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.

Jennifer Speer

Owner

Jennifer has a unique perspective that allows her to understand your kids and help them.

She is a successful business owner and homeschooling mom of 3! She has the perspective of an educator as well as a busy parent and knows the challenges of both. Jennifer knows how to engage the kids and hold their interest. She keeps them progressing in math in a way they will actually enjoy!

Jennifer has always had a strong grip on Mathematics, earning her B.B.A in Finance at Southwest Texas State University and then owning and operating a successful business for over 10 years in the Brazos Valley alongside her husband James.

After finding Mathnasium and seeing what it can offer kids, they made a tough decision to sell their successful business with its comfortable lifestyle and start all over again. As scary as that sounds, they knew that parents in the Brazos Valley wanted the best for their children at an affordable price. There was already so much available for the many college students in Bryan/College Station, but not for elementary, middle, and high school students. Now, after being open for several years and expanding to multiple locations, we have hundreds of amazing success stories as a result of our passionate instructors, inspiring learning environment, teaching style and curriculum at Mathnasium! Let us help your student! 

Favorite Math Joke: There are 3 kinds of people in this world... Those who can count, and those who can't.

Fun Fact: Graduated college in 3 1/2 years with a 4.0!

I love Mathnasium because: I get to be a part of a great organzation that changes kids' lives! Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?!?

Larry Martinek

Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas ever produced for teaching math. While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, he is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students' scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.

Jolie Sanders

Lead Instructor

Jolie is currently pursuing a Physics degree at Texas A&M. When she isn't studying, you can find her jamming out to music and hanging out with friends.

Favorite Number: 101 - it's a palindrome because it's the same forwards and backwards. It is also a common number pattern in binary.

Favorite Math Joke: Are monsters good at math? Not unless you Count Dracula.

In five years, I will be: Working as a physicist, being able to discover new things about the world we live in.

I love Mathnasium because: It's a close group of instructors who are building a positive relationship between the students and math.

Carson Stout

Instructor

The Professor Award, Fall 2021

Carson is pursuing a Chemical Engineering degree at Texas A&M. He was born in Houston but has lived all over the world, including Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Favorite Number: 4 - it's my lucky number and was my jersey number in every sport I ever played.

Favorite Math Joke: What do you get when you multiply a New York City landmark by itself? Times Square!

In five years, I will be: Graduated from Texas A&M and working as a process engineer.

I love Mathnasium because: I get to teach others math and how fun it can be!

Anushri Bhuvanesh

Instructor

Anushri is a high school student who loves to read and write in her free time. She loves to spend time with her friends but can often be found reading or doing homework.

Favorite Number: 3, because my group of best friends and me are three people.

Favorite Math Joke: Math is the only place where someone can buy 64 watermelons and no one would wonder why.

In five years, I will be: In five years I will be attending college, hopefully majoring in Psychology.

I love Mathnasium because: It seems like a great environment and the people are very fun to be around.

Alex Pierce

Instructor

Alex is an Applied Math major in the class of '26 at Texas A&M. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, reading, as well as playing the guitar and piano.

Favorite number: 2, it's the only even prime number!

Favorite math joke: I'll do algebra, I'll do trigonometry, I can even do statistics. But graphing? That's where I draw the line.

In five years, I will be: Graduated from college and hopefully working in the field of computer science.

I love Mathnasium because: I will have the privilege to help students succeed in the subject I am most passionate about, math!

Ella Belknap

Instructor

Ella currently is an Applied Mathematics major at Texas A&M University. She is originally from Dallas and enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and watching any type of movies!

Favorite number: 16­-It's my lucky number!

Favorite math joke: Why is six afraid of seven? Because 7 8 9.

In five years, I will be: Graduated and working!

I love Mathnasium because: I enjoy being with kids and helping them become confident in math.

Mark Johnson

Instructor

Mark is a senior at College Station High School. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but has lived in College Station since 2007. He enjoys taking photos with his telescope, spending time outdoors, and going out with friends.

Favorite number: 2 ­- it is the only even prime number.

Favorite math joke: A mathematician sees three people go into a building. Later she sees four people leave. When she is asked how many people are in the building she replies, “Well, if one person enters the house it’ll be empty.

In five years, I will be: Recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in computer science.

I love Mathnasium because: Mathnasium gives me the opportunity to help kids find the same passion for math that I found as a child!

Avery Walker

Instructor

Avery is a student at Texas A&M University who is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. She is passionate about helping students learn and grow and believes in the Mathnasium methodology wholeheartedly.

Favorite number: 7, because even though it’s hard to work with sometimes, it’s unique. Also, it helps to approximate pi! (22/7)

Favorite math joke: Why do some teenager girls only travel in odd numbered groups? Because they can’t even

In five years, I will be: Living out of state and working toward my PE license.

I love Mathnasium because: It teaches kids how to think about math properly.

Ian Kuffel

Instructor

Ian has received degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Texas A&M University. He enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.

Favorite number: π, because it shows up everywhere in physics even though it is a simple ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

Favorite math joke: Have you heard the latest statistics joke? Probably.

In five years, I will be: Finishing my Ph.D. in Physics and pursuing research in the field of quantum computing.

I love Mathnasium because: It helps kids learn and become more comfortable with math.

Brooke Rayl

Instructor

Brooke is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and enjoys reading and playing guitar and marimba in their free time!

Favorite number: 7- I love prime numbers!

Favorite math joke: Why isn’t pi on Twitter? Because it needs more than 280 characters to express itself.

In five years, I will be: Attending college as a math major!

I love Mathnasium because: All the different personalities I get to work with all the time!

Noelle Sunna

Instructor

Noelle is a student at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in Applied Mathematics. She is from Dallas and loves math, art, and running. In her free time, she likes hiking, reading, and spending time with her roommates.

Favorite number: 2-Two are better than one!

Favorite math joke: If you're cold inside, go stand in the corner (it's always 90 degrees).

In five years, I will be: Working as an actuary.

I love Mathnasium because: I love seeing students become confident in their math abilities and get excited about learning!

Jaeda Mitchell

Instructor

Jaeda is a high school student, who is hoping to explore a career in psychology. She enjoys volunteering and reading, and often spends her free time studying or spending time with family.

Favorite number: 8-because my birthday is 08/08! (it makes it really easy to remember!)

Favorite math joke: Hey, have you ever noticed what’s odd? Every other number!

In five years, I will be: Hopefully in college, nearing graduation and majoring in psychology with a minor in religious studies!

I love Mathnasium because: I get to be a part of an amazing program that helps children learn math and enjoy doing it!

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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