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:
Shivani Brahmbhatt, Assistant Center Director, Instructor
Shivani graduated from Roosevelt University with a bachelor's degree in math and a teaching certificate from National Louis University. She has taught high school math for three years in the Chicago suburbs. Her favorite problem in math is the Monty Hall problem, due to it being counterintuitive. She has a passion for helping students succeed in math, and enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Omar Naeem, Instructor
Omar has graduated from Glenbard South High School. At Glenbard South High School he was a part of the National Honors Society (NHS). He is currently enrolled in the College of DuPage Engineering Pathways Program for Computer Science. Omar has enjoyed working with children over the past five years while working as a soccer referee for youth league soccer games. He knew he wanted to work at Mathnasium from his experience as a volunteer as a math instructor at Glenbard South High School. When Omar is not working at Mathnasium he loves to play soccer! He started playing soccer at nine years old. A fun fact about Omar is that he holds the PI Digit Memorization Record at Glenbard South High School by knowing 1,001 digits of PI.
Mariam Razfar, Instructor
Mariam is a Junior at Benet Academy. She has alwats loved working with children. She has been a camp counselor in California this past summer! She worked with children of ages from five to twelve years old. Mariam gives back to the community by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. She wanted to work at Mathnasium due to her love for math and working with children. She is excited to be able to gain some "teaching experience". Outside of Mathnasium Mariam loves to travel outside of the United States. She has been fortunate enough to be to various countries like Turkey, Germany, Italy, England and the Netherlands.
Sam Wilson, Instructor
Sam is a current senior at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. Sam has played the piano for fourteen years and has performed at various concert halls and in numerous nursing homes bringing joy to all who hear his music. Sam loves to bowl in his free time, along with playing video games as a way to relax and unwind throughout the year. At school, Sam is the captain for the Wheaton-Warrenville South High School chess team. He hopes to defend the title of conference champions which they won in 2019. Sam has always had an interest in the fields of math and science and enjoys taking many STEM and business based classes at school. In the future, Sam hopes to become a Chief Financial Officer of a company to pursue his dream of understanding the magical phenomena of how the business world works.
David Zhang, Instructor
David graduated from Glenbard West High School and is now attending University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in his junior year and majoring in Computer Science. David has worked as a T.A., teacher's assistant for a Sunday School Mandarin class. He has also shared his passion for teaching others by being the assistant coach for the Glenbard West girls badminton team. David has always been passionate about learning math and after some reflection he decided to share that passion with others while he is attending college. He stated, "Mathnasium allows me to connect with others and show them my appreciation for the topic of math". In David's free time, he enjoys badminton and a deep interest in the field of technology, especially computer hardware.
Emily Shire, Instructor
Emily grew up in Wheaton and graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School. She then attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL where she competed on the cross country and track teams and received an undergraduate degree in accounting. After graduating, Emily worked as an auditor at the public accounting company, Deloitte & Touche, in Chicago. She then returned to graduate school and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades Education from National Louis University and is endorsed in mathematics and social studies. She is currently in her second year of teaching 7th grade math in DuPage County. Emily is passionate about helping math make sense to students and loves having conversations about different approaches to solving problems. In her free time, Emily enjoys long distance running and has completed eight marathons.