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:
Paige Prichard, Center Director
Welcome! I am Paige, the Center Director for the Mathnasium in Franklin. I have been passionate about mathematics for my whole life, from racing the cash register to calculate change as a child to pursuing degrees and careers in Mathematics as an adult. I graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Secondary Education - Mathematics. I began my teaching career using the Montessori model at the first Montessori High School in Wisconsin. I then taught at Rufus King High School for nine years, earning certifications from the International Baccalaureate Organization in: Mathematical Studies, Middle Years Program, Design Cycle, and Theory of Knowledge. While teaching, I worked closely with the Milwaukee Public Schools District to adopt a new mathematics curriculum and later aligning that curriculum to the Common Core State Standards. I also participated in or led professional development programs, serving as an Assessment Coordinator and mentoring other teachers in the district.
In my free time, I engage my creative side through sewing and crotcheting (when my cats dont steal the yarn), and am currently learning the Irish Flute.
I am excited to be a part of the Mathnasium organization, providing the opportunity for students to learn math in a way that makes sense!
Ryan Frank, Owner
I am Ryan, the Owner of Mathnasium of Franklin. During the day, I am a Vice President at U.S. Bank Global Fund Services, where I oversee a team of analysts responsible for providing services to institutional investment advisers. I earned an MBA in Financial Strategy and a BS in Finance and minor in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Having excelled at math as a child and having a career that is numbers-intensive, I'm enthusiastic about helping every child in the Franklin and surrounding communities to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. I'm committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. In my free time, I love to read, golf, travel and engage in fitness activities, including triathlons.
Welcome to our Instructors!
Deborah Franke, Instructor
Hi, I am Deborah Franke! I am a retired Environmental, Health and Safety Manager/Engineer but, early in my career, I was a Physics and Chemistry teacher for several years in Germantown Schools and Milwaukee Public Schools. I continued my career as a chemist in electroplating, which led to my final career working in environmental and safety management. Math was always my favorite subject in school with probability, statistics, and calculus being my favorites. While getting my Bachelors (Secondary Education- Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) and Masters (Environmental Engineering from MSOE), I tutored students in elementary levels of math up to calculus at the college level. I enjoy the excitement of seeing students master mathematical concepts. Teaching was my childhood dream from the time I was 3 years old and I am glad to be able to share my passion for math with students.
My hobbies are gardening, needlework and my ten grandchildren.
Logan Teehan, Instructor
Hi, my name is Logan. I'm a Chemistry major at UW Milwaukee. I have always had a love of science, but when I was young I wasn't a fan of math. It took quite some time and the right people for me to gain an appreciation for what a knowledge of math can do for me. I believe anyone can learn math; it just takes the right person to teach them.
In my free time I enjoy learning to cook new things and learning about history.
Mariya Siddiqui, Instructor
Hi! My name is Mariya and I'm currently a freshman at UW Madison. For as long as I can remember, I have possessed a natural inclination towards Math and Science. As a result of this passion I hold for these fields, I have taken and excelled in many classes at school such as Calculus and Physics.
In addition to science and math, I also enjoy working with kids. Ouside of school, along with pursuing my own hobbies and interests, I often volunteer, especially with kids. So, I really look forward to being here!
Westley Roth, Instructor
Hi, my name is Westley and I am a physics major at UW Milwaukee. I have enjoyed and excelled in both science and math, and would like to go on to becoming a professor. I love teaching and would like to help as many students to have an easier time learning math. Math is a tool that everyone should have and I want to help everyone I can to learn this tool to help them in their growing lives.
Hello! My name is Jenna and I am a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. I am originally from Milwaukee, and I am so excited to be returning to my hometown for the summer to be an instructor at Mathnasium! I am currently seeking a Science-Business degree at Notre Dame due to my combined interests in chemistry, math, and business. I graduated with honors from DSHA and tutored both high school and elementary school students in math and science during my time there. Outside of academics, I love traveling, baseball, and spending time with family and friends!
Cindy Liu, Instructor
Hi! My name is Cindy Liu and I am currently a Freshman at UW Madison. I am eager to see what life has in store for me there. I have always enjoyed learning Math and Science and find those two subject areas very interesting.
In addition, I love working with kids and helping other people out. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends, watch a good movie, or try something new.