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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:

CenterDirectorAmrish Bhargava, Center Director 

Amrish is the Owner and Center Director at Mathnasium of Cave Creek. Prior to opening his Mathnasium center, Amrish worked as a Telecommunications engineer for the past 35 years, specializing in the design of communications equipment and components. He has a Masters in Computer Engineering from Boston University College of Engineering and a BS in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. He has always believed that having a strong foundation in math helps tremendously in the pursuit of advanced education. The skill to reason that children learn from math transfers to all disciplines they may pursue in the future. A strong foundation in math builds confidence and confidence builds character. He is enthusiastic about helping every child understand math by teaching in a way that makes sense to them. He is committed to bringing excellent instructors and the Mathnasium Method to the children of the community. He is married with two kids. 

CenterDirectorBob Saluski, Instructor

Bob is an instructor at Mathnasium of Cave Creek. He received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and has worked in Communications Systems equipment design for multiple companies. Bob finds satisfaction in teaching and has mentored adults and children. He has experience tutoring Math to homeschooled kids. He enjoys outdoor activities of hiking and exploring Arizona. Bob believes that a good education allows students to achieve their maximum potential in life! 

CenterDirectorMalika Bhargava, Instructor

Malika is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelors and Masters in Biomedical Engineering, as well as a graduate of St. George's University, School of Medicine, where she received a Doctor of Medicine degree and an MBA. She is teaching at Mathnasium while she takes some time off before starting her residency. Malika likes include reading, playing the flute, kickboxing and traveling. She wants to use her time off to work with students and help them learn to love math as much as she does! 

Hoveeg Boyadjian, Instructor

Hoveeg is a graduate from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Ever since he was a kid, math came easily to him and he has always been passionate about it. His hope is not only to help kids who come to Mathnasium with their math but also to foster an appreciation for mathematics as a whole. 

Brett Cernich, Instructor

Brett recently graduated from Cactus Shadows High School as one of the Class of 2018's Salutatorians. He took AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics and has tutored fellow students through clubs like the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Math Club. His hobbies include playing ice hockey, listening to music, and traveling. Brett is excited to continue spending his summer before going to college sharing his passion for math with other students! He is excited to attend UofA in August! 

 Shiny Skaria, Instructor

Shiny is bringing her passion for math to Mathnasium! She holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and two Masters degrees in Computer Science! She has over 29 years of work experience with Computer Science and Mathematics, ranging from a Senior Scientist with the Defense Research and Development Organization to her current role as a Senior IT professional in a multinational company. Shiny finds math to be fun, exciting, and entertaining and wants to foster the same love for math in the students at Mathnasium. She believes that children who are able to master math skills at a young age are set up for a lifetime of achievement!

Ryan Toughill, Instructor

Ryan is going to be a Freshman at Cactus Shadows High School. He will be helping out with our younger elementary and middle school students! 

Jake Muth, Instructor

Jake is a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, majoring in Space Physics with a minor in Technical Intelligence. He has found that a strong background in math has brought him success in all of his studies. Jake wants to impart his passion for math to the students of Mathnasium and help them succeed as he has. Jake is a soccer player and also enjoys traveling domestically and abroad!

 Adi Mantravadi, Instructor

Adi is going to be a senior at Basis of Scottsdale!