Mathnasium 3453 Malcolm Drive, Montgomery AL 36116 (334) 356-1570   eastmontgomery@mathnasium.com

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We are now open for both in-center instruction and @Home online instruction!

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:

 

Monica Virgil, Center Director

Monica Virgil, an Atlanta native, was on track to becoming a college math professor until just a few years ago when she decided that after 12 years of perfecting her skills as a public school math and science teacher, she wanted to use her teaching expertise in the private sector. Armed with a bold vision and a tremendous passion for math education, she followed her dream to combine education and leadership. As a result, in September 2012 she opened Montgomery’s first Mathnasium, a nationwide franchise of learning centers that helps students better understand math through personalized learning programs.

Her philosophy is simple, "true learning happens when students can confidently make the connections between math and the real world around them." And her ultimate goal is to not only make a positive impact on the students she comes in contact with, but she aims to change the world by helping students succeed at becoming the world's finest mathematicians.  Monica prides herself on engaging her students by making learning fun with songs, projects, and hands-on learning activities. Her students say she is “crazy about math!” But she just believes in celebrating academic achievement and excellence as much as one celebrates sports.

Monica holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in middle grades science and mathematics from Breneau University and a Masters of Arts in secondary Mathematics Education from Western Governors University. Monica makes frequent appearances on WSFA's Alabama Live Countdown to College segment and is an Expert contributor to Potential magazine’s "Ask the Expert" column. Lastly, one of the highlights of her career was being selected as a speaker at Western Governors University’s 2013 winter commencement ceremony.

 

 


 

InstructorCourtney Schloss, Assistant Center Director

In addition to previous work experience at a Mathnasium in Madison, AL, Courtney's credentials also include a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from Auburn University. During her time at Auburn, Courtney worked as an Anatomy and Physiology Teaching Assistant and a Supplemental Instruction leader teaching Fundamentals of Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Through these jobs, Courtney discovered a passion for teaching and shifted her career path from Pharmacy to Education. Courtney loves the challenge of working with students at all different grade levels and finding ways to make math make sense for each individual student.The best part is seeing her students light up when they finally understand a new topic or when they return with a test they did well on!

 

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Sidney Brewer, Assistant Center Director

Sidney Brewer is an Alabama Native and grew up in the Hunstville Area. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy University with a Bachelor's of Mathematics and a minor in Statistics. Sidney has realized her true passion of teaching mathematics since being at Mathnasium of East Montgomery and is currently pursuing a Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education. She really enjoys the challenge of working with many levels of math and showing our Mathletes that math is not as difficult as it seems.

 

 

InstructorGretchen Perry, Lead Instructor

Gretchen Perry is a graduate of Univeristy of South Alabama, with a Bachelor's in Biology and a Masters in Forensic Science and Teaching with technology. Gretchen brings 16 years of experience managing and working in tutoring centers and enjoys learning new teaching strategies to help students succeed in their educational goals. In high school, math was her favorite subject because it richly challenged her. She loves working with students at Mathnasium and building their confidence.

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Olumide Babatunde, Lead Instructor

Olumide Babatunde is a Nigerian-American student who grew up in Montgomery, AL. He is currently studying finance at Auburn University, as math has always come naturally to him. During his freshman year, Olumide was introduced to teaching and grew to like it. As an instructor, he enjoys being able to interact with students and helping them become better mathematicians.

 

 

 

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Trinity Williams, Lead Instructor

Trinity Williams is a graduate of LAMP High School here in Montgomery and is currently studying Kinesiology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In grade school, years of being a helping hand for friends in math classes and admission into the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society translated into a love for teaching and assisting people becoming more literate in math. 3 years as a Mathnasium Employee has given Trinity the teaching experience and training necessary to help students become successful and confident in math.

 

 

 

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Britney Thomas, Instructor 

Britney M. Thomas is a graduate of Florida A&M University and a Montgomery, AL native. During her collegiate matriculation, she was a member of the honors program and a math tutor as well. Britney has always had a passion for mathematics and helping others to build a strong foundation in her favorite subject. She has especially enjoyed helping students see math in a different light and love learning about it. A favorite quote of hers is “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”

 

 

 

Hannah Harding, Instructor

Hannah Harding graduated from Auburn University Montgomery with a Bachelor's in Mathematics and a Master's in Mathematics from California State University. She has taught math courses to college students at AUM and has spent several years tutoring students in math. Hannah’s favorite part of teaching is the reward she feels when helping students reach their goals.

 

 

Hariaksha Gunda, Instructor

Hariaksha Gunda is a junior at LAMP High School and an aspiring Computer Scientist. As a student with a passion and aptitude for mathematics, working at Mathnasium allows Hari to help students like him become more familiar with mathematics and more involved with learning.

 

 

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LaQuisia Stokes, Instructor

LaQuisia “Qui” Stokes is a graduate of Auburn University. She also has two graduate degrees in Education from Auburn University Montgomery. Qui has had a love of learning all her life. She has especially loved solving math puzzles and playing games, and tries to pass that love along to the kids she works with. She also enjoys helping children conquer their fear of math to build a strong foundation so they too can love learning and not be held back by their fear of math.

 

 

 

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Rachel Luker, Instructor

Rachel Luker is a Montgomery native and a graduate of Alabama Christian Academy. Being the daughter of a math professor caused Rachel to have an early love for math. As a graduate student at AUM majoring in Education and currently working on her Masters in Psychology, Rachel enjoys the structured environment at Mathnasium and helping kids reach their goals.

 

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Sadie Adams, Instructor

Sadie Adams is a junior at LAMP High School and a current member of the National Honor Society. She loves challenging herself by learning new methods and techniques to do math, as well as discovering the different ways that math is present in everyday life. She developed her love for math from her grandfather, as he first showed her that math is not as scary as it seems. Sadie’s main goal at Mathnasium is to help people conquer their fears for math and learn to love it, just as her grandfather helped her.

 

 

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Zoë Dryjanski, Instructor

Zoë Dryjanski is a junior attending LAMP High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and enjoys participating in extracurriculars like Model UN and Youth Judicial. Growing up, math was never something she felt confident doing. However, after learning from the right teachers, Zoë discovered that math was not something to be feared; rather, it often made life much easier. Now, she enjoys challenging herself with math competitions and appreciates the opportunity to learn new concepts and techniques. At Mathnasium, Zoë is incredibly grateful to help students overcome the same fears she used to share and find confidence in their own ability to do math.