Mathnasium 339 N County Line Rd, Jackson NJ 08527 (732) 928-2389

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Our Team

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:

Chief Instructional OfficerLarry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer

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 in order to help students and teachers learn mathematics 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 curriculums ever produced for teaching math.

Center Director/OwnerKelly Williams, Lead Instructor

Kelly Williams is the Mentor for Mathnasium of Jackson, NJ. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and a Master's Degree from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. Kelly taught the core subjects and mathematics for 18 years at the middle school and elementary school levels. She then spent 9 1/2 years as a middle school and high school assistant principal before recently retiring from public school education. Kelly has written math curriculum and developed math mastery tests. She is currently a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the New Jersey Principal?s and Supervisor's Association (NJPSA). Kelly and her husband decided to open a Mathnasium after noticing how their son's grade and understanding of math soared after enrolling in a Mathnasium Learning Center. Besides teaching, Kelly enjoys writing poetry, reading, and going to plays. She and her husband have 3 sons. They live in Toms River, NJ.

 Ayman Abdouh, Lead Instructor

Teacher of Mathematics, Ministry Cairo - Cairo Egypt - Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.

Bachelor Of Science and Education; Mathematics and Computer; Beni Sueif University, Beni Sueif, Egypt.

Certification in Mathematics in the Statre of New Jersey.

Diploma from University of East Angelia (UEA), England.

 Ruth Buscaglia, Lead Instructor

Ruth comes to us from the Mathnasium of Freehold.  She's a math teacher with 15 years of experience, who currently works at Lake Riviera Middle School in Brick Township.

 Jeff Floyd, Instructor

Jeff is a NJ Certified Middle School Math teacher, who is currently employed at the Russell O Brackman Middle School in Barnegat, NJ.  Jeff loves Algebra I, in particular, and has also worked at the Huntington Learning Center helping students prepare for the SATs.


 Rino Cupo, Instructor 

I am a second year student at Villanova University, Villanova Pa, pursuing a degree in Mathematics.
I am a certified lifeguard, trained in CPR/AED/First Aid.


 Shari Payson, Lead Instructor 

M.Ed., Educational Leadership (4.0 GPA), The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Graduate Certificate, Elementary Education, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

B.A., Spanish and Communications, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

NJ Certifications - School Administrator, Principal, Supervisor, Elementary School Teacher (K-8) 

Alice Machos, Instructor

Brick Memorial High School; Algebra 1 and Pre-Caluculus, May 2016

Carteret Public Schools; All levels of secondary mathematics, June 2014

B.S., Mathematics, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, 1980

Certifications - NJ Public Schools Mathematics Teacher, Standard Certificate, 1980

Brick Memorial High School; Algebra I and Pre-Calculus