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.

Rian Jacquat

Guess what? Rian LOVES math. Rian is a junior at Illinois State University pursuing a BS in Accounting. One day, he hopes to get his CPA. He'd like to work one of the "Big 4" accounting firms - OR run his own Mathnasium (he hasn't decided yet). "Math is actually a language. And numbers are the letters. Once you learn how to 'speak' math, the some of those numbers tell a really cool story." Rian likes to use Socratic questioning as a way to help kids explore what they know about math, and to encourage them learn from their mistakes. "One of the best ways to learn math is make a mistake and learn from it." We couldn't agree more, Rian!

Vanessa Flores

Vanessa is a 3rd year Psychology major at Lewis University and has always had a love for math. She particularly enjoys working with middle school students because "kids in middle school often don't feel very confident in their math skills. I love how we not only develop kids' natural math sense, but do it in a way that improves their social emotional well-being."

Aminah Ahmed

Aminah graduated high school early and is now a sophomore at DePaul University studying Public Health Policy. In her spare time, she loves her Mathnasium students! "I really like seeing the same kids every week. You get to see them become stronger and more confident with each session." In her spare time, Aminah enjoys spending time with family.

Erin Barndollar

Erin is a senior at Lemont High School, with aspirations of becoming an Architect. As a senior this year, she will study Differential Equations, as she has already completed Calculus I, II, and III. She just finished an intensive 6-week architecture course at Carnegie-Mellon over the summer. She's our resident math rock star!

Yesenia Bacerra

Yesenia is a senior at Romeoville High School. When she graduates, she wants to major in Actuarial Science. "I was thinking of going into medicine, but Actuarial Science provide me an opportunity to do much more math!!" Yesenia plays soccer in her spare time.

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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