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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:

Paul & Beth Kelly, Owners 

Our Story

Hello. We are Paul and Beth Kelly, owners/operators of Mathnasium of Dublin. Our relationship with Mathnasium began in 2012 when our daughter enrolled in Mathnasium to improve her Algebra skills. Our story may be similar to yours. After many evenings of ineffective homework help and, frankly, lots of family stress, we went in search of math tutoring for our daughter. What we found was a math learning method that turned our daughter's grades around in a few short months and profoundly spiked her overall confidence and interest in math. The Mathnasium method proved to be much more beneficial than one-on-one tutoring and improved our family life tremendously. We were so impressed with the Mathnasium model and the successful method of making math make sense that we opened a center in Dublin.

Paul Kelly, Center Director/ Owner

Paul has 27 years of experience in sales, management, and operational support in a diverse range of industries, including telecommunications, information technology, real estate, and hospitality. As a successful small business owner, he believes the true measure of success is how consistently a business exceeds customers' expectations. Paul is a proud veteran of the United States Army.

Math Joke:  Why wasn't the geometry teacher at School? Because she sprained her angle.

Favorite Number:  17, his daughter's age.

Fun Fact:  He has met two U.S. presidents.

Larry Martinek

Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program. 

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

 

Akanksha Dashora, Assistant Center Director

Akanksha (she/her) is a senior at The Ohio State University, planning to graduate in May of 2021. She is a Middle Childhood Education major and will be starting her student teaching this coming semester. She hopes to teach Middle School math or science and would also love to get into policymaking or educational research one day. She has been working at the Mathnasium of Dublin since she was 16 years old and now works as the Assistant Center Director. In her free time, she likes spending time with friends and family, baking desserts, and spending time outdoors! She loves math because there is a reason for everything and all of the concepts connect to each other. It literally comes "full circle" sometimes.

Favorite Movie Quote: "The carousel never stops turning" ~ Greys Anatomy

 

Amira Dehmani, Lead Instructor

Amira (she/her) is a first-year student at Stanford University, planning to major in Political Science on the Justice and Law track. She hopes to work as a Criminal Defense attorney on Justice System Reform in her future. At Stanford, she is a member of Mock Trial, Frosh Council, and Stanford Women in Politics. She has worked at Mathnasium since the spring of her junior year of high school and has loved her time here.

During high school, she was the captain of Dublin Coffman's Track and Field team, an officer in National Honors Society, and a member of JSA. She received the Community Champion Award, Celebration of Excellence Award and was the Salutatorian of her graduating class. She loves math because it allows her to think outside of the box and is one big puzzle that she can solve. 

Favorite Movie Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it's not going to get better, it's not." ~The Lorax

 

Gavin Weiss, CIO/Lead Instructor

Gavin (he/him) is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School. He is still deciding between the Savannah College of Art and Design and the University of Cincinnati but he plans to major in Industrial Design either way. Gavin enjoys traveling with his friends and family as well as 3D design, skateboarding, skiing, and short-term investing. He has been working at Mathnasium for the past two years and got involved after his sister was a student. He loves math because every problem it’s like a fun little puzzle.

Favorite Movie Quote: "pizza time!"~ Spiderman 3

 

Hannah McManaway, Lead Instructor

Hannah (she/her) is a senior at Triad High School. She is the first person in her school to take classes at Ohio State University while in high school and hopes to major in biology on a pre-med track with the goal of becoming a pediatric surgeon. At Triad, Hannah is involved in Football Cheerleading, Golf, Track & Field, and a member of the National Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family. She has been at Mathnasium since the Spring of her sophomore year of high school. She learned about it from her sister who was a student at the time! She loves math because of the feeling of excitement you get after solving a challenging question.

