Mathnasium 7430 80th Street, #104, Cottage Grove MN 55016 (651) 560-5477

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We open for In-Center instruction and also offering online @home sessions

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:

Pauline Ho, Center Director 

Pauline has been a Medical Laboratory Scientist for over 15 years, using Math and Science in her daily work. She understands the importance of having a strong foundation in Math opens many opportunities to a child’s future. Pauline graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology and finished some graduate course work at the University of St. Thomas. Pauline is married to an Electrical Engineer and is raising two gifted children who thoroughly enjoy the Mathnasium experience.   Pauline decided to open a Mathnasium center in Cottage Grove to help children improve their Math skills and as a way of giving back to the community that they have lived in for the last ten years.


Alec McCoy, Assistant Center Director

 Alec is a graduate student at Bemidji State University, working toward a Master of Business Administration degree. At Mathnasium, Alec likes to empower students with an understanding of Math in real world situations. When not teaching, he enjoys boating and travelling.


Drew Balint, Lead Instructor

Drew is a gifted student at Park High School. He has an unconditional love for Math and wants to become a math teacher. Besides school and work, Drew plays Football in the Summer and Fall.


Aubrey Rekstad, Instructor

Aubrey is an athletic Senior at Park High School. She is involved with Link Crew and plays for the girls lacrosse team. After highschool, she plans on studying Architectural Engineering. Aubrey enjoys her art and math classes in school, and hopes to build lasting relationships with the students at Mathnasium.  


Seth Rumpza, Instructor 

Seth is a gifted student who attends Park High School. He has a love for Math and Science and would like to go into Chemistry or Physics when he is older. On the side, Seth plays Hockey and is into Speedcubing.


Brooke Holtan, Instructor

Brooke is a junior at Park High school. She really likes to spread her love of Math to those who have a hard time. In her free time, she does Competitive Figure Skating year round.


Devin Plank, Instructor

Devin is a gifted student at Hastings High School. He has taken Math courses in the University of Minnesota Talent Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP). In addition to a sense of humor, Devin's love of Math and Science inspires Mathnasium students to do more, work hard, and aim for higher standards in school. In his free time, Devin plays Baseball, Golf, and Hockey.