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:
Andrew Bell, Center Director
In 2011, Andrew joined the team at Mathnasium of Johns Creek after spending 5 years working for the county school system. Born and raised in Ohio, Andrew's passion for math education led him to Mathnasium Learning Centers and he relocated to Atlanta, GA. "Math can be difficult, but Mathnasium makes math makes sense. Mathnasium creates a fun, engaging, and safe environment for children to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math!"
Chris Lee, Owner
Mathnasium Master Certified
Chris graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1996. Upon graduation, Chris spent six years in the Atlanta electronics industry. He headed back to Georgia Tech in 2002, where he went on to earn his Master's in Business Administration. Chris's main passion in life is teaching children, as exemplified in his roles as a Math Tutor, Swim, baseball, softball, and basketball coach and Sunday school teacher. Chris has played a key role in setting the strategic direction of Mathnasium HQ since opening his first center in 2005. He has been a part of the leading franchisee committee since 2010 and plays an instrumental part in curriculum development. Chris currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Bridgeway Christian Academy. Chris and his wife, Holly, have three children, Aubrey, Faith and Hudson.
Holly Lee, Owner
Holly graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She spent over seven years in several consulting, logistics and IT management roles with Arthur Anderson, UPS, and Cendian. In her career, Holly found the problem solving and analytical skills she developed through her Math education to be the foundation for her success. She loves to influence and enrich the lives of children through nurturing a passion and appreciation for math. Holly and Chris opened their first Mathnasium location in September 2005 and have helped thousands of children in the North Atlanta area increase both their math abilities and confidence through math homework help. Holly and Chris are the proud parents of three children, Aubrey, Faith and Hudson. All three children started attending Mathnasium from the time they could read and have grown up learning the Mathnasium Method and excelling in math at school. Holly and Chris enjoy leading couple's small group leaders at their church, North Point Community Church. In addition to her role with Mathnasium, Holly stays busy volunteering in many capacities in her children's athletics and activities.
Kady Coleman, Lead Instructor
Kady graduated from Georgia College where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Community Health. Kady joined our Mathnasium team in 2017 just shortly after graduating and serves as an instructor. Kady plans to continue her education in the coming months in a Secondary Education graduate school program at her alma mater, Georgia College. Kady loves interacting with the kids on a daily basis.
Sheryl Richardson, Lead Instructor
Sheryl graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Computer Science and minor in Math. She had many roles in the metro Atlanta area with programming, software instruction and marketing. She loves math and most enjoys the results she observes as children grow in confidence with the math and strategies they are learning. She has been with Mathnasium since 2018, and has lived in Johns Creek since 1996.
Melissa McWilliams, Instructor
Melissa has recently moved to the Johns Creek area with her husband and two teenagers. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. Aside from homeschooling her own kids, she enjoys working as an instructor at Mathnasium. Melissa joined the team as a math tutor in August 2016.
Emma Alvarez, Instructor
Emma graduated from the University of Miami in 1972, with a major both in math and chemistry and a minor in education. Upon graduation she worked as a software engineer for almost 10 years, in different applications, ranging from statistics to operating system design. While working she continued taking graduate classes in mathematics and computer science. In 1981 she stayed home to raise a family. She has three children. When all her children went away to college she decided it was time for her to pursue her dream of being a teacher. After taking some graduate courses in education she got her teaching certificate and started teaching math and science in middle and high school. Since then she has been certified to teach math in middle/high school in the state of Florida, Washington and Georgia and very proudly holds a National Board Teaching certificate in mathematics/early adolescence. Emma joined our team as a math tutor in October 2017.
Our talented Johns Creek Mathnasium team has been serving students in the North Atlanta area since 2005! Photo taken at the Mathnasium National Convention in July 2017 where our team was recognized as the #6 top performing center in the Mathnasium of over 800 centers nationwide! In July 2018, our team was once again recognized as the #6 top performing out of now over 900 centers worldwide!
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