Favorite Movie Quote: "Ugh, as if!"~ Clueless

 

Lisha Nawani, Lead Instructor

Lisha (she/her) is a first-year student at Ohio State University, majoring in Computer and Information Sciences, and hopes to pursue a Masters in Cybersecurity. She recently graduated from Dublin Jerome High School summa cum laude and has been accepted as part of the Choose Ohio First program at OSU for computer science students. Outside of class, Lishe has been working on app development and enjoys cooking. She has been at Mathnasium for three and a half years, starting out as a volunteer and began working once she turned 16. She loves math because she loves using logic and analytical reasoning to work through problems. She also enjoys the challenge it presents and the feeling of accomplishment she gets from finally figuring out a hard problem. 

Favorite Movie Quote: "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."~ Dead Poets Society

 Alexis Madden, Instructor

Alexis (she/her) is a senior at Dublin Scioto High School. At Scioto, Alexis is involved in the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Peer collaboration, Cooking club, and Water club. She is a volunteer for the Community cleanup at Avery Field and the Humane Society. She even competed in Ireland with AKJU Team America and placed in the top five! In her future, Alexis hopes to attend The Ohio State University and major in Aerospace Engineering. She has worked at Mathnasium for two years. She found out about Mathnasium when she received the Community Champion Award at Dublin Jerome from Paul! She loves math because it is the only subject in school that actually challenges her. She is never bored because it always kept her on her toes.

Favorite Movie Quote: "She doesn't even go here!"~Mean Girls

Anushka Nath, Instructor

Anushka (she/her) is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School. At Jerome, she is involved in Speech and Debate and Piano and is even a volunteer at COSI! She was recently awarded at Ohio's Speech and Debate State Competition as a Semifinalist and was recognized by the psychology department of Columbus State with the Dr. Carolyn Kaufman Student Recognition Award. However, she considers teaching all the wonderful students at Mathnasium her biggest accomplishment! Anushka started working at Mathnasium 6 months ago after her friend, now coworker, told her about how amazing the company and students are. She loves math because it helps her build and strengthen her critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun and engaging way. 

Favorite Movie Quote: "Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it!" - Tangled

Anvitha Gogineni, Instructor

Anvitha (she/her) is a first-year student at The Ohio State University, planning to major in Neuroscience. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, volleyball, baking, and crafting but her favorite way to pass time is hanging out with friends and family. Before Ohio State, Anvitha attended Dublin Jerome High School. She has been working at Mathnasium for almost two years! She was interested in teaching math so she decided to get involved at the end of her junior year. She loves math because it is challenging, and there is something new to learn every day!

Favorite Movie Quote: “Just keep swimming” ~ Finding Nemo

 

Brendan Donofrio, Instructor

Brendan (he/him) is a junior at the University of Central Florida studying Aerospace Engineering. At UCF, he is involved in Basketball and Football. He even made it on the Dean's list four semesters in a row! Brendan started working at Mathnasium beginning in January of this year, learning about Mathnasium through a colleague in class. He loves math because it is like an interactive language with which you can describe the world you live in.

Favorite Movie Quote: "The Problem Is Not The Problem. The Problem Is Your Attitude About the Problem."~ Jack Sparrow

 

 

Darya Shirzad, Instructor

Darya (she/her) is a junior at Dublin Jerome High School. At Jerome, she is the current president of the American Cancer Society club and a Key Club officer. She is also a member of Medical Club, Student Council, and Interact Club and throws shot and disc for the Track and Field team. She participated in the national competition for HOSA's Health Career Display event and placed 1st in states! After high school, she hopes to attend The Ohio State University or UCLA, planning to go into dentistry or pulmonology. She has been working at Mathnasium for almost 3 years, starting as a volunteer when she was 14! She loves math because it is very relaxing for her. It is a subject that she has never found boring because she knows she is never done learning new concepts. Plus, the serotonin that acing a math test gives her is indescribable. 

Favorite Movie Quote: "It's hard to be brought down when you have a balloon" ~ Winnie the Pooh

Elizabeth D'sa, Instructor

Elizabeth (she/her) is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior on the premed track. At Notre Dame, she is involved in club soccer, neuroscience, premed, and cultural clubs. She also volunteers at the hospital and is a big fan of playing intramural flag football, basketball, and badminton. Elizabeth even finished her fall semester on the Dean's List! She has been working for Mathnasium for four years now. Elizabeth loves math because of its objectivity. No matter what, there is always one answer; however, you can be as creative as you want in order to get there.

