Mathnasium 2667 Freedom Pkwy, Cumming GA 30041 (470) 567-6284

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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:




Faye Tarsches, Owner/Center Director

We are excited about opening Mathnasium Learning Center of Coal Mountain in August 2019.

Faye has worked in management positions which include big box retail as well as office manager in medical and senior living communities. Faye's retail experience includes Human Resource, Store Manager and Regional Pricing Coordinator for 300 stores. Faye is also a serial entrepreneur, ranging from embroidery to her current business, Kathy's Cape. Faye started this business in memory of her dear friend Kathy that lost her couragious battle with cancer. Faye made her first cape for Kathy to keep her warm while she was having chemotherapy infusions.

As the Center Director, Faye looks forward to working with each student and their families to provide the student with the same growth and confidence in math that our granddaughter experienced through Mathnasium.


Russell Tarsches, Owner

We are excited about opening Mathnasium Learning Center of Coal Mountain in August 2019. 

Rusty is a graduate from the University of Georgia, Terry Business school with a degree in accounting. After attaining his CPA License, he went into a family owned CPA practice in South Florida. Rusty then started his own company selling, installing and training on accounting software solutions. After selling this company, Rusty became the CFO of a startup software development company in Atlanta. Because of this endeavor, we have called Atlanta home since 2003. As a result of this opportunity, Rusty spent the next 10 years in healthcare services as a senior member of management in finance and accounting. Utilizing the experiences and the knowledge that he acquired, Rusty has spent the last 6 years working with private equity sponsors of healthcare provider groups, serving as their interim Controller or CFO.


Bailey McCachren, Instructor

Bailey is a senior at Forsyth Central High School. She will graduate in the spring of 2020 from the STEM program at FCHS. Bailey plays softball for both her high school and travel team. She is committed to play softball for the University of Tennessee and intends to major in biomedical engineering. Bailey has a 4.0 GPA and has taken multiple advanced math classes including AP Calculus AB/BC and currently taking multivariable calculus. She is a member of Science Olympiad and Beta Club. Outside of school and softball, she loves being outdoors or spending time with kids.


Matthew Hall, Instructor

Matthew is currently a senior in the Forsyth Central High School STEM Academy. He has a 4.2 GPA and has taken math classes up to Multivariable Calculus throughout high school including AP Calculus AB/BC. He has earned academic achievements for his AP Exam scores and scored a 35 on the ACT math section. He is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Science Olympiad, and the Forsyth Central Ambassadors. He has had past experiences in mentoring and tutoring and enjoys doing so with kids and his peers. 


Courtney Patten, Instructor

Courtney is currently a freshman at the University of Georgia. She is a member of the Honors College and is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Film Studies. She hopes to work for an animation studio or become a visual effects artist in the future. In her free time, Courtney likes to draw, watch movies, and paint.


Shekina Shindano, Instructor

Shekina is currently a freshman at the University of Georgia majoring in International Affairs and minoring in French. She's a member of the Georgia Club Gymnastics Team and African Student Union. Shekina loves working with children and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, coaching gymnastics, and listening to music.


Hunter Bell, Instructor

Hunter is a senior in the Engineering pathway of the STEM academy at Forsyth Central High School. He is currently taking AP calculus AB & BC as well as AP physics C: Mechanics & Electromagnetism. Throughout his high school career, he has accumulated a 4.2 GPA, been a member of TSA, Beta Club, the electric vehicle team, and competed in and won seaperch underwater robotics competitions. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing his guitar, and listening to vinyl records on his record player.


Elisha Shindano, Instructor

I am currently a sophomore at Forsyth Central High School and a member of the STEM Academy. I have a 4.1 GPA and am taking accelerated math classes up to Pre-Calculus. I am a member of TSA, Beta Club, Varsity Track and Robotics at Central. Through volunteering, I have worked with kids teaching programming and other STEM subjects. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and editing videos.


Lyresh Naces, Instructor

Lyresh is currently a senior at Alliance Academy for Innovation and DECA President of the School Stores. She is pursuing the Marketing Program, as well as the Healthcare Information Technology Program at AAI. She has a 4.2 GPA and has taken accelerated math classes up to AP Calculus BC level. She has a passion for working with children of any age and currently volunteers in childcare. In addition, she enjoys filming and editing videos as well as spending time with family.


Ethan Ma, Instrustor

Ethan Ma is a current senior in the 2021 graduating class at Forsyth Central High School and is part of the Engineering Pathway in the STEM Academy. He has a 4.5 GPA and has completed math classes up to AP Calculus AB/BC. Additionally, he has scored 800s in both the SAT Math section and SAT Math 2 Subject. In his free time, he likes to 3D Print, participate in the FRC Robotics Club at Central, solve Rubik's Cubes, and hang out with his friends.


Ayush Panda, Instructor

Ayush Panda is a current senior in the 2021 graduating class at Forsyth Central High School as a part of the Engineering pathway under the STEM academy. He has a 4.5 GPA and has completed up to AP Calculus AB/BC, currently dual enrolled at Ga. Tech taking Linear Algebra. He is a National Merit semifinalist along with a perfect 800 on the SAT Math section. His passions include robotics and software engineering and teaching those to others. In his free time, he likes to play golf and listen to music.


Diya Patel, Instructor

Diya is a senior in the biotech pathway of the STEM Academy at Forsyth Central High School. She has taken 10 Aps and 6 honor classes. She has taken math classes up to AP Calculus AB/BC and is currently taking AP Statistics. She is a member of HOSA, DECA, Beta club, and National Technical Honors Society. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, baking, and hanging out of friends. 

Risk-Free Math Skills Assessment

The best way to see if we are a good fit for your child’s needs is to visit our center, meet the instructors and have your student complete a Risk-Free Math Skills Assessment.