Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Alex Guppy

Alex received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Shortly after graduating, Alex moved abroad to teach English in Taiwan - an adventure turned odyssey that lasted the next six years. When he was not teaching and having fun with his students, he was exploring the mountains and streams of the island. Eventually, home called and Alex returned to the States in 2013. In the Fall of 2014, Alex visited Chattanooga for a rock-climbing trip. As the season passed by and frost began to accumulate on his tent each morning in Prentice Cooper State Park, Alex contemplated returning home to Michigan for the holidays, but then applied for a center director position at Mathnasium on a whim. He cannot help but look back on his humble beginnings as a math tutor here in amazement. At the beginning of 2018, Alex became the sole owner of both Mathnasiums in Chattanooga and has since gone on to open or purchase three more in Williamson County. Alex is honored by all of the parents who have entrusted the safety and education of their children to him over the years to help him realize his dream of owning his own business. He is looking forward to providing math homework help to many more children in the coming years as he works hard to provide a wonderful experience for his students and reach their full potential in math.

Kadence Riggs

Lead Instructor
Kadence is a student studying psychology and neuroscience at MTSU. She is very involved in her school’s community as she is on the swim team, in Phi Sigma Pi, and is a research assistant in the Biology Education Lab. Kadence has been a tutor for over a year and is now the Lead Instructor at the Franklin Mathnasium. She loves to teach because she loves to see students learn new concepts and reinforce forgotten concepts. She teaches up to Algebra I and would love to teach any student that walks through the door.

Marcus Stuedemann

Marcus is an undergraduate student at Middle Tennessee State University pursuing a bachelor’s in history and minor in mathematics and a minor in secondary education and teaching licensure. He enjoys math because he used to tutor his peers in high school and loved seeing them achieve. Favorite Math Formula: Pythagorean Theorem, a^2+b^2=c^2 Favorite Math Joke: Math is nothing 2b^2 of. Fun Fact: He used to run a movie theater in the Green Hills area, and he has met Batman.

Christopher Guardo

Chris grew up in Fairview, TN and has been in Nashville for the last 5 years. He has a degree from Belmont University in Mathematics and currently works full time as a Statistical Analyst for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Chris loves teaching, and has been with Mathnasium since 2019. Chris is also passionate about the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor
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