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:
Alison McDonough, Center Director
Alison is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Longmeadow. Prior to opening her Mathnasium center, Alison worked as an Actuarial Consultant for Aetna Health Insurance. She has an MS in Pure Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Mathematics from Smith College. Alison has been passionate about mathematics all her life, but remembers what it was like to struggle with it in school. She is excited to share her love and enthusiasm with the children of Western Massachusetts! Alison has taught and tutored children of all ages, and she is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. Married with a young daughter and two cats, Alison also enjoys crocheting, trips to the beach, and adding to her ever-growing collection of Rubik's Cubes!
Elina Kang, Instructor
Elina is an Instructor at Mathnasium of Longmeadow. From a young age, she has tutored and worked with children of all ages. She is currently attending College of the Holy Cross, majoring in Accounting and pursuing a major in Political Science, as well as participating in Women in Business and Student Government. She's always had an interest in mathematics, loves the aspect of problem-solving, and enjoys finding different ways to learn new concepts. She looks forward to using these interests and the Mathnasium Method to inspire and encourage students to discover their own passion for mathematics. Her other hobbies include spending time with her friends and her dog, June, as well as meeting new people and documenting adventures through photo and video!
Nizar Azzallou, Instructor
Nizar is an Instructor at Mathnasium of Longmeadow. He is a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering. Nizar's dream is to spread the benefits of computational mathematics and complex applications in engineering to a global audience. He as been committed to education for more than four years and has tutored advanced mathematics and operations research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.