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:
Jeanne Giles, Owner and Center Director
Jeanne holds a degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Iowa and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA.) She spent 25 years applying her business and math skills while performing actuarial work and management responsibilities for a top insurance company.
She opened MATHNASIUM Learning Center in Cedar Rapids in 2010. With high student success she found there was a great need for a larger Center. Our current Center at 1501 51st St opened in 2017.
She is excited to share her love of math with local students. Jeanne enjoys changing families’ lives by removing math tension and increasing the student’s confidence and attitude towards math. She also enjoys challenging students that are ready for the next level.
Jeanne is married to Kevin and has three sons. Jacob, eternally 15 and in heavenly peace, Josh, owner of Total Rejuvenation, and K.J., student at University of St. Thomas . The Giles family are die-hard Green Bay Packer fans. Jeanne enjoys anything in or by water and has participated in local triathlons.
Kelly Alexman, Assistant Center Director
Kelly holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and also a M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She worked as a computer professional for 10 years, and then moved into the counseling field. While working as a counselor, she supplemented her income with substitute teaching and realized that teaching children gave her the most job satisfaction.
"I feel privileged every day to share the Mathnasium methods with students. Helping them discover their own talents and increasing their confidence in both their abilities and themselves is a daily reminder of why I love working here."
Kelly, along with her husband, Larry and their two teenage children stay busy with soccer and school activities. She enjoys bike trails and loves every season, especially fall.
Dustin Snodgress, Assistant Center Director
Dustin has always had a big passion for Mathematics. He pursued the application of mathematics by obtaining an AAS in Electronic Engineering Technologies. He worked as an Engineering Laboratory Technician at a major local engineering firm for six years, and eventually as an Electronic Engineer at a manufacturing company.
Dustin never stopped attending college and worked towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society.
Dustin started working at Mathnasium as an instructor in August 2014 and fell in love with the Mathnasium way. He believes learning math is more than just learning arithmetic. Learning math also trains the brain in deductive reasoning, thinking constructively, and problem solving. This can be seen as students who attend Mathnasium often see improvements in other subjects as well.
Dustin loves disc golf as a past time and also mountain biking (his dog loves running along!). “While the wonders of mathematics amaze my mind the most, I'm also a fanatic for physics, enthusiastic about the universe, and crazy for the cosmos.”
Instructors are a vital part of the Mathnasium Method. They play a key role in helping students gain understanding of new topics, inspire good mathematical habits and critical thinking, along with helping bolster the students’ confidence. All our instructors have a passion for mathematics and a knack for sharing their knowledge with our students. Instructors go through a strict hiring process to ensure every instructor is a great fit for the Mathnasium Method. Once hired, Instructors receive initial and on-going training on the Mathnasium Method through our formal Mathnasium University training modules.
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