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:
Sunita Jagtiani-Sanghvi & Sanjay Jagtiani
Sunita Jagtiani-Sanghvi and Sanjay Jagtiani are siblings and co-owners of Mathnasium of Flemington. Sunita and Sanjay were born in Liberia (West Africa) and moved to the New Jersey as young teens when their parents decided to make a move for a better education. Their parents sacrificed and lived apart for over 10 years (Dad stayed in Liberia to earn a living and Mom moved to NJ with the kids) so Sanjay and Sunita would have a great education foundation! Sunita, now married with two wonderful children, has had a successful career in higher education administration at a big 10 university for over 15 years. Sanjay, who is also married, and the best uncle to his niece and 2 nephews, has been with a large pharmaceutical company for over 14 years.
Sunita and Sanjay know how critically important a solid foundation in education in elementary, middle and high school is to future success. They saw their parents give up a lot to give them a great start. Sanjay and Sunita are committed to providing a similar great foundation in math to kids in this community. They believe that every child can be great at math using the Mathnasium Method, which teaches kids math in a way that makes sense to THEM!
Kathy Curley, Assistant Center Director
Professor Kathryn Curley is a life-long resident of Warren County, New Jersey. Tutoring and teaching mathematics has always been her passion, first as a peer tutor, then a professional tutor and college professor. She believes that Mathematics education creates the foundation for a good problem solver and critical thinker. She specializes in the math anxious student, and is a strong advocate for hands on, inquiry based learning. She believes that students want to comprehend and succeed. Tutoring successes help to develop students’ understanding of concepts that they can then transfer to other areas of their studies. Professor Curley holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Pure Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Centenary University. She is a member of Mathematics Association of America, Alpha Chi, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon and the former advisor of Mu Alpha Theta, the Mathematics Honor Society at Warren County Community College. She has been teaching all levels of Mathematics and Statistics, Economics and Freshman Orientation courses at the college level since 2004.
Kathy also has one daughter, EmilyAnne, who lives and works near Washington, D.C. as well as one very spoiled cat, Essie.
Favorite Number: 343, because it is 7 cubed.
Favorite Math Joke: What kind of meals do math teachers make? Square Meals (hahaha).
Fun Fact: Kathy loves to read all different kinds of books and once read 100 books in a year. She also loves the tv shows Bob's Burgers and Survivor.
Why Kathy loves Mathnasium: "I love I get to meet and help a lot of students feel good about their math skills!"
Anna Nicholas, Instructor
Anna holds a BA in Physics from Radford University where she was a Teaching Assistant in the physics lab. Anna was a coordinator for "Science Days" for the local middle and elementary school students. She has also been an enthusiastic and patient summer camp counselor.
In five years, I will be: undecided...but for sure 5 years older!
Favorite number: 2
Favorite Math Joke: Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9!
Fun Fact: Uno Champ at Summer Camp! I speak German.
Why Anna loves Mathnasium: "Math is fun, but teaching math to others is more fun!"
Graham Goulding, Instructor
Graham is an efficient, analytically minded inctructor with an extensive background in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Graham has a BA in Physics and a minor in Chemisty from Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Education.
In five years, I will be: Teaching
Favorite Number: 1121
Favorite Math Joke: What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt!
Why Graham loves Mathnasium: "It is really great to watch students learn new things and develop a good understanding of math."
Kim Kwok, Instructor
Kim is a dedicated and wonderful instructor who really enjoys connecting with our elementary and middle school students to make math make sense to them. Kim has excelled in math and is currently taking Calculus. In addition to the time she spends at Mathnasium, Kim volunteers at a girls night out program that helps young girls to building confidence and she volunteers every Wednesday at Hunterdon Medical Center. She will be headed to college next year and plans on studying Exercise Science.
In five years, I will be: graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and working at a job in my field (hopefully!!)
Favorite Number: 333, because it represents balance in mind, body and soul.
Favorite Math Joke: Why do plants dislike math? Because it gives them square roots.
Fun Fact: Kim is an avid ice skater. She placed second in figure skating in non-qualifying regionals.
Why Kim loves Mathnasium: "I love Mathnasium because I enjoy connecting with students and help them appreciate Math."
Joe Koelle, Instructor
Joe grew up Flemington,NJ (he moved here when he was a few weeks old!). In his spare time, Joe plays the saxophone and was section leader of his marching band.
In five years, I will be: designing materials to make peoples lives safer.
Favorite Number: all of them, because it is not fair to just pick “1”
Favorite Math Joke: My imaginary friends phone number is the square root -1.
Fun Fact: I broke my collar bone when I was eight because I thought I was Spiderman and jumped off my roof!
Why Joe loves Mathnasium: "I love able to teach Math to kids because it is such an important life skill."
Austin Preiss, Instructor
Austin is a mindful instructor who provides individualized help depending upon each student's needs. As a senior at Hunterdon Central High School with an interest in STEM, he is an exceptional math student, is on his school's Chemistry Olympics team, and plans to persue engineering in college. Austin is also a member of the Youth and Government ckus as well as the Model United Nations club, as well as being very civic minded. He is a member of his school's debate team and the public forum debate captain.
In five years I will be: working toward my Master's in Engineering
Favorite Number: 5040, because it is 7!, and highly composite, and, as Plato put it, "a perfect number for dividing many things, like the number of people in a city.
Favorite Math Joke: Did you hear about the mathematician who's afraid of negative numbers? He will stop at nothing to avoid them.
Fun Fact: I really enjoy obscure music and collecting vinyls. I'm into pop art, psychedelic rock and experimental music.
Why Austin Loves Mathnasium: I love being able to instill passion for something as beautiful as math in the students I work with.
Rachel Besecker, Instructor
Rachel's love for mathematics started at a very young age. She is currently a senior at Hunterdon Central High School where she is taking AP Calculus and AP Statistics. In her spare time she plays and coaches competitive volleyball and volunteers as a Girl Scout. She hopes to attend Penn State to pursue a career in Quantitative Finance.
In five years I will be: I hope to be working in my field at an established company.
Favorite Number: 4 because I am one of four girls
Favorite Math Joke: Why didn't two 4 want any dinner? Because they already ate (8)!
Fun Fact: I have been playing volleyball for over 10 years.
Why Rachel Loves Mathnasium: I love working with kids of all different ages, challenging them, laughing with them and learning about my favorite subject : Math! Mathnasium is the most positive and teamwork oriented place I've been a part of and I look forward to everyday I get to come to work!
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