Favorite Movie Quote: "Great moments are born from great opportunity"~ Miracle (2004)

Ethan Chung, Instructor

Ethan (he/him) is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School, hoping to major in Mechanical Engineering in college but is also interested in Computer Science and Biomed. At Jerome, he plays the cello and is on the Track and Field team. He is a YYGS Alumni, in National Honors Society, and an AP Scholar with Distinction! His hobbies include guitar, going to the rec, and watching movies. Ethan has been working at Mathnasium for one year, after being recommended by friends. He loves math because no matter how hard it is, you can always figure it out.

Favorite Movie Quote: "To Infinity and Beyond!"~ Buzz Lightyear

 

Farah Hasan, Instructor

Farah (she/her) is a senior at The Ohio State University studying Biology with a minor in Creative Writing. At Ohio State, she is the President of Omega Gamma and the Vice President of Phi Sigma Pi. She recently took the MCAT and is finish a research project that she is trying to get published! In her free time, she enjoys painting and writing, or just spending time with her friends exploring the city! She has worked at Mathnasium since her junior year of high school after being introduced by a friend!

Favorite Movie Quote: "Love is the one thing that transcends time and space"~ Interstellar

 

Helen Hu, Instructor

Helen (she/her) is currently attending the University of Southern California in the Class of 2024, majoring in computer science and potentially a minor in statistics. Outside of class, she is involved in her school's Chinese American Student Association and enjoys photography, fashion, and experimenting with makeup. In her free time, she also enjoys calligraphy, hanging out with friends, and playing the viola. She has been working at Mathnasium since October of 2019 after being referred by another one of our instructors, Kareen! She loves math because it provides a concrete way to measure and analyze data which helps us learn about how and why things work.

Favorite Movie Quote:"I was like totally buggin" ~ Clueless

 

Jessica Jones, Instructor 

Jessica (she/her) is a senior at The Ohio State University studying Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in Math and science. She has been on the Dean’s list every semester at Ohio State and is a College of Education and Human Ecology Scholar. Outside of class, Jessica is involved in Disney Club, Bob Ross Painting Club, and Intramural Volleyball. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, playing sports and games, baking, and cooking. She has been working at Mathnasium for just less than a year and was referred by our Assistant Center Director, Akanksha! She loves math because there is always a right answer, but there can be many creative ways to get to that one answer! It is also a universal language of its own! 

Favorite Movie Quote: “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”~ The Greatest Showman

Justin Guo, Instructor

Justin (he/him) is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School, hoping to major in Material Science and Engineering in college. At Jerome, he is the President of the Quiz Team and a member of the Orchestra. He is also a National Merit Semifinalist and National AP Scholar! His hobbies include biking and listening to music. Justin started at Mathnasium in 2017 as a volunteer and started working as an employee when he turned 16! He has been working here for two years now! He loves math because learning how to do challenging questions and watching them become easier over time is satisfying. 

Favorite Movie Quote: "What can I say except you're welcome?"~ Moana

Katilynn Abrams, Instructor

Katilynn (she/her) is a junior at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Forensic Science with a chemistry minor. She hopes to work in a crime lab once she graduates and maybe even have a career with the FBI! She has made the Dean's list four times and the President's honor roll twice! She plays the flute in the university's concert band and was apart of the marching band for two years. Katilynn is also a member of the service sorority Tau Beta Sigma, which helps collegiate bands with a variety of things. In her free time, she loves to play soccer and read. She has been working at Mathnasium for just over a month now and was referred by her roommate! She loves math because she loves to solve puzzles and enjoys the challenge math can give her.

