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.

Holly Ellis

Center Director
Holly is a Center Director at Mathnasium of East Vancouver. They are passionate about statistics, mathematics, and education. After starting as an Instructor in Lakeland Highlands, Holly saw the Mathnasium method makes a real difference in students lives. When she moved back to her hometown of Vancouver, she decided to continue the journey of math education in East Vancouver. Holly also enjoys painting, music, and stickers.

Ben Schmiedicke

Lead Instructor
Ben earned his math degree and teaching credential from California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, California. After getting his degree, he taught math for two years. Growing up, he learned to love the matter-of-fact nature of math, and how there were multiple ways to come to the same conclusion. From this, he hopes to help his students understand math and why it works, and the Mathnasium method helps him do that. Outside of work, Ben enjoys travelling, soccer, and coffee.

Paige Howell

Lead Instructor
Paige Howell is a senior in high school, but will be attending Washington State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Computer Science. She enjoys math and loves to help others learn and grow that strength. Her interests outside of work include reading, journaling, hanging out with her sister, and chai.

Michael Mintz


Ellie Dryden

Lead Instructor
Ellie Dryden is currently a junior in high school, and attending Clark College part-time. She loves all things math and science, and helping other kids love math as much as she does! Outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with family, her dog and goats, and being outside.

Jacob Lee


Xander Hawkins

Lead Instructor

Jack Dryden


Lana Saopraseuth


Orrin Brown


Myna Kommareddy


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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