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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:

Larry Martinek, Mathnasium Chief Instructional Officer

Larry spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner-city to public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry served as both classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He trained teachers in the art and science of boosting student’s ability to “do” math, thereby increasing student’s math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculums ever produced for teaching math.

While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, he is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students. 

Christian Schomaker, Owner 

 Christian is the owner of Mathnasium of Corpus Christi. He and his wife are fully engaged parents who have two children enrolled in CCISD's Gifted and Talented/International Baccalaurate program so he fully understands the challenges and opportunities shared by all parents across South Texas.  Prior to opening  his Mathnasium center, Christian served our country as a naval officer and pilot,  specializing in all things aviation.  His experience as a pilot in Naval Aviation gave  him great experience in everyday mathematics.  He has an MBA from the Naval  Postgraduate School and graduated with distinction from the University of South  Carolina. Christian is enthusiastic  about helping every child in Corpus Christi truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. He has taught and  tutored children of all ages, and he is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. Christian has volunteered at National Little League and Upwards Basketball.


 Camilla Childs, Center Director and Instructor

Camilla is a native of Corpus Christi and was fortunate to live in the United Kingdom for a few years.  She graduated from Texas A&M- Corpus Christi with a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering and uses her exceptional math and teaching skills to instruct and mentor all the students (but especially the young ladies) enrolled at Mathnasium about career opportunities in STEM.   She is an avid surfer and can be found surfing North Packery Channel and Port Aransas as well as racing sailboats from Corpus Christi's T-heads and is passionate about her home garden. Camilla was the very first instructor at Mathnasium of Corpus Christi and has five years of experience helping children meet their full potential in math.  She knows how to help you get your child to where they need to be in math. 



Roopa Bindingnavale, Certified Instructor

Roopa is a senior at Ray High School and is participating in the International Baccalaureate Program. In addition to great math skills and numerical fluency, she enjoys participating in Destination Imagination, National Honor Society, perfecting her oboe talent, and serving her community via the Aquateen Program at the Texas State Aquarium.

Alyson Brearley, Certified Instructor

A senior at London High School, Alyson instructs using strong math and superb interpersonal skills. She enjoys participating in the Four H program and other clubs at LHS.


Sriya Checkuri, Certified Instructor 

Sriya is a recent graduate of Veterans High School where she graduated at the top of her class and held numerous positions in student government. 

Phuoc Mai, Certified Instructor

Phuoc was born in Vietnam but was raised and has since lived here in Corpus Christi. He is a graduate of Richard King High School and is currently enrolled at TAMUCC where he is pursuing a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. When he's not shaping lives at Mathnasium, Phuoc enjoys spending time in the gym and working/playing on his computer that he built himself. He IS the strongest man in math- there is no number too large.




Malia Schomaker, Certified Instructor

Malia is a senior at Ray High School and is participating in the International Baccalaureate Program. In addition to great math skills and numerical fluency, she enjoys participating in Destination Imagination, acting/singing at Harbor Playhouse, and interacting with the public via the Aquateen Program at the Texas State Aquarium.

Leah Swinney, Certified Instructor 

Leah is our staff meteorologist. If we think it's raining, we ask her to make sure. She is studying Atmospheric Science at TAMUCC and has completed an internship at Colorade State.

Brittany Marx, Certified Instructor

A native of Round Rock, Texas, Brittany has a degree in mathematics with a minor in business administration from the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She enjoys kayaking and beach activities. Growing up, she participated in Girl Scouts and earned the silver award. She really enjoys helping children overcome the fear of math.

Elizabeth Norman, Certified Instructor

 Elizabeth is an Environmental Sciences major at Texas A&M University. A Native of Whidbey Island, Washington, Elizabeth has a love of math and children.





Vidya Venkatraman, Certified Instructor

 Vidya is a graduate of Texas A&M - Corpus Christi with two degrees: Mathematics and Accounting.  She was born way up north, in the Great White North of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, but moved to the warm weather of South Texas as a child. She is a graduate of Mary Carroll High School where she routinely placed in the top levels of the UIL Math Competitions.  She resides in the Corpus Christi Southside.




Airwin Villaflor, Certified Instructor 

 Airwin is pursuing a Nursing Degree at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. 

Ann Volpe, Certified Instructor

Ann is a highly experienced math instructor who loves helping your children reach their full potential.