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.
Sarah Fuller, Lead 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.
Alyson Kar, Instructor
Alyson grew up in Hawaii, where she graduated with a 4.2 GPA as an AP scholar. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Education at the University of Oregon. She was a math tutor at Kumon for 2 years and she loves sharing her passion for math with others and finding new ways to make learning fun. When she is not studying or tutoring, Alyson likes to play volleyball and enjoys reading books and watching movies.
Emma McCurry, Instructor
Emma is a graduate student at Oregon State University. She is working towards a Master's of Science in Education with the goal of becoming a high school chemistry and advanced math teacher. Emma graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor's of Science in Bioengineering from Santa Clara University. She began tutoring math when she was 15 and has experience working with students from pre-K to college level. "Helping students succeed in STEM-based courses is my passion." Emma can often be found running with OSU's cross country and Track & Field team or playing with her dog, Sprout.
Tyler Skordal, Instructor
Tyler earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland, after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Oregon. After graduating, he worked as a 5th grade teacher implementing instruction both in-person & online. Prior to his graduate degree, he worked as a Special Education Assistant for Hillsboro School District, & as a Behavioral Technician for kids on the Autism Spectrum. Through these experiences, Tyler found his passion for education & supporting students to become confident & independent. He also enjoys distance running, playing basketball, & spending quality time with his wife & cat.
Julia Tai, Instructor
Julia is a valedictorian who graduated from high school as a member of the National Honors Society, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Math at the University of Oregon. Mathnasium has allowed Julia to continue to explore her passion for math as well as working with kids. In her free time, she loves volunteering at a local garden in Springfield, and tutoring students in English. She also enjoys doing art, cooking, biking, and hanging out with friends and family.
Eric Wilken, Instructor
Eric earned an MS in Statistics at Ball State University after a BS in Math at Marietta College. He is now pursuing a PhD in Economics at the University of Oregon with the goal of becoming a professor. Eric taught core curriculum undergraduate math courses at Ball State University, and volunteered as a classroom aide in a 7th grade math class. He enjoys sharing his love of math with students, and showing them how math can be interesting. In his free time, Eric can be found reading, playing percussion, baking, or trying to keep his house plants alive.
Our Instructors are trained to use a unique combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, & written techniques in our education strategy. Mathnasium's 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 visit our Employment page.