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.

Sam

Center Director

I am about as nerdy as you can imagine, but simultaneously I consider myself pretty well rounded. I have a great love for math and physics. My dream job would be to do research and development on Quantum Computers. I like to stay active, whether it be rock climbing or hanging out with my friends. In my free time I find myself playing a lot of video games or pondering the mysteries of the universe.

How far have you gone in your math studies: I’ve taken up through Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations


GET TO KNOW: SAM
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
I think I would be BMO from Adventure Time. They’re a living video game console/computer.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Mole mole is that weird but it was not what I was expecting!

What do you do to have fun?
I like to play video games, go rock climbing, and play guitar.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people call themselves stupid or just acquiesce to say that they’re “just bad” at something.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Time.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
A man was attending a pi eating contest, but halfway through his second pi he stopped, looked around, and said, “This is irrational.”

I love Mathnasium because…
It’s a true pleasure to get to meet so many families and make an impact in their lives, whether that be giving an already successful student the fuel for their fire that they want, or helping a student that’s struggling catch up to their true potential.

Noah

Center Director

I am a student at UCO studying Electrical Engineering with the goal of working in the Astronautical field! I love everything space and am very excited at the prospect of participating in the start of our expansion beyond the Earth. While I’m still down here on our home planet, I’m keeping myself busy with providing a Math education for both myself and the students I work with. On top of managing the center, I’m also working on research through UCO’s math department to analyze Electrocardiogram data!

How far have you gone in your math studies: Minor in Mathematics, additional work in Numerical Linear Algebra, and various mathematical concepts in upper division electrical engineering classes.


GET TO KNOW: NOAH
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Probably R2-D2 from the Star Wars cartoons! I just really relate to their bubbly attitude and large vocabulary.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Kimchi! I would not label myself as an adventurous eater, so even that was quite a leap for myself. Turns out I’m a fan!

What do you do to have fun?
I enjoy challenging myself, whether it’s through a physical activity like rock climbing or a mental activity like challenging video games!

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When I ask someone to close the door and they leave it open when they exit!

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Unlimited genies for unlimited wishes!

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
How many mathematicians does it task to screw in a light bulb? This problem is trivial and has been left as an exercise for the reader.

I love Mathnasium because…
Mathnasium allows the opportunity to cultivate a learning environment not pressured by deadlines or expectations. Students are able to develop at their own pace, and can grow regardless of what their history with the subject was!

Campbell

Instructor

I am a junior in high school at Oklahoma Christian School and the Francis Tuttle Engineering Academy. I wrestle at OCS on the varsity team and am involved in speed fest, a model airplane competition. I love to go to the mountains, and I enjoy watching all kinds of sports. After high school I plan to go to Oklahoma State and study engineering.

How far have you gone in your math studies: Pre-Calculus


GET TO KNOW: CAMPBELL
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
I would be the road runner because I like to go fast.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I ate grilled alligator once and it was not very good.

What do you do to have fun?
I like to play video games and hang out with my friends.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people don't put things back in the same place they found them.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
I would have an unlimited supply of Chick-fil-a sauce.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
Why did the student wear glasses in math class? To improve their di-vision.

I love Mathnasium because…
I love Mathnasium because I get to share my love for math with others and also get to learn about math with them.

Eddie

Instructor

Ever since I learned to count I have enjoyed learning and applying mathematics. I have tutored mathematics for over 5 years and have always enjoyed the lightbulb moment when a student finally starts to understand the material they have been struggling with. While I do have my associates degree I have no plan on stopping my passion to learn math. That is, I am currently pursuing my actuarial science degree at UCO and should be graduating in May of 2025.

How far have you gone in your math studies: I have my associate’s in mathematics with an education emphasis.


GET TO KNOW: EDDIE
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Ferb, because he is smart and shy.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Pineapple pizza, and I can say I would not recommend it.

What do you do to have fun?
Video games and chess.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people chew gum really loud.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Money.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
What do baby parabolas drink? Quadratic Formula.

I love Mathnasium because…
I love Mathnasium because I have the opportunity to share my love for math.

Jacob

Instructor

I’m a high school student who takes a lot of college classes concurrently. Right now, I’m taking calculus III at OU, as well as a few other non-math related classes. Math has been my favorite subject for years, and I try to pass down my knowledge and love for math to all of my younger peers.

How far have you gone in your math studies: Calculus and Analytical Geometry III


GET TO KNOW: JACOB
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
I would be Dr. Doofenshmirtz because I’m always trying to take over the tri-state area and getting beat up by platypuses.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
In Beijing, I ate grilled snake at a local street food stand.

What do you do to have fun?
I play ice hockey, compete in ninja warrior, and play a lot of video games.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people tell me they don’t commit 2 hours per day to worship math like I do.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Jelly beans, my favorite snack.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
There are many problems with math puns. Calculus jokes are mostly derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are usually formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are pretty basic. But the occasional statistics joke is an outlier.

