Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Solomon Mason

Director - Center Operations
Solomon Mason is an innovative problem solver who is excited to be part of the Mathnasium of Downtown Silver Spring team! He is an experienced education program manager with 10+ years of experience as a math tutor and coordinating STEM enrichment programs. He has held various positions in Mathnasium franchise operations since 2018. Solomon studied Engineering and Mathematics at Northern Illinois University, and leverages creative business practices and process improvement techniques to implement intensive program parameters that leads to student success. Solomon is a huge advocate for STEM literacy, and is very passionate in helping dispel the negative stigmas of mathematics. He believes math is the centerpiece to a child's foundational learning, helping develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Solomon's main goal is to help build the confidence and competency of the students at Mathnasium, and it is his belief that the success of every student requires a supportive background to educate, encourage, and inspire them to achieve their full potential.

James Riley

Assistant Center Director
James Riley thoroughly enjoys getting to know the unique, interesting, and excellent students of Mathnasium Downtown Silver Spring. He believes in the approach that each student deserves a personal connection to their education, and appreciates Mathnasium having the opportunity for instructors to work alongside students on the material focused on their individual needs. James has a B.A. in English Literature from Dickinson College and a M.A. in Education from Wilmington University. He has worked with students of all ages and helped them discover (or rediscover) the joys of mathematics in various settings. James believes that math is just as beautiful and fun as it is practical. His goal is to help students see math not just as calculations, but as a way to solve problems humanity has faced throughout our collective story as well as a source of connection and liberation. James strongly believes math is a tool that shapes the world and it belongs in the hands and minds of all students.

James Sullivan

Assistant Center Director - @Home
If your student has an opportunity to work in our @Home environment, they will be lucky enough to meet James! James is one of our most experienced Mathnasium instructors, and leads all instructional staff in the @Home platform. James' educational background includes an undergraduate focus on pre-med, with some engineering courses mixed in. His attraction to math began at an early age, but has only grown as he's learned more about what has been accomplished with math. James believes that math can be appreciated through something as basic as realizing that smartphones wouldn't exist without it, to something as complex as the fascinating explanation of the physical world and it's natural forces. We are thrilled that James feels that working at Mathnasium has been one of the most rewarding jobs he's had! Getting to witness kids learn to develop an appreciation for math as their skills and confidence grow gives James hope for the future - as he truly feels that math has the potential to help solve many future world problems through its application in technology and medicine.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor
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