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.


Owner & Managing Director
Ira is the Owner and Managing Director of Mathnasium of Bothell, Mathnasium of Mill Creek and Maple Valley. She has previously worked as Software Engineer and Program Manager at Microsoft. She has Master’s in Computer Science and Bachelor’s in Statistics and was also an aspiring actuary. Ira's association with Mathnasium started with her son as a student, which got her interested in being part of Mathnasium's mission of Changing Lives Through Math.


Asst. Center Director
Will has a master's degree in physics and a bachelor's in physics and math. Currently, he is student teaching to become a math teacher after previously working as a software engineer. He hasn't stopped doing math since elementary school, and and started working at Mathnasium because he believes that everyone should be able to benefit from a strong mathematical background!


Asst. Center Director
Matthew has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and minors in nuclear engineering and mathematics from The Ohio State University. He has a never ending love for learning that he wants to share with others, so he is continuing his education with a masters in teaching from Seattle University. He says that math is in everything and that everything in math has a purpose, as math is the language of the natural world. Outside of Math: He was a competitive fencer for over a decade and his most recent result is being the 2021 division 1 men’s epee national champion. He also played the trumpet for over 10 years and can solve any size or shape of Rubik's puzzle, having never once looked up or been taught a solution method.


Asst. Center Director
Caroline is currently attending Cascadia College and planning to transfer to UW Bothell. She is passionate about connecting with others and improving lives through kind everyday interactions. Caroline’s love of math drew her to Mathnasium and the method kept her here. She is so glad to be helping kids solidify their math skills and grow to their highest potential.


Lead Instructor
Tucker is a Junior at Lake Washington Technical College in their Bioengineering/ Chemical Engineering program. His favorite subject in math is linear algebra, because of its simplifying power for complex situations. In his free time, he plays the trombone and studies for upcoming exams.




Norbu has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington Bothell. He is currently completing a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering as well. Renewable energy and power systems are his areas of focus. He is passionate about solving math problems and seeing how math concepts can be applied to everyday life. Having attended Mathnasium as a student, he knows how beneficial tutoring is in building solid foundational skills and getting ahead. In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing golf, and card games.













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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