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:
Sarah Vermillera, Center Director
Hello, my name is Sarah and I have a Bachelors in Applied Science majoring in Business Management and Supervision. I graduated high school having completed Calculus honors. I have always had a love for math and enjoyed finding the answer. Mathnasium gives me the opportunity to nurture that love for math with our students daily! Math is fun and Mathnasium can prove it!
Meet our Learning Leaders!
We only hire the best of the best!
All of our instructors are specially trained to work with children at their level and to teach math in a way that makes sense to them. Our instructors must pass a mathematics competency test to demonstrate proficiency in math, as well as complete an evaluation to gauge their ability to work directly with our children, all before being hired. In addition, our instructors are continually learning, because here at Mathnasium we believe there is always room for improvement.
Our Teams Accomplishments:
Perfect Math Scores on SAT, and ACT Tests
Membership in Math, Science, Computer Science, Engineering and Literature Honor Societies
STEM Scholars, Teacher’s Assistants, Tutors, Local schools
Math Team Competitors, including States and Regionals
Mathematically accomplished to Differential Equations
Awards in Leadership, Community, and Service
(HOSA) Competition in Medical Math Category (placed 4th at Statewide competition)
AP Statistic, AP Physics, AP Calculus BC, and Calculus III Differential Equations
Placed 3rd at Florida’s Commissioner’s Academic Challenge - representing Polk
Kacey, Lead Instructor
Hello I am Kacey! I am currently at Southeastern University for my Bachelors in Biochemistry. I have maintained straight A’s through all of my classes, including college- level algebra, pre-calculus, trigonometry, and calculus. I have always been passionate about math and science and love working to share the beauty of how it all fits together with our students.
Hi! My name is Tess Landreth, and I am a junior at Bartow High School IB. I have earned scores of 1540 on the SAT and 36 on the ACT. I have earned a 5 on the AP Statistics exam as a sophomore. After high school, I plan to major in business management with a minor in public policy. I look forward to helping your student become comfortable with math! I have also coached student volleyball teams for the past four years. I enjoy coaching students and helping them enjoy engaging in all activities.
Manning , Instructor
Hello, my name is Manning and I am currently a senior at Bartow High School. I enjoy playing tennis and practicing piano for fun. I have a weighted GPA 4.803 and am very active within the community. I placed 4th at the Statewide (HOSA) Competition in Medical Math Category. I placed 3rd at Florida’s Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. I've always enjoyed math since a young age and it is a part of my everyday life. I really enjoy working with children so to me, it is such a privilege to spread the joy and beauty of mathematics with these students.
My name is Alex and I am a senior at Bartow IB. I scored a 35 on the ACT. My current weighted GPA is 4.708. I am currently taking, AP Statistics and AP Calculus AB. I am involved with many after school clubs including the Academic Team and Debate Club. I love math and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Mathnasium team to help others enjoy math as well!
Hello, my name is Shane I works as a teacher for Hillsborough County schools. I have been teaching math for six years as well as, science and social studies for grades 6th - 12th. I also worked for 5 years as a substitute teacher and an evaluator for the standardized tests given in Florida, New Jersey and Arkansas. I graduated from Florida State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and atmospheric science. I love helping children explore math as it is a building block to many lucrative professions!
I am currently a student Florida polytechnic university working towards my Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with a focus on control systems. Math has been my favorite subject throughout my educational career and I hope to bring the joy of math to children who may be struggling with the subject. I believe a solid foundation in math is vital to understanding the world around us and hope to help children develop this foundation.
Hello, My name is Jun Ling and I am a senior at Haines City High School IB. I plan on majoring in aerospace engineering. I always enjoyed the subject of mathematics, I liked the fact that by using math, we could find the answers to the questions that we had. Mathematics gives many things a purpose and I would like to share that with the many students of Mathnasium. I am currently taking AP Statistics and AP Calculus AB. My currently GPA is 4.O at Polk State College for dual enrollment.
Hello, my name is Madison! I am a senior at Harrison School for the arts. I plan on majoring in Business and music at Florida Southern college next year. I enjoy working with kids and doing math! I am currently taking four AP classes including Calculus BC, Statistics, Psychology, and Music Theory.
Hello, my name is Anna and I am currently a junior at George Jenkins Hih School. I love math, running, and volunteering at Exploration's V Children Museum. All these prove that hard work can pay off!
Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From the inner city to 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 designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting student's ability to "do" math, thereby increasing student's math score
s 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. 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.
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