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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:

CenterDirectorNishu Patel, Owner

Nishu Patel is the owner of the Mathnasium of Dickson City. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems in 2009. She has ten years of experience running her own business in Pennsylvania. Nishu became interested in the education of children while raising her son and daughter and assisting them with their school work. That’s when Nishu came across Mathnasium, and she just fell in love with the program that offers an opportunity to learn math for students of all grades. That’s why she partnered with her brother to open Mathnasium of Dickson City. Because, Nishu believes that every child can be great at math using the Mathnasium Method, which teaches kids math in a way that makes sense to them!



CenterDirectorMohit Patel, Owner

Mohit Patel is the co-owner of the Mathnasium of Dickson City. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting. Prior to opening this center, he worked as an accountant at a company in Hazleton, PA and before that, he worked as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual.  Working in different industries has shown him how important it is to have a proper math education. That’s why when he learned about Mathnasium through a friend and saw how the Mathnasium Method has helped other students, he decided to open one of his own with his sister Nishu. He truly believes that Mathnasium can change children’s attitude towards math and help develop a deep understanding of “number sense”.


CenterDirectorRegan Hughes, Instructor

Hi! My name is Regan Hughes and I am a Mid Valley High School grad. I am a current sophomore at the University of Scranton, majoring in Middle School Math Education. My love for math began in middle school, where a wonderful teacher taught me how to love it. Since then, my love for math has only deepened and I hope I can help you/ your child find that love too! 

Aside from math, I have a great passion for CrossFit, the sport of fitness. I take great pride in health and helping others reach their goals in all areas of life. 

I am so excited to meet you and share my love for math! 

CenterDirectorOlivia Bartowski, Instructor

Hello! My name is Olivia Bartkowski and I am a recent graduate of Temple University. I received a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and am certified to teach grades Pre-k through 6th grade in Pennsylvania. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Reading Education at Marywood University. I am extremely passionate about math and have always been good at it. I love explaining math concepts to students and helping them understand math in a way that is best for them. 
Aside from math and teaching, I am very passionate about traveling, being outdoors, and music. Over the past year and a half I have visited 5 different countries, including England, France, and Italy!
I am so excited to help your student learn to love math as much as I do!


CenterDirectorPriya Patel, Instructor

Hi! My name is Priya. I was born and raised in California and have my Bachelors of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Currently, I am enrolled in the Pre- PA program at Marywood University. 

Growing up, algebra was one of my favorite subjects because I absolutely loved solving problems, and still do. My ultimate goal and passion is to make a difference and have a positive impact on others - this is why I enjoy tutoring the youth and am pursuing a career in medicine. 

Aside from tutoring and studying, I spend my time at local coffee shops, hiking and traveling as much and as often as I can!  

CenterDirectorBrianna Dade, Instructor

Brianna Dade is a recent graduate of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Master’s of Biomedical Science program. Prior to obtaining her master’s, she studied General Science, Health Professions at Penn State, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree. She hopes to attend medical school in the upcoming years to become a pediatrician. Her love for math comes along with her love for science, as scientific advancements rely on math. Her interest in instructing children comes naturally with her interest in caring for children.
Aside from Mathnasium, Brianna has dedicated her life to understanding and     improving the well-being of others. She previously worked as a childhood obesity research assistant and is heavily involved in her community through Special Olympics and the Adult Basic Literacy Education at Marywood University.


CenterDirectorColby Hughes, Instructor

Hello! My name is Colby Hughes, and I am currently a student at Mid Valley High School. Math has always been my favorite subject, therefore it’s a tremendous honor to be able to guide children to understanding math. I am so excited to help your child’s math skills improve while simultaneously increasing their love for the subject!





Angela Leonard, Instructor

Hello! My name is Angela Leonard. I graduated from Clarks Summit University in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Math Education. I have always enjoyed the challenges that come with studying mathematics, and it is my desire to work alongside students as they navigate those challenges. I have tutored students of all ages in elementary and high school, and I have seen firsthand how valuable a strong foundation in mathematics can be both inside and outside of the classroom.




Rachel Dempsey, Instructor

Hi, I'm Rachel, and I attend Abington Heights High School! My favorite subject in school has always been math, and I hope and plan to go to college with some sort of math major. I've competed in many school math competitions and plan to continue in the future, while tutoring others to help them further their math education. I was actually a student at the Mathnasium for a while, but after I finished my learning plan, I thought about how much fun it would be to help others in math, too. I, then, was lucky enough to be hired as an instructor, and I love being able to interact with the students, while simultaneously helping them learn math.




CenterDirectorLaura Romanovich, Instructor

Hello! I'm Laura Romanovich and I'm a 2014 graduate of Valley View High School and a 2018 graduate of The University of Scranton, where I majored in Biology and Philosophy. I have been tutoring math in various capacities since I was in middle school, and have worked with students at every level from elementary through college calculus. I enjoy the creative problem solving and logic that underlies the field of mathematics. Over the years, I have developed a love for working with young students and seeing their skills and confidence build over time. I have found that teaching is something I am passionate about, and must say my parents were right when they told me they see me as a math teacher when I grow up.

Aside from math, I'm passionate about ecological research and conservation. I also work as a marine biology research assistant and love spending time hiking outside. I look forward to getting to know your student and being able to inspire them to learn and grow!