the best opportunity possible to continue learning mathematics and understanding the applications in life in order to make it fun and interesting. 

Emily, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since October 2021

Emily graduated from McHenry County College in December 2020 with an Associate's degree in Arts. Emily is looking forward to transferring to a university after her gap year. She took AP Statistics in high school and Calculus at MCC. Emily has always loved math and plans to possibly teach math as a career. In her down time, she enjoys playing video games, listening to music and spending time with friends. 

 

 

Susan, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since January 2022

Susan is a recently retired math educator and Training & Development professional. She comes from Ireland and taught Math and General Science to 7th and 8th grade students and Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math at the high school level in Ireland. She spent the last 10 years teaching math to adults at the College of Lake County in the Adult Education Division's High School Equivalency Certificate program. Susan also developed their math curricula to the K-12 Common Core standards, delivering faculty professional development and creating their online HSE Math textbook. 

Prior to moving the USA, Susan also worked in corporate training and development as a Course Development Specialist for Ericsson, and as Course Development Manager for Intel Ireland. She is very excited to again be teaching math to middle school and high school students. Susan received a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Sciences from Dublin University, Trinity College, her Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National University of Ireland and her Masters in Education from Colorado State University. Susan lives in Cary with her husband John and has two grown children. When she is not teaching math, she likes to paint watercolor landscape paintings, garden, travel, read and listen to music. She currently has artwork at three local art shows.

 

Ben, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since January 2022

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Liesel, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since March 2022

Liesel is currently a junior at Prairie Ridge, where she is taking AP Calculus AB. She loves working with children and wants to get Mathnasium students excited about math! In her free time, you can find her running, hanging out with friends or spending time in the sun.

 

 

 

 

Natalie, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since April 2022

Natalie is currently a junior at Crystal Lake Central and is taking AP Calculus BC. Ever since she was young, Natalie has always had a passion for math and the STEM fields, especially computer science. At school, she is involved in hocky, drumline, math team and science Olympiad. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her friends, playing video games and playing piano. At Mathnasium, Natalie hopes to spread her love for not only math, but learning in general.

 

 

Roy, Instructor

Mathlete Instructor since April 2022

Roy is currently a junior at Crystal Lake Central High School. He is a graduate of AP Calculus BC and is planning to move on to Calculus 3. For as long as he could remember, Roy has had a passion for math, science, and just about anything logical, and plans to major in computer science and engineering when he attends university. Aside from academics, he has a passion for creating and playing music with the piano and violin. He additionally holds a fourth degree black belt in taekwondo and a first degree black belt in kendo, and is a lead instructor in both. He has been doing both music and martial arts for over 10 years. Roy is excited to share his love and understanding of math with all Mathnasium students.  

 

 

 

 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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