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.

Tammie Yoakum

Owner
Hello, my name is Tammie Yoakum, and I grew up in Glendale with my sister/co-owner, Betsy. Before I started working in the center fulltime, I had a 30-year career in the premium finance industry. I was blessed to have that career, but Mathnasium is a ton more fun. The best part of being at Mathnasium is to see the "aha" moments and to see a students confidence grow. When I'm not working, I like spending time with my family and friends. I also love music, movies, reading and traveling.

Aliya Carrera

Assistant Center Director
Hi! My name is Aliya Carrera and I am a 2022 graduate from Pinnacle High School. I've been at Mathnasium for more than 2 years. I've grown so much from my time at the center and I'm excited to see how many lives I can continue to change and improve! Math is a tough subject for many, but I'm here to make it the universal language to all. In my free time, I love to draw/create art, and hang out with family and friends.

Sophia Herget

Lead Instructor
Hello! My name is Sophia, and I'm currently a junior at Xavier College Preparatory High School. I am on the cheer team there too. I'm also a big fan of any math and sciences! Outside of school, I love music, reading and baking!

Keir Bradshaw

Lead Instructor
Hello, my name is Keir Bradshaw and I am currently studying full-stack web development through ASU. I have always enjoyed math and I hope to share that with the students here at Mathnasium. In my free time, I like to play games with my friends and watch the Suns/Cardinals anytime they are playing!

Max Duncan

Instructor
My name is Max Duncan and I currently attend Rancho Solano Preparatory school as a junior. This is my first year at Mathnasium and I am excited to inspire Mathematics confidence within students. Outside of Mathnasium, I enjoy golf, video games and my dog.

Ian Elliot

Instructor
Hello! My name is Ian Elliot and I am currently a senior at Cactus Shadows High School. I love math; it's my favorite and strongest subject at school. I like Mathnasium as everyone there is very kind and welcoming. My hope for working at Mathnasium is to help kids get better at doing math and to help make it easier for them to understand.

Nandini Gopalakrishnan

Instructor
Hi! My name is Nandini and I am currently a junior at Desert Mountain High School. I've always enjoyed math and it is my favorite subject. I really like teaching math and I hope to make a lasting impact on everyone who comes to Mathnasium. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and family.

Kevin Donnellan

Instructor
Hello, My name is Kevin and I am a Northern Arizona University graduate. I majored in math since it was always the subject that I found to be the easiest, aside from science. This is my first year here at Mathnasium and I wish to help students understand the language of the universe, and see the beauty in numbers. Outside of my time at Mathnasium, I enjoy playing video games, and going on three to five-mile runs in the Tonto National Forest.

Alexis Muirhead

Instructor
Hello! My name is Alexis and I am a junior at Xavier College Preparatory. I am so excited to work at Mathnasium and share my love of math to others. In my free time, I enjoy riding horses, reading, and listening to music.

Sean Sawry

Instructor
Hello, I'm Sean. I am a Junior at Brophy College Prep. My favorite part about working at Mathnasium so far has been the great team aspect here. I like hanging out with friends in my free 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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