Mathnasium 4758 S Florida Avenue, Lakeland FL 33813 (863) 602-6050   lakelandhighlands@mathnasium.com

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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:

              

 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

  • Certified Teachers 

  

 

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.

 

 

Tess, Instructor

     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.

 

Alex, Instructor

     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!

 

 

 Shane, Instructor

        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!

 

 

 

Damien, Instructor

         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. 

 

 

 

 

Jun, Instructor

     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. 

 

 

 Madison, Instructor

     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. 

 

 

 

 

Anna, Instructor

      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

Lead Instructor

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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