Mathnasium 5512 Staples Mill Plaza, Dale City VA 22193 (703) 436-2526   dalecity@mathnasium.com

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Our center is open by appointment only. Please see the 'Schedule' page or call us for more details on how to set up an appointment!

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:

 

OwnerJustin Pearce, Center Director

Justin is a graduate from Thiel College with a degree in PR/Integrated Marketing and Advertising. Before coming to Mathnasium, he worked as the Marketing Manager at Pinnacle Fitness Studio. Justin was drawn to Mathnasium because he loves the atmosphere and getting the opportunity to work as a team to benefit those who are struggling in math. Fun fact: Justin also runs his own apparel business!


OwnerArwa Saleem, Assistant Center Director

Arwa studied Materials Science and Engineering at the Institute of Space Technology in Pakistan. She was first exposed to the world of math education while tutoring students from home and babysitting her millions of baby cousins. Arwa was drawn to Mathnasium because she knows she can help kids with math and she wants to make math more enjoyable for everyone! When she’s not at Mathnasium, Arwa loves to travel and see new places--she believes she was born to see the world!

 


Ben Bramsen, District Manager

Ben got his start in education while volunteering at the Indianapolis Zoo with marine animals such as walruses -- which he regards as the best animals in the animal kingdom! Answering questions posed about the animals and what could be done to help the environment piqued his interest in other forms of education. He appreciates that at Mathnasium you can see the progression and positive impact on students’ lives each day. In his free time, Ben can be found hanging out with his Corgi, Riley, playing guitar (although rather poorly he admits readily), and exploring new places!


 

Nicki Atwood, Owner, COO

Nicki hails from Baltimore and studied Physics and Chemistry at University of Richmond. While working with students in college, she noticed that many times students are held back because of a gap in their educational foundation and that drew her to Mathnasium’s unique approach. When not at Mathnasium, Nicki loves to visit different cities and hang out with her cat. In fact, she loves pets of all shapes and sizes, and has had many different types of pets, including a dog, a mouse, a rabbit, and even a hedgehog!


OwnerJames Temple, Owner

James developed a passion for and proficiency with Mathematics during his middle and high school years. In 2000, James graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Mathematics and a love for solving all types of problems. He took those skills into the United States Air Force where he served for 7 years as an aircraft maintenance officer. It was during these years that James had the opportunity to tutor home schooled children and really started to appreciate the frustration that many kids feel towards Mathematics. James left the Air Force in 2007 to go back to the University of Virginia where he received his Master's of Business Administration degree from the Darden School of Business.


Owner/Center DirectorJoAnn Temple, Owner

JoAnn became interested in the education of children while raising her four sons and assisting them with their homework. She obtained a degree in early childhood education while simultaneously working at an early intervention and rehab facility, which served children with special needs. There she was given many opportunities in varying positions within the agency. During this time she gained valuable knowledge and experience focusing on the development of young children. In more recent years she worked in an early childhood special education program and was also a substitute teacher in the public school system. Through these experiences she gained first hand knowledge of how frustrating it can be for teachers to try to meet the needs of all their students with limited resources and other constraints. Mathnasium represents an opportunity for James and JoAnn, as a mother and son team, to combine their complimentary experiences, education and fundamental values to help kids learn math.


Success In Math Is Just the Beginning!

Teaching math is not just what we do, it's all we do. We teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. We know that math can change their lives and they can change the world.

Schedule your FREE ASSESSMENT online or call (703) 214-3798 to get started!