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:
Morgan Jemmali, Center Director
Mo is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Eugene. Prior to opening the center, Mo's managerial experience includes Financial Manager at Sundance Natural Foods & Wine Cellars, Marketing Manager at Blue Lake Casino, and in the online education (e-Learning) industry: Item Development Manager at Avant Assessment, and Rater Manager at Diglossia. He also launched 2 language programs at 2 universities, a newspaper, a food truck, 2 restaurants, and a polling website. In CA, Mo earned a Bachelor in Finance, an MBA in Sustainability, a Minor in Computers, and a teaching certificate, prior to teaching at the University of Oregon for 4 years. Having benefited from years of math tutoring as a child, Mo is enthusiastic about helping every child in the Eugene-Springfield community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. He has taught and coached children of all ages for over 2 decades, and he is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in his community. Mo is fluent in 5 languages, and has 2 kids in the French immersion programs at Roosevelt Middle School and South Eugene High School. He also coaches tennis at Eugene YMCA and soccer at Eugene Timbers, and plays 2 musical instruments at public events.
Rachel Finkle, Instructor
Rachel earned a scholarship after graduating from South Eugene with 4.0 GPA and the State Honors Recognition, as she strives for mastery in all areas of study. She's now pursuing a Nursing degree. Rachel also works with Mo at the Eugene YMCA Family tennis center, where she has been coaching tennis to children of all ages for over 2 years. She strongly believes in education as an essential path for personal growth, and wishes to enforce those values on the tennis court as well as in a math classroom setting. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys playing tennis, running, reading, and learning how to cook her favorite meals.
Sarah Fuller, Instructor
Sarah earned a scholarship after graduating from high school in AZ in the top 5% of her class of over 600 students with 3.9 GPA, and is a Council Member of the National Honors Society, and an AP Scholar with Honors. She is now pursuing a degree in Architecture at the University of Oregon. Prior to joining our A+ center upon her arrival to OR, Sarah had to end 2.5 years of tutoring math at Kumon in AZ, where she also volunteered at a theatre program that performs for local nursing homes. Sarah knows the importance of a positive learning environment and wants every child to reach their full potential. She enjoys spending her free time baking, painting, and playing with her dogs.
Emilia Murphy, Instructor
Emilia graduated from high school in CA, and was tutoring at Mathnasium in her hometown for 7 months, before the center temporarily closed its doors due to the pandemic. Now, Emilia is pursuing a degree in Biology at the University of Oregon, in hopes to become an Infectious Disease Pathologist. "Math is something I find peace in. I love working with kids and helping them achieve mastery over topics they felt were impossible." In her free time, Emilia likes to surf, rock climb, paint, and make music.
Marisa Rubino, Instructor
One month after working at Mathnasium in her hometown in MD, Marisa got accepted at Saint Michael’s College in VT, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Psychology and Environmental Studies, while studying abroad in New Zealand and Cuba for 7 months. After moving to OR in 2018, she tutored math for 6 months at the University of Oregon's Learning Center, and taught environmental conservation and outdoor education to kids from toddlers to high school students. Currently a Juvenile Justice Specialist at Lane County, Marisa is passionate about creating positive and engaging settings for youth to follow curiosities and discover a love for learning. When she is not working, Marisa can usually be found exploring the natural beauty of OR with her tent and camera close by.
Kiara Skalnes, Summer Instructor
Kiara graduated from South Eugene as a member of the National Honors Society, and received the State Honors Recognition. She is enrolled in Barnard College of Columbia University to earn a degree in Computer Science and its applications to medicine. Kiara has spent most of her high school career working with children seeking asylum in her community through JusticeKids, a non-profit organization that she founded. She was also the secretary of South Eugene's Theater and was on South’s cross country team for 2 years. In her free time, Kiara likes to bake, read books, and play tennis with her mom.
Kiwi White, Summer Instructor
Kiwi graduated from South Eugene with the National Honors Society, and was a National Merit Commended Scholar, an AP Scholar with Honors, and a 4J Honors Diploma recipient. Due to the pandemic, she transferred from the University of Michigan to attend the Oregon State University Honors College and pursue a major in Pre Med Chemistry. During high school, Kiwi took Multivariable Calculus at the University of Oregon, and was the Vice President of South Eugene's American Red Cross club. Having played the piano for 13 years, she also received 5 awards from the Oregon Music Teachers Association. Kiwi worked with kids in her high school's daycare, and while on her school's basketball team, she also helped host basketball camps for children. Kiwi likes math because she enjoys how it has many important practical implications for life and the planet, and believes that, when given the right help, every child can discover a love for math.
Mo is currently hiring & training local math instructors. Mathnasium looks for individuals who are exceptional at math & love teaching kids. We love math & are looking for enthusiastic teachers to help kids understand math like never before!
Our instructors are trained to use a unique combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, & written techniques in our education strategy. Mathnasium's proprietary curriculum focuses on helping kids build their number sense so they truly understand math.
To inquire about the Instructor position at this learning center, please email us your resume & cover letter in which you highlight your strengths (1) in math, (2) at teaching, (3) about interacting with kids, & (4) for using technology related to online tutoring.