Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Gio Nicpon

Assistant Center Director
Gio majored in middle Education major at Northeastern Illinois University. He is currently working toward Master in Secondary Education also at Northeastern. He is involved in the following cohorts for the education major: College of Arts and Sciences Education Program (CASEP). He loves Math, Science, and Technology for Quality Education (MSTQE). Gio is actually short for Giometry with an "i" (haha!) Fun fact about Gio is that he has played guitar for 16 years! His favorite number is 0, because of his favorite childhood superhero Zero from Mega-Man.

Eli Favela

Instructor
Eli graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha with a Bachelor's degree and majoring in Mathematics and Physics. In addition to his majors, during college he took many classes in computer science and Japanese and participated in clubs ranging from Pokemon to Ultimate Frisbee. His other interests include origami, Japanese animation, and scuba-diving. A very cool project he worked on was with fellow undergraduates and NASA to develop experiments which he personally tested in zero-gravity on the Weightless Wonder airplane. Overall he spent about an hour floating in zero-g. Previous experience with tutoring physics at college has taught him that everyone learns the same concept differently, which has personally helped him gain the ability to quickly articulate multiple methods of explaining a problem.

Emma Smith

Instructor
Emma attended North Central College majoring in Political Science. She competed in marching band playing flute while also being a skilled piano player. While in school, Emma competed in many political science competitions meeting numerous members of congress. Emma is currently attending Worsham College for Mortuary Sciences. A fun fact about Emma is that she is fluent is English, Swedish, and French! In her spare time, Emma can be found baking tasty vegan treats in her kitchen, drawing, hanging out with her husband and cat, or teaching a yoga class!

Abby Tharakan

Instructor

Yuki Nishizaka

Instructor
Hi I’m Yuki Nishizaka and I go to John Hersey High School. I have taken all the way from algebra 1 to AP Calculus. I love working with kids and teaching math. My favorite food is steak and my favorite color is blue. A fun fact about me: I have been to Japan every year of my life!

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor

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