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.

James Pruett

Lead Instructor
I graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville with a BS in physics in 2014. I have a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and love practicing and teaching various martial arts styles including kickboxing, Judo, and FMA. I studied medical physics in graduate school and worked on linear accelerators at the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City. I've done physics research in observational astronomy and 3D printing from CT scans! When I'm not teaching math, I spend a large portion of my time at All Saints Catholic Church across the street. I like to cook and I am an Eagle Scout.

Sophia Pappadakis

Lead Instructor
Hi! I'm Sophia Pappadakis. I am a Senior at Marist School and will attend Georgia Tech in the fall to study Industrial Engineering. I have loved math since I was very young, and I love being able to pass on what I know. Apart from math, I love to play golf, read, and bake, and I play a few instruments including piano, trumpet, and, most recently, I am learning guitar.

Vincent Erwin

Lead Instructor
Hey there, I'm Vincent Erwin, and I enjoy math. I find interest in numbers and equations, which is why I'm readying myself to major in computer science. Apart from math, I love expressing my creative side through drawing, where I let my imagination run. Because of this, Coding is one of my favorite hobbies because it combines math and creativity. If I’m not doing either of those things, I'll often be outside exercising during the autumn and winter months.

Lia Marratt

Hi, I'm Lia Marratt. I'm a Junior at North Springs Charter School. I am a dance magnet student and love all things dance and want to major in nursing. I love visual arts and working with animals. I began at Mathnasium as a student and progressed to the point of becoming an instructor. I love watching the students progress as it reminds me of my time as a Mathnasium student.

Sam Mazur

Hi, My name is Sam Mazur. I am a junior in college working on my bachelors in criminal justice. I graduated from Saint Francis private school in 2017, and have worked at pike nurseries and Legoland Discovery center Atlanta. My favorite part about working at Mathnasium is working with the children, nothing brings me more joy than seeing a child smile. My hobbies include Video games, Legos, criminal justice related documents and videos, and anime.

Neil Mazur

Hi - I’m Neil Mazur. I retired in 2022 from a long, wonderful career in broadcast engineering. I graduated from Lafayette College in 1983 with a BSEE. I’m a registered Georgia Professional Engineer and am a licensed private pilot (rotorcraft), though I haven’t flown in about 20 years. In my spare time, I read a lot of books on math and science and I very much enjoy fishing.

Drew Moyer

Director of Operations
Drew was hired as an instructor at Mathnasium of Hancock Park in Los Angeles in 2013. Two years later, he relocated to Georgia to become the Center Director of our South Forsyth location, and was transferred to our Johns Creek location in 2020. In 2022, he became the Director of Operations, overseeing all five of our centers. He feels humbled to be able to help each center and their directors, and loves the positive impact we are able to make in the lives of of our students. Drew and his wife, Larissa, live in Alpharetta and enjoy caring for their dog, two cats, and a turtle. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, writing, playing tennis, and playing the guitar.

Chris Lee

Owner/General Manager
Chris graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1996. Upon graduation, Chris spent six years in the Atlanta electronics industry. He headed back to Georgia Tech in 2002, where he went on to earn his Master's in Business Administration. Chris's main passion in life is teaching children, as exemplified in his roles as a Math Tutor, Swim, baseball, softball, and basketball coach and Sunday school teacher. Chris has played a key role in setting the strategic direction of Mathnasium HQ since opening his first center in 2005. He has been a part of the leading franchisee committee since 2010 and plays an instrumental part in curriculum development. Chris and his wife, Holly, have three children, Aubrey (19) , Faith (17) and Hudson (15) who all started attending Mathnasium at the age of six and want to enter a STEM field upon graduation from college.

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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