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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:

Eunice Magnusson, Center Director

Education: B.A. Math Education - Western Governors University

Related Experience:  Substitute K-12 Math Teacher for the DODEA

Fun Fact! Ms. Magnusson grew up in Japan!

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Topology

Favorite Mathnasium Character:

Lisa Ingram, Assistant Center Director

Education: A.A. - Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Related Experience: Spent many years doing applied math (real world problems) in the business world.

Fun Fact! Ms. Ingram spends her time as an abstract painter.

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Calculus

Favorite Mathnasium Character:


Mark Kriston (aka Mr. K), Owner

Education: M.B.A. - University of Chicago, B.S. Mathematics - Cal State, Los Angeles

Related Experience: 20-year career in the computer industry, Math teacher at high school and college levels.

Teach Certification: Illinois type 09 (Secondary)

Other: Mark lives in Lincoln Park with his wife Kathy. They have two sons, Ira and Garret

Fun Fact! Mr. K's resume includes "bookbinder." He lived breifly in New Orleans where he bound deeds, marriage licenses, and other legal documents into large volumes that he sewed, glued and lettered by hand. After moving to Los Angeles, Mr. K used his bookbinding skills to do rare book restoration for the Huntington Library in nearby San Marino - and pay for his math degree!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Number Theory

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Michelle Yuen, Instructor

Education: B.A. Mathematics, Biochemistry concentration - Carleton College

Related Experience: Academic research at the University of Louisiana Math Department

Fun Fact! Ms. Yuen accidentally walked onto the set of the movie Pitch Perfect while doing research in Louisiana!

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Measure Theory and Algebraic Topology

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Elaine Reich, Instructor

Education: J.D. - Loyola University School of Law

Related Experience: Research attorney; substitute teacher and librarian at the University of Chicago Lab Schools

Fun Fact! Ms. Reich has fun being in nature. Her favorite vacations include hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, hearing her voice in Echo Canyon, New Mexico, seeing the wildflowers in Door County, Wisconsin, and strolling through Central Park in NYC!

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Statistics

Favorite Mathnasium Character:

Andrew Moore, Instructor

Education: B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Economics - University of South Carolina

Related Experience: Tutored math while attending college

Fun Fact! Mr. Moore enjoys going fishing while visiting his family in Florida!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Mathematical Finance

Favorite Mathnasium Character:

Mustafa Mohammad, Instructor

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Milwaukee School of Engineering

Related Experience: Tutored Calculus while attending college

Fun Fact! Mr. Mohammad went sky diving for his 21st birthday!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: String Theory

Favorite Mathnasium Character:

Danny Khananisho, Instructor

Education: B.Sc. Psychology, (expected) M.A. Philosophy - Loyola University Chicago

Related Experience: Tutored calculus in college.

Fun Fact! Mr. Khananisho likes to study ancient languages in his free time!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Topology

Favorite Mathnasium Character:

Ashley Welch, Instructor

Education: B.A. -  University of Kansas

Related Experience:  Passed both the Probability and Financial Mathematicas actuarial exams.

Fun Fact! Ms. Welch has hiked the Great Wall of China!

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Physics

Favorite Mathnasium Character:


Katie Mediate, Instructor

Education: (expected) B.S. Applied Math - Loyola  Universitity 

Related Experience: Tutored math student for 3 years

Fun Fact! Ms. Mediate loves to ski!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Fluid Dynamics 

Favorite Mathnasium Character:

Will Lupica , Instructor

Education: B.S. in Film with minor in Mathematics - Middlebury College

Related Experience: Tutored SAT & ACT prep as well as linear algebra and calculus while in high school and college 

Fun Fact! Mr. Lupica is enrolled at Harold Ramis Film School at Second City studying comedy filmaking!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Advanced Probability 

Favorite Mathnasium Character: 

Matt Rowland , Instructor

Education: Masters in Supply Chain Mangagement - University of Texas; Bachelors in Finance & Supply Chaine Management - Indiana University at Bloomington 

Related Experience: Tutored in high school as a part of National Honor Soceity 

Fun Fact! Mr. Rowland spent two weeks in the Philippines (Manila, Clark, Baguio) in 2016!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Probability and Statistics 

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Nikki Menis, Instructor

Education: (expected) B.S. Neuroscience, B.S. Psychology - Depaul University

Related Experience:  Former tutor at Kumon Learning Center, Chemistry tutor at WashU in St. Louis

Fun Fact! Ms. Menis has hiked the White Mountains in New Hamsphire!

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Theretical Physics 

Favorite Mathnasium Character:


Cameron Keenan, Instructor

Education: M.M. Music Performance- Depaul University; B.M. Music Performance - Ball State University 

Related Experience: Tutored students in math high school and college

Fun Fact! Mr. Keenan teaches bassoon lessons!

Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Non- Euclidean Geometry

Favorite Mathnasium Character: 

Abigail Johnson, Instructor

Education: B.S. in Math and Graduate Program in Secondary Ed from Michigan State 

Related Experience: Taught High School Math and Physics at Chicago Public Schools

Fun Fact! Ms. Johnson plays the French Horn!

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Statistics 

Favorite Mathnasium Character: 

Jake Berger, Instructor

Education: B.S. in Environmental Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. at Indiana University Bloomington

Related Experience: Taught undergraduate biology and mathematics courses at Indiana University

Fun Fact! Mr. Berger also work for the Environmental Protection Agency!

Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Calculus


The CenterThe "Third Teacher," The Center

Just as an instructor guides and promotes a child’s learning, so does the environment where that learning takes place. Design and function at the Mathnasium of Ravenswood Center are guided by a collaborative project on learning environments: "The Third Teacher - 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching and Learning." 

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