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:
Larry Martinek, The Man Behind the Method
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas ever produced for teaching math.
While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, he is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students' scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.
Leah Hough, Center Director
Leah is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Georgetown. Prior to this, Leah was Lead Instructor at Mathnasium of East Round Rock. Leah graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from the Unversity of Mary Hardin Baylor. Leah is a very patient and dedicated teacher and loves meeting our Mathletes and watching their math skills grow! She sees math as something so useful in daily life and has used her skills in both teaching and retail. Leah views math as a puzzle and she wants to solve it! "It's such a reward when you do!"
Dr. Jennifer Faulkner, Owner
Every child should educationally benefit from "learner centric" customized opportunities beginning in kindergarten, and parents should identify and take advantage of these opportunities early. "If we look at sports, art, music, it would be crazy to imagine that you cannot advance your skills or learn anything further until you reach a certain age. Why do we continue to accept this in education?" At Mathnasium of Georgetown, we are able to begin a student at their current skill level, then allow them advance their math skills as far as their families would like them to go. The younger we begin, the faster they soar. Imagine working 1,2, or more grade levels ahead! On the other side, there is no benefit for a child to move ahead, when mastery has not occurred. For the struggling student, we can slow down and cover a topic as long as needed, until it is well understood. Jennifer, along with her husband Greg, aspired to launch a Mathnasium center to give kids an opportunity to achieve their highest potential in math. Jennifer recognizes her dad for beginning her math journey, and Greg & she are excited to share this love of math with their own community! Jennifer has B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from Rutgers University, completed post-graduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, and held Faculty appointments at UT & A&M in her past work. Because she has seen education from all levels and perspectives, it gives her a unique insight into strategizing and creating learning plans for our Mathletes.
Greg Faulkner, Owner
Marcella, Lead Instructor
Marcella is a mathethematics major at Temple College, minoring in education. She hopes to teach high school math upon graduating because she has always loved math. Ever since 4th grade she knew that she wanted to teach children math. "I love the feeling of helping a child have that moment where they finally understand something that they couldn't understand for so long."
Richard has a B.S. degree in Geology with a minor in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. He is retired from the oil & gas industry where he spent many years as an exploration geophysicist for two different seismic contractors and finished his career with British Petroleum. He comes to us from a Mathnasium in Colorado where he worked part-time since 2009. Richard enjoys the interaction with the students, especially when they have one of those "light bulb" moments when understanding kicks in. Also it keeps his "retired" brain active! His hobbies include gardening, jigsaw puzzles, all things related to trains, and a passion for table tennis over the last 40+ years having played twice in the U.S. Open and many U.S. National Championships.
Kitt Pyle is a retired public school teacher and proud grandma. She earned her B.S. in Science at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. Then she earned her teaching certification at SUNY in Brockport, NY. After moving to Baltimore, MD she earned her Maryland teaching Certification at Towson State College. Upon moving to Round Rock, Kitt earned her Texas Teaching Certification from UT Austin.
I am currently a student at Southwestern University, on my way to getting a B.S in Computer Science and a minor in mathematics. I hope to become a software developer or even a video game designer. I have a passion for programming and math, but also enjoy playing video games, skateboarding, drawing, and hanging out with friends. I chose to work at mathnasium in hope of sharing my love of math with younger kids who are struggling to find the fun in the subject.
Michael is a senior at Texas State University getting his Bachelors of Science in Nursing. He wants to be a pediatric ICU nurse after he graduates in May but until then, has a great time teaching kids math! His favorite thing about math is that the answers are either right or wrong with no gray area (unlike in this crazy thing called life).
My name is Timothy Egbonim, and I am currently a senior at Stony Point High School! Right now, I'm taking AP Calculus AB. Math is one of my favorite subjects in school because of the ways in which it challenges my abstract thinking!