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.

Jessica Kasje

Assistant Center Director
Jessica Kasje holds a PhD in French from Yale. She has six years of experience teaching French at the college level, and she enjoys applying her skills to another language-math! Jessica is passionate about individualized instruction, and she believes that any student can succeed with patience and the right pedagogical approach.

Alex L.

Lead Instructor
Alex is a dedicated math enthusiast with over 10 years at Mathnasium! She loves audiobooks, crochet, and museums. Her favorite type of math to do is geometry!

Ying R.

One-on-One Instructor
Ying is a Chicago native who likes to explore the city on foot and on skates. One of her favorite places to skate along is the Riverwalk, and one of her favorite dessert places is La Michoacana. She likes working with students because she finds it rewarding when students regain confidence in subjects that they’ve struggled with. Math was her weakest subject, so she finds it especially rewarding when students learn to love math again, just as she did!

Reagan C.

One-on-One Instructor
Reagan is pursuing a Computer Science degree with a minor in math at UIC. She enjoys math and seeing how it can relate to something in every field, especially in computer science. She also loves to see students improve and get more comfortable with math as they learn more and more. In her free time, Reagan enjoys playing guitar, playing video games with friends, and traveling.

Shivani B.

Online Lead Instructor
Shivani Brahmbhatt is a former high school math teacher who taught everything from pre-algebra to pre-calculus in Title 1 schools. She has been with Mathnasium for four years and has instructed at every level from the youngest one-on-ones to college level students. She loves to cook, read, craft, and hangout with her baby in her spare time!

Alexandra F.

Alexandra is in her third year studying math at UIC. She likes math since it's the kind of thing you can do drinking hot tea with your cats sleeping next to you.

David G.

David has a degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Physics from DePaul University. He enjoys hobbies such as chess, puzzles, sailing, climbing, and longboarding. David believes in taking the time to understand new information in the context of prerequisite knowledge and encourages his students to ponder new concepts. His favorite area of math is number theory and combinatorics.

Tony E.

Tony Eisel is a Math and Music Composition dual major at Roosevelt University. He likes to cook, travel, read, and sleep. He has a passion for educating the next generation.

Ashley W.

Ashley is a junior at Walter Payton College Prep who loves math because she finds it satisfying to solve problems. She enjoys playing softball for her school and listening to music in her free time.

Betty S.

Betty is a current playwright major at DePaul University who has lived in Chicago their whole life. They enjoy art and writing, especially sewing, painting, or poetry, but find math a satisfying outlet as well to engage with. They have tutored math since they were in middle school and enjoy helping others achieve new milestones in their academic journeys.

Sammy D.

Sammy is a double major in neuroscience and data science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A fan of algebra, they also enjoy reading and chess in their off time.

Sincere W.

Sincere is a Senior at St. Ignatius College Prep. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, writing poetry, going on runs, reading, and playing with her younger siblings. She is fond of math as she enjoys thinking outside the box and likes interacting with life-applicable math problems.

Raksha A.

Raksha is a student at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School. She loves the mix of variables and numbers in math. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to binge watch old Disney movies.

Megan W.

Megan is currently a college student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Physics at UIC with a minors in Math and Art. In the future she plans to pursue research in astronomy! In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and petting her cat.

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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