Mathnasium 2667 Freedom Pkwy, Cumming GA 30041 (470) 567-6284   coalmountain@mathnasium.com

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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.


 

Shayan Aqeel, Instructor

Shayan Aqeel is a rising senior in the engineering pathway of the STEM academy at Forsyth Central High School. Shayan has taken math courses up through AP Calculus AB and BC and has accumulated a GPA of 4.39 during his time at Central. In his spare time, Shayan enjoys making/listening to music and hanging out with his friends.


  

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

Elisha is a current junior at South Forsyth High school part of the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate programme. Elisha is also a member of the Thrive Scholars program class of 2026. He has a 4.3 GPA and he has taken math courses up to calculus. In his free time Elisha enjoys graphic design, hanging out with friends and editing videos.


  

Avery Hamilton, Instructor

Avery Hamilton is currently a senior enrolled in the engineering pathway in the STEM program at Forsyth Central High School. She has a 4.2 GPA and has completed math courses up to Calculus BC. She is a member of the Technology Student Association and National Art Honors Society. Her hobbies include art and puppetry. 


  

Jasmine White, Instrustor

I am currently a junior enrolled in the biotech pathway in the STEM program at Forsyth Central High School, planning to graduate in 2023. I have a 4.3 GPA and I have completed math courses up to Pre-Calculus. At school, I participate in the Multicultural Student Union, Beta Club, and the Technology Student Association. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, reading, and embroidery.

 


  

Justin Askew, Instructor

Justin is currently a senior at North Forsyth High School. He has taken math up to AP calculus AB/BC and is currently in AP statistics. He is a member of the North Forsyth varsity soccer team, and he sings for his schools’ top chamber choir. He loves listening to music, building Legos, and rock climbing in his free time.

 


  

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. 


Parker Ferrer, Instructor

Parker Ferrer is currently a freshman at Forsyth Central High School and a member of the Engineering Pathway of the STEM Academy. He has a 4.2 GPA and has taken accelerated math courses up to Algebra II/Geo B. He is a member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team and Robotics team at Central. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, running, and hanging out with friends.


Theresa Nguyen, Instructor

Theresa is a current sophomore of North Forsyth High School. She has a 4.1 GPA and has taken math classes up to Algebra II.  She is a member of Beta Club and Science Ambassadors and has a passion for working with children. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, listening to music, and hanging out with 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.