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:
Suchita Desai, Owner and Center Director
Suchita strongly believes that a solid foundation in math is vital for today's children to succeed. She holds a Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. After a several years of research work, she decided to shift her focus to giving back to the community in a different way. She came across Mathnasium and fell in love with the program and what it has to offer students across all grades. She has always loved and excelled in math and now, through the Mathnasium method, enjoys helping kids learn to overcome their fear and love math. She currently resides in the Valley with her family and two wonderful kids. Suchita and the Mathnasium of Gilbert team are thrilled to bring their passion to Mathnasium, helping children succeed in math in a way that makes sense to them!
Favorite Math Joke: 3 out of 2 people have trouble with fractions.
Andelyn, Assistant Center Director
Andelyn has an Associate of Science Degree and has been working for the Chandler Unified School District since 2012. She loves working with students in all grade levels and seeing them grow and become confident in their math abilities. She lives for those lightbulb moments when students finally understand a concept and you can see their excitement and confidence grow.
Favorite Math Joke: Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your x. She’s not coming back and don’t ask y.
Fun Facts: Andelyn loves to do crafts, play with makeup, read books, go on road trips, or spend time at her happy place, Target (because who doesn’t love Target?).
Courtney is an extreme Math enthusiast and believes that Mathematics is the key to describing all things beautiful. She recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Mathematics and has goals of obtaining her PhD in Applied Mathematics to eventually become a professor at university. She absolutely adores helping others understand Mathematics in a way that makes most sense to them. She believes that Math is about approaching problems from the right angle (as an ideal, not 90 degrees) based on individual thinking. With immense passion and enthusiasm, Courtney hopes to inspire students to believe in their own unique ability to understand and use math in a way that works for them.
Favorite Math Joke: Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip? To get to the other... um...
Fun Facts: Courtney has an extensive vinyl record and VHS tape collection! She also enjoys DJing, learning new things, and old houses. Her favorite food is burritos and she only does math in her special black pen. Hooray for Math!
Margaret is currently attending ASU in order to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. She hopes to attend Pharmacy school in 2 years. She has been an instructor with Mathnasium of Gilbert for over 2 years. She struggled with Math as a young child, attended Mathnasium of Gilbert for 4 years as a student and now enjoys helping other students over come their fear of Math and succeed! She has family overseas and enjoys travelling and visiting them in Italy and Germany.
Favorite Math Joke: Teacher: Why are you doing your multiplication on the floor? Student: You told me not to use tables.
Fun Facts: Margaret used to play hand bells in high school. She loves to travel and has been to Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Croatia, Sylvania and Switzerland. She definitely hopes to travel to more places.
Bria is currently a student at Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and has completed math courses up to college business math and calculus AP. She is passionate about math and loves sharing her love for math with others. Bria has been an assistant dance teacher to young students and also volunteers at senior living homes around the Valley.
Favorite Math Joke: Did you hear about the mathematician who's afraid of negative numbers? He will stop at nothing to avoid them.
Fun Facts: Bria has visited 47 of 50 states...but her favorite vacation places are Rocky Point, Mexico and Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.
Delwyn is currently attending ASU to major in Electrical Engineering with both an undergraduate and graduate degrees. He started helping out students with Math during lunch at school and is now eccentric to tutor everyone with all sorts of Math problems and help foster positive growth and a love for Math.
Favorite Math Joke: "I'll do algebra, I'll do trig. and I'll do statistics, but graphing is where I draw the line!"
Fun Facts: Delwyn has been playing Clarinet in concert bands ever since 5th grade and now plays in the marching band for ASU.
Nino is currently a student at Mesa Community College and has taken courses in Algebra and Calculus. He has tutored for 2 years in high school in Illinois and is currently an assistant teaching math at Roosevelt Elementary. He hates seeing kids frustrated and lost when it comes to any subject, especially math. He used to struggle with math until he had a very awesome tutor help him for a summer and it made him a head of his class by one year. He wishes to do the same for other kids so they aren't dreadful over doing math.
Favorite Math Joke: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? A pumpkin pi
Fun Facts: I have a amazing little brother who will be attending elementary school soon! I play guitar and have played baseball for 8 years.
Attalie has an Associate of Science in Chemistry from Central Arizona College, and was homeschooled until her attendance there. She tutored technical math for a year at CAC, and tutored on a volunteer-basis at their campus MakerSpace as well. She took every higher-level math course CAC offered, including Calculus III and Differential Equations. She loves tutoring math as she likes to help students, and wants to see them appreciate, and even enjoy, the subject that's usually the most frustrating.
Favorite Math Joke: The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trig jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are just basic.
Fun Facts: Attalie is the youngest of five children and adores her cat, books, film, music, and practically anything Japanese. She also loves writing and drawing.
Maali is currently a business major student at Grand Canyon University. Alongside being a student, she has been a math tutor since high school. She is passionate about being an instructor at Mathnasium because it's an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students while teaching something she loves! While math is awesome, one of my biggest passions is art and photography which I do in my spare time.
Favorite Math Joke: Why do plants hate math? Because it gives them square roots.
Fun Facts: I was born in Mesa, Arizona but have lived in Puerto Rico, Florida and Colorado. I love anything chocolate, but dislike everything nutty. I have 2 dogs, a pug and a chug, and I wish I could have more.
Isha is currently a senior at Chandler High School and taking multivariable calculus and statistics. She is passionate about being an instructor at Mathnasium of Gilbert because she has always loved math and enjoyed seeing all the different ways in which the kids learn. There is nothing like seeing the look on someone's face when they finally understand a tough concept! Isha is part of student council, speech and debate and choir at her school.
Favorite Math Joke: A farmer counted 196 cows in his field, but when he rounded them up, he had 200.
Fun Facts: I play piano, ukulele and guitar and love to sing!
Tanner is currently a student at Arizona State University pursuing degrees in Accoounting and Finance. Tanner is not new to Mathansium as he has worked as an instructor in Colorado. At Mathnasium, he is passionate about making kids feel great about their math abilities. If you ask most kids in school, math isn't their favorite subject, but at Mathnasium, he strives to make kids feel much better about their math knowledge. He is originally from Colorado and came to Arizona for school. In high school, sports were his favorite things to be part of. He played varsity baseball and golf. He was also the varsity manager for the woman's basketball team. He was part of the Calculus club and at the state competition, his group finished in 5th place.
Favorite Math Joke: Did you know that 3.14% of sailors are Pi Rates?
Fun Facts: I finished in 3rd place in the 4th grade spelling bee at my school. I have 32 pairs of shoes!