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.

Travis Miller

Center Director
Hello everyone! I am currently the center director of Mathnasium of Columbia Missouri. I am a senior at the University of Missouri working toward a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Mathematics with a Minor in Engineering. My future goals are to pursue a teaching career in secondary education in mathematics. I love the way that Mathnasium teaches mathematics as it builds a solid foundation for students while making it fun along the way. In the short years I've worked at Mathnasium I’ve already learned so much and have seen students improve by leaps and bounds. I cannot wait to continue growing in this community and showing students that math can be both rewarding and fun!

Sebastian Velez

Instructor
Hello, my name is Sebastian. I am going into my senior year at Rock Bridge High School, but I am also dual enrolled at MU for advanced math classes. I like to spend my free time at the gym or relaxing with my friends. I am planning on going to MU to get a degree in finance and also hope to get a minor in mathematics. I enjoy sharing my love of math with others and teaching and learning new concepts.

Jacky Weng

Instructor
Hello, my name is Jacky. I am a senior at Hickman High School studying advanced STEM classes. However I also love studying subjects in Humanities. Next year, I plan to study applied mathematics and engineering in college. I enjoy running track, playing piano, creating digital art, and getting food with friends. I want to be able to help students at Mathnasium form connections with math and see its real-world applications.

Karli Wolfe

Instructor

Vedant Patel

Instructor
Hello! My name is Vedant and I'm currently at Rock Bridge High School studying an advanced math track. I participate in Cross Country and distance Track events and I enjoy going to the gym and playing video games in my spare time. I developed a passion for math through competitions during elementary and middle school. In my time so far at Mathnasium it has been amazing helping students build confidence and understanding in their math skills.

Lydia Elder

Instructor

Jessica Justice

Instructor
Hello! My name is Jessica, and I am a graduate student in the mathematics department at the University of Missouri. Currently, I'm working on my Master's degree in mathematics, but in the fall, I will be pursuing a PhD in mathematics education. I love helping students to understand mathematics and would like to be a college mathematics professor one day. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games and board games, going to the movies, cooking, and socializing with friends. At Mathnasium, I hope to help students deepen their conceptual understanding of mathematics and build their confidence in the subject.

Neel Patel

Instructor
Hello, my name is Neel. I am a sophomore at the University of Missouri majoring in biological sciences. I am minoring in psychology and chemistry while obtaining my certificate in neuroscience. I plan on going to medical school and hopefully I can become a surgeon one day. In my free time I like working out, playing and watching sports and hanging out with friends. I want to help students at Mathnasium build a positive relationship with math and see the benefits it can have in their lives.

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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