Mathnasium 940 Cedar Rd, #103, Chesapeake VA 23322 (757) 277-9638

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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:

Owner/General ManagerDaryl Gage, Owner/General Manager

Daryl has always had a passion for learning and helping others learn. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree from the Defense Intelligence College in Washington D.C. He served 24 years in the military and is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. During his Marine Corps career he specialized in Cryptologic Operations, Signal Intelligence, Information and Electronic Warfare. His duties included a tour at the National Security Agency and overseas in Iraq, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Cuba. His desire to help kids not be afraid or intimidated by math prompted him to open a Mathnasium Learning Center. He believes it's a great way to give back to the community.

Center DirectorPeter Carr, Director of Operations

Peter is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration. He majored in Management and Economics and has plans to pursue a Master's in Business Administration. His undergraduate degree required extensive math training from basic statistics up to matrix algebra and differential equations. While working as an AVID tutor in Virginia Beach Public Schools, he noticed that the majority of the students he worked with were struggling with math. He believes that the Mathnasium method is the best at addressing and correcting the various problems students have with math.

Center DirectorMaddie Earles, Center Director in Training

Maddie is a graduate of Longwood University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Minor in Computer Science. She loves playing fetch with her cat Han and taking trips to Busch Gardens with her eight-year-old cousin.

Favorite Number: goes on forever.

Favorite Math Joke: Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach? Because it was over 90 degrees!

I love Mathnasium because it gives kids a chance to excel. Kids find different ways to solve problems and I love seeing how they think.



Center DirectorSue Kassel, Lead Instructor

Sue is a mother of five who has three degrees in Math and Electrical Engineering. She loves volunteering at school and church. In her spare time, she enjoys Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

Favorite Number: 417. Why not?

Favorite Math Joke: What did the algebra student say to the equation?

 “No I can’t find your x, and I don’t know Y.”

I love Mathnasium because  I enjoy working with children and math, and Mathnasium allows me to do both!


Center DirectorEverett Burns, Instructor

When he is not helping students with math, Everett plays the French Horn in the Virginia Symphony. He has a music degree from Indiana University and Rice University. VA is the sixth state he's lived in, and Mathnasium of Chesapeake is the fourth Mathnasium he has worked for. In addition to music and math, Everett enjoys reading, playing video games, hiking and making ice cream

Favorite Number: φ

Favorite Math Joke: Why do teenagers travel in groups of 3 or 5? Because they cant

I love Mathnasium because I've seen so many students go through the Mathnasium program and come our feeling confident in their math skills for the first time.

Center DirectorBenjamin Olenick, Instructor

Benjamin is a college graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Virginia Tech. His love of math, with applications across every field, including population science, and his passion for inspiring the next generation of scientists drew him to Mathnasium. Ben loves bird watching and hiking in his free time and hopes to one day hike the El Camino!

Favorite Number: 64, The Nintendo 64 was a big part of his childhood.

Favorite Math Joke: Why couldn't the angle get a loan? Its partner wouldn't cosine.

I love Mathnasium because it is extremely fulfilling to see students come in and be excited to learn.


Center DirectorDaniel Olenick, Instructor

Daniel is an Engineering Major planning on changing to a Vocal Education Major to follow his passion for music and teaching kids. He loves singing, playing piano, and live streaming. He continues to improve his musical skills day by day to hopefully become a conductor.

Favorite Number: 64

Favorite Math Joke: I don't get the point of decimals. I'm more partial to fractions

I love Mathnasium because I really enjoy watching kids develop the same understanding that I developed long ago.



Center DirectorMadeline Eller, Instructor

Madeline is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor's in Psychology, a minor in Mathematics and a Master's in Elementary Education. She has been working with students for over ten years and math has always been her favorite subject to learn and teach. She also enjoys, cooking, shopping and being outs

Favorite Number: 4

Favorite Math Joke: What did the acorn say when he grew up? Gee I'm a Tree (Geometry)

I love Mathnasium because it allows students to think about math in ways they never have before, and I get to see their excitement as they succeed at solving problems on their own.


Center DirectorCarrie Brown, Instructor

Carrie is a junior in the IB program at Oscar Smith High School. She enjoys sailing, playing tennis, and camping in her free time. Her favorite subjects have always been math and science, and she hopes to be a pilot one day.

Favorite Number: 3, because she has 3 brothers.

Favorite Math Joke: Why did pi get its driver's license revoked? It never stopped going

I love Mathnasium because: helping students grow confident in their math skills is beyond rewarding!





Center DirectorGreydon Sarvis, Instructor

Greydon is a senior at Grassfield High School in the Governor's STEM Academy. He is an Eagle Scout and loves all things outdoors including backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. He loves movies and one of his favorite places to be is at the movie theater. In the Fall of 2022, he will be studying Computer Science at North Carolina State University.

Favorite Number: Ø, because it is all around us!

Favorite Math Joke: What do you call recycled calculus jokes? Derivative humor!

I love Mathnasium because: I love being able to help someone reach their full academic potential and find their confidence in their math skills.



Center DirectorDave Weddle, Instructor

Dave is a retired small business manager and father of four homeschooled children. He started working at Mathnasium because his children thought he would be a kind and patient instructor. He enjoys doing outdoor activities with his wife and children.

Favorite Number: 3. It reminds me of triangles, which are stable, strong, and useful.

Favorite Math Joke: Why can't a nose be 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot.

I love Mathnasium because: of the people. The relationships with the parents, students, and staff are a treasure.