Favorite Movie Quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get"~ Forest Gump 

Kareen Sud, Instructor

Kareen (she/her) is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School and is a member of the National Honors Society, the secretary of the Chinese Club, the president of the Wellness club, and an AP Scholar! Outside of class, she is a Tennis player and coach! She loves traveling and interacting with people and learning things from them. In her future, she hopes to study Anthropology and possibly become a Doctor. Kareen has worked at Mathnasium for about three years, she even used to go to Mathnasium! She loves math because it is something that you need for almost everything in life. 

Favorite Movie Quote: “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”~ The Dark Knight

Katie Kotalac, Instructor

Katie (she/her) is a senior at The Ohio State University studying Middle Childhood Education and just completed her first semester of student teaching. She hopes to become a teacher this coming year in grades 4-9! At Ohio State, she is involved in College Mentors for Kids, Pen PALS OSU, and Intramural Volleyball. She has worked at Mathnasium for about 5 months and was referred by our Assistant Center Director, Akanksha! She believes it is a great way to apply her knowledge as a pre-service teacher. She loves math because it is like learning a new language! She loves learning about how different math concepts build onto each other and creating "light-bulb moments" for students when concepts click.

Favorite Movie Quote: "All one can do is the next right thing." ~ Frozen II

Meghana Sugoor, Instructor
Meghana (she/her) is a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School and plans to major in Biology on the pre-med track in college. At Davidson, she is a service coordinator for National Honor Society, the secretary of Interact Club, and an AP Scholar. Outside of the classroom, she loves baking, sketching, listening to music, and watching TV shows. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends. She has been working at Mathnasium for less than a month and learned about the job from a former instructor, Anushka! She loves math because it is like puzzle that requires trial and error to master and understanding how you reached the correct answer to a difficult problem is extremely rewarding!
 
Favorite Movie Quote: "Don't ever let somebody tell you, you can't do something." ~The Pursuit of Happyness
  

Nusrah Chowdhury, Instructor

Nusrah (she/her) is a first-year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in film and animation. She graduated from Dublin Jerome High School where she was involved in the National Honor Society and Track and Field team. She also won a Silver Key award for Scholastic Art and Writing! Outside of school she plays the ukelele and is a freelance artist. She loves math because she likes the satisfying feeling of solving a difficult problem.

Favorite Movie Quote: "Do you think God stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he's created?" ~ Spy Kids II

 Om Patil, Instructor

Om (he/him) is a senior at Dublin Coffman High School and is interested in Computer Science and Business. At Coffman, he is a member of the Youth Peer Mentor Program and an Emerald Campus Ambassador! He also directed Dublin's 2020 Event and formed an LLC! Om started out volunteering when he was 15, and is now an instructor at Mathnasium. In his free time, he enjoys going to the rec, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. He loves math because it has helped him develop logical and critical thinking skills which have been useful in many areas of his life.

Favorite Movie Quote: "You got a dream... You gotta protect it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period." ~ The Pursuit of Happyness

Reilly Vann, Instructor

Reilly (he/him) is a junior at Hilliard Davidson High School interested in studying Chemical Engineering in his future. At Davidson, Reilly is involved in swimming and is an Eagle Scout! He has worked at Mathnasium since September of this year and he got involved because he used to attend Mathnasium! He says it really helped him out, so he wanted to give back! Reilly loves math because Mathnasium made it easier for him.

Favorite Movie Quote: “The name is Bond.  James Bond.” ~ James Bond Series

 

Rosa Shuman, Instructor

Rosa (she/her) is a senior at the University of Central Florida, hoping to teach environmental science. At UCF, she is a member of the marching band, enjoys crafting with her hands, and loves being outside. Rosa has been working at Mathnasium for about a month now. She loves math because she absolutely loves those "aha!" moments!

