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:
Vipul Bhatt, Owner/Center Director
At an early age, Vipul (pronounced "vi-pull") has had a keen interest in education and recalls helping and tutoring his own peers in math and science. Vipul earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in May 2000. While at UPenn, he worked as a Health Physicist and used his math skills for clinical research in cancer and to train hospital staff on the use and safety of radioactive materials. After completing his degree, Vipul began working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. During his time at the EPA, he was able to work on many high-level projects, which made major impacts around the country and, in some cases, around the world. His favorite project was working with K-12 students to revise the EPA’s education web site for students and teachers. He worked with EPA staff, teachers and students to understand their needs and provide information in a manner that students and teachers were able to navigate and understand. In February 2013 Vipul discovered Mathnasium for his eldest daughter and witnessed a steady progress in her math skills. To Vipul, her progress in math felt like a side effect. The greater and broader difference he saw was how his daughter’s thinking pattern changed in her daily life. Prior to Mathnasium when she faced a problem she would get stuck, frustrated, and walk away from it. However, now she is able to take situational problems in math and even in life and analyze it and move forward. This was a life-changing moment for Vipul and he saw that the unique Mathnasium method makes a difference not only in improving math skills, but also in other aspects of life. He was always aware that when someone truly understands math, they possess the remarkable ability to solve problems and analyze information. However, seeing it unfold for his daughter before his eyes, inspired Vipul to shift gears and commit his time to help other students face the challenges of math and apply their skills to life. With that philosophy in mind, Vipul and the Mathnasium team of Glen Mills are committed to helping students grow their interest, skills, and confidence in math and are very proud to bring the Mathnasium Method to your children.
Julie, Assistant Center Director
Julie is the assistant center director. She has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics from Rowan University. She discovered the joy of working with children throughout high school when she taught at a local dance studio. Now she enjoys helping students understand previously difficult concepts presented in a new way. When not at Mathnasium, she enjoys spending time volunteering and learning Mandarin.
Sanya, Learning Center Instructor
I am currently a senior at Rustin High School. At school I take Calculus, play lacrosse, and I am a part of multiple clubs. Next year I hope to study Business in college!
Favorite Number: 23, it has always been my lucky number.
Favorite Math Joke: Why is it sad that parallel lines have so much in common? Because they'll never meet!
In five years I'll be: Hopefully i will have graduated college and I will be pursuing a career or internship.
I love Mathnasium because: I love interacting with kids of all intellect and teaching them something they will need throughout all of their education.
Sophia, Learning Center Instructor
I have always enjoyed math and I find it extremely rewarding to help others with the subject! As a high school senior, I am taking classes such as AP Calculus and AP Computer Science. I am also Vice President of the Annenberg Science Symposium at Garnet Valley High School which researched a medical issue and presents it to medical professionals at the end of the year. Since I have always been attracted to the math and sciences, in the future I plan on pursuing a career in those fields such as Biomedical Engineering.
Favorite Number: My favorite number is 10 because it is easy to multiply and divide; Just add zeros!
Favorite Math Joke: A math problem is the only circumstance where someone can buy 64 watermelons and noone wonders why.
In five years I'll be: I will be pursuing a Biomedical Engineering degree and getting experience in the real world!
I love Mathnasium because: I love to help kids learn and understand math. It is so rewarding to know that i made an impact on someone.
Emily, Learning Center Instructor
I graduated from Garnet Valley High School in 2016. I am currently a junior at West Chester University majoring in Math Education and minoring in Spanish and Special Education. I am also a founding member of the Kappa Delta Sorority at West Chester University. In my free time I enjoy reading, baking, playing and watching sports, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Favorite Number: 2, it was my sports number every year!
Favorite Math Joke: Why couldn't the angle get a loan? Because her parents wouldn't cosine!
In five years I'll be: Hopefully teaching math in a middle school classroom!
I love Mathnasium because: I get to transfer my love of math to my students!
Erin, Learning Center Instructor
I am a senior at Garnet Valley High School. I am currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC and AP Physics Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism. I love roller coasters and hope to design them one day. I have also been an Irish dancer since i was three years old!
Favorite Number: 7, it's how old I was when I rode my first roller coaster.
Favorite Math Joke: Math: the only subject that counts.
In five years I'll be: Designing roller coasters as a part of an engineering team.
I love Mathnasium because: I get to spread my love for math while helping students become confident enough in their abilities to solve problems all by themselves!
Melanie, Learning Center Instructor
I am an alumnus of Muhlenberg College where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Neuroscience. I began to love mathematics in college which inspired me to minor in the subject and eventually major in it. I use math recreationally when experimenting with baking and cooking!
Favorite Number: 32.
Favorite Math Joke: Why did I divide Sin by Tan? Just Cos.
In five years I'll be: Retired and doing Calculus in my free time.
I love Mathnasium because: It is a great place to get excited about math! And it always hosts the best pi day celebration!
Sydney, Learning Center Instructor
I am a senior at Unionville High School and have been working at Mathnasium since June 2018. I play field hockey and softball and enjoy running and watching Grey's Anatomy in my free time.
Favorite Number: 12.
Favorite Math Joke: Why should you never talk to pi? Because he'll go on forever!
In five years I'll be: Hopefully working towards a graduate degree in Neuroscience!
I love Mathnasium because: I love to help others, especially when it includes working with kids to further their math skills and develop confidence in their abilities!
Michael, Learning Center Instructor
I've always enjoyed math and science. As a senior this year at Garnet Valley High School, I'll be taking Multi-variable Calculus and AP Statistics. I'm a part of various clubs including Science Olympiad and Future Medical and Science Professionals club. Thus far, I've been admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and I intend to study Computer Science and Biology in the future.
Favorite Number: Euler's Number, e, because it can be found everywhere in nature.
Favorite Math Joke: Algebra was easy for the Romans; X was always 10.
In five years I'll be: Studying at a University, pursuing a degree, and exploring the world!
I love Mathnasium because: It is exciting to help others explore the magic of math and it is rewarding to see others grow as they learn more!
Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city 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 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.