Mathnasium 6520 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood IL 60712 (847) 983-8247

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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:

Owner/Center DirectorBerish Cardash, Owner

Prior to getting involved with Mathnasium, Berish spent the past decade in the collegiate world as the Director of Admissions of a liberal arts college. In that position he helped create new undergraduate college programs and was responsible for the recruitment and retention of its' students. In this capacity, Berish traveled around the globe during which time he counseled hundreds of students in planning for their futures. It was during these years that Berish saw firsthand the tremendous need to maintain strong math skills in order to succeed at the college level. Berish is the father of six children. His wife is a Director of an Early Childhood program in Chicago. In his "spare time" Berish founded the largest private men's basketball league in the country. He has also created a charity that gathers and distributes yearly more than 12 tons of clothing to the needy. A product of CPS Magnet School System (Decatur Classical) Berish is looking forward to helping students achieve their full potential as the first Mathnasium Learning Center in the Chicagoland area.


Jonah Hames, Assistant Center Director 

Jonah is now completing North Park University with a BA in Mathematics. He enjoys all levels of math, and does not currently have a favorite. Although he loves math, he shares a love for writing, and helps his college peers as a writing advisor. Jonah joined Mathnasium of LincoInwood as a Instructor was promoted to Lead Instructor and now is our Assistant Center Director! In his free time he plays computer games on a computer he built himself, and is always trying new recipes in the kitchen.


J.J. Kuszynski, Instructor

Jack is a dedicated educator with a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education at Northeastern Illinois University. He has always dedicated time to helping students in mathematics as a tutor since high school. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, playing Pokemon, and drinking coffee.


Pooya Taherkhani, Instructor

Pooya is a graduate with a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering and  M.Sc. in Industrial and Systmes Engenieering. Pooya always enjoyed math and extremely excited to shre his enthusiasm of math with our students. After living in Iran for several years Pooya calls Chicago home and look forward to changing lives with math in our center every day!


Josh Muchmore, Instructor

Josh is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Engineering and has always enjoyed teaching. In a very short time Josh has made an indeible impact on our students and center. Josh is now pursuing high education and is enrolled in Northwestern University's Data Science Bootcamp. Josh is proficient in highter math through AP Calculus BC. 


Alex Scott, Instructor

Alex is a Senior at Niles West High School who dreams of sharing math with as many people as he can. He plans to pursue a Mathematics Education career during and after college. Some of his passions include playing musical instruments, interacting with animals, and playing video games

Eleanor Ward, Instructor

Eleanor is a senior at Evanston Township High School and is taking Multi-Variable Calculus. She loves working with kids and sharing her passion for math. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family. 





Dina Romanoff, Center Director (Retired)

Dina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science with Honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has been teaching for over 18 years at Beth Hillel Academy in Wilmette, IL. She is also a high school Biology and Physics teacher at Lubavitch Girls High School in Chicago, where she has taught for over 7 years. Her attendance at numerous continuing education seminars has enriched her teaching skills. Dina has always enjoyed the challenge of math and has spent her entire career working in the education field. Experiencing the gaps in her own children's math education has given Dina the drive to help establish the first Mathnasium center in Chicago. Mathnasium is a perfect fit for her passion for teaching and her love for math. She is married to Marc and has six wonderful children.