Favorite Movie Quote: "He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo."~ Fred Weasley

Ruhi Sahu, Instructor

Ruhi (she/her) is a first-year at The Ohio State University, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in global public health on the pre-med track. She plans on becoming a physician in the future. At Ohio State, she is a member of Health Sciences Scholars, Team Captain and General Body Member of BuckeyeThon, a Freshman Representative of Indian American Association, and a member of Power in Neuroscience. She graduated from Dublin Jerome High School in May of 2020 where she was a member of National Honors Society, Vice President of the American Cancer Society, Co-Leader of Senior Cabinet, and Secretary of Mock Trial! In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, volunteering at the hospital, and spending time with her friends and family. She has been working at Mathnasium since she was 16 years old. She has always enjoyed math and volunteering with kids, so working at Mathnasium seemed like a great fit! She loves math because she enjoys overcoming the challenges that come along with it. 

Favorite Movie Quote: "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light" ~ Albus Dumbledore

Shahad Salman, Instructor

Shahad (she/her) is a first-year at Cornell University, planning to major in Global and Public Health Sciences on the pre-med track. At Cornell, she recently contributed to a magazine, is involved in some pre-professional groups, and is a member of groups advocating for different social issues. Outside of the classroom, she recently learned how to do her own laundry in college! She also improved at distinguishing her left from her right, which has been a life long struggle. Shahad has worked at Mathnasium for a year and a half, after one of our Lead Instructors, Amira, recommended she apply! She loves math because learning and truly understanding the complex processes of math is exhilarating, and being able to apply it makes it all worth it.

Favorite Movie Quote: "Never knock the way another cat swings, man."~ Across the Universe

Shreya Agarwal, Instructor

Shreya (she/her) is a junior at Dublin Coffman High School hoping to study Biomedical Sciences in her future. At Coffman, she plays Field Hockey and is a member of the National Honors Society, Medical Club, Interact Club, Science Olympiad, and the Freshman Mentor Program. She also volunteers at COSI, retirement homes, City of Dublin Events and is looking forward to volunteer at the Dublin Food Pantry. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends, bike, play frisbee, and workout! She has been working at Mathnasium since 2018 after her brother, a former Mathnasium employee, recommended her! She loves math because it connects us with many aspects of the world, helps us build problem-solving skills, and carves a path to diverse opportunities!

Favorite Movie Quote: "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"~ Sun Tzu

Susie Kim, Instructor

Susie (she/her) is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Architecture with a double minor in Business and Human-Computer Interaction. In her free time, she loves to travel with her friends and bake. She has worked at the Mathnasium of Dublin since she was a junior at Dublin Jerome High School! Susie loves math because it is applicable to so many situations and challenges her.

Favorite Movie Quote: "As if!" ~Clueless

 

Zareen Bhuiya, Instructor

Zareen (she/her) is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School. She intends to major in Health Sciences in college and is interested in the medical field. At Jerome, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Vice President of Multicultural Club, a French Club Officer, a member of the Celtic Advisory Program, a Wee Folk Room Volunteer, and a volunteer for the Avondale Senior Village. Outside of school, she enjoys puzzles and recently completed a 1,000 piece puzzle. She started working at Mathnasium very recently after many of her friends recommended she apply! Zareen loves math because although math can be frustrating when you don’t understand a problem,  it always keeps you thinking and is sort of like a puzzle.

Favorite Movie Quote: “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it... or learn from it.”~ Lion King 

 

Zuha Syed, Instructor

Zuha (she/her) is a junior at Hilliard Davidson High School. She is a volunteer at the Sunday School in her mosque, an active member of the National Honors Society and Renaissance, and a volunteer at Noor Clinic located near OSU. She recently led a club project where she helped connect Davidson students with peer advisors at OSU. In her future, she hopes to go into Medicine. She loves math it encourages curiosity and questions. 

Favorite Movie Quote: “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.” ~ The Lion King

 

 

Former Instructor Hall of Fame

Dalton Maynard, Lead Instructor - 2015-2018

Sally Hundley, Lead Instructor - 2015-2019

Allie Majni, Instructor - 2015-2019

Bridget Geyer, Instructor - 2015-2018

Sam Hundley, Instructor - 2015-2019

John Bill, Instructor - 2015-2018

Nicole Fusco, Instructor - 2017-2019

Nabeeha Rahman- 2017-2020