I love Mathnasium because…
Mathnasium gives me an opportunity to spread my math knowledge and understanding in a casual environment that lets students have fun learning. I also love Mathnasium because it lets me further develop my own personal math skills as an instructor.

Kylie

Instructor

I am a current UCO student obtaining a bachelors in Math. I am 20 years old and have loved doing math since the fifth grade. I hope to become a teacher when I finish college, but any job that has me doing math is great too!

How far have you gone in your math studies: Up to Calculus 4


GET TO KNOW: KYLIE
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Spongebob! It's easily the best cartoon, and I think I have Spongebob-esque humor.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I licked the floor of a bus once. I will not elaborate.

What do you do to have fun?
I stitch blankets or play video games.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
People that eat with their mouth open.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
I'd have an unlimited supply of Diet Dr. Pepper. It's the best drink out there.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
A Roman walks into a candy shop, holds up two fingers and says, "Five sodas, please!"

I love Mathnasium because…
I love teaching math!

Neha

Instructor

I’m a high school senior at Edmond Memorial (go Dogs). Math has been an interest of mine since preschool, and will probably be my major in college next year.

How far have you gone in your math studies: I am currently taking Calculus 3.


GET TO KNOW: NEHA
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Naruto - half the time enemies are defeated by just talking, which really appeals to the debater in me.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Paper, probably. It doesn’t taste like anything, for the record.

What do you do to have fun?
I enjoy writing and watching copious amounts of Netflix.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
The sound of someone scratching on Styrofoam.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Gold. It would be amusing to completely destroy the gold standard.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
Why did 7 eat 9? Because you have to have 3 square (3^2) meals a day.

I love Mathnasium because…
It gives students the opportunity to get closer to their dreams, whatever they are, through building academic confidence.

Sigma

Instructor - @Home Specialist

I am a professional Mechanical Engineer in Training. I work at the University of Michigan. I have been tutoring students from pre K to college level for about 12 years now. Besides, I like to travel, ride horses, swim and love meeting people and making friends!!

How far have you gone in your math studies: I have a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. The highest math class that I have taken is Differential Equations. I have tutored Business Calculus, College Algebra, Linear Algebra, Logic and Critical thinking classes for about 4 years while working at UCO. I have tested out of Calculus II while clearing Calculus I in the same semester. Done various interstate math jeopardies, integration bees, etc. and numerous math Olympiads with numerous medals and 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes.


GET TO KNOW: SIGMA
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Jerry mouse, because I love mice: they are little but super wise!!

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Chili flavored ice cream. Of course, had to throw it away later!

What do you do to have fun?
Adventures, road trips, horse riding, swimming.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
People lying or showing off.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Strength.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
Romans found math to be too easy and not challenging at all because X was always 10!

I love Mathnasium because…
Working with students and doing an unlimited amount of math with them is therapy for me. The goal is not just to learn to get correct answers with help. The goal is to learn how to properly represent each and every step, have confidence in your answers, and find out the best and most time efficient way out of the plethora of ways to get an answer.

Trey

Instructor

My name is Trey Hernandez, and I moved to Edmond this summer from Eagle River, Alaska. My father is in the military, which is why I’ve also lived in Germany and Oklahoma before moving here. I currently go to school at Santa Fe High School, and I am learning German. In addition to my normal activities, I am currently in physical therapy to help my right ankle recover. Once I have finished physical therapy, I plan to join the track and field team, as well as the cross country team. I believe deeply that learning math is not a subject that needs to be boring, but can be fun and used for fun projects, just like the creations you see in shows like Phineas and Ferb.

How far have you gone in your math studies: I am currently in Trig/Pre Calc, as well as AP physics 1.


GET TO KNOW: TREY
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Avatar: The Last Airbender, I have seen the show 4 different times and I can’t watch it without relating to a character in some shape or way.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
When I was a kid, I had a habit of eating random objects such as grass and sticks out of curiosity.

What do you do to have fun?
I like to play Dungeons and Dragons, fold origami, and play video games.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people are extremely hypocritical.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Printer paper to fold origami.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
Not all math jokes are bad. Just sum.

I love Mathnasium because…
I really like math, and I believe it to be my best subject. More so, I believe that when people have good teachers, they not only learn more, but want to learn more. At Mathnasium, I can be a positive influence in other’s lives, and encourage others to learn a subject many have poor relations with.

Bobie

Instructor

I'm as nerdy as nerdy can be. I am going to school to eventually be an Astrophysicist. I adore studying Astronomy & all the wonders of the cosmos. I am a rescue dog mom & love my two boys more than anything. I love to laugh and make others smile. I am the happiest when I know the people around me are happy.

How far have you gone in your math studies: Calculus 1


GET TO KNOW: BOBIE
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Eda the Owl Lady from The Owl House.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I love trying new and weird foods. Pizza and Mac & cheese ice cream.

What do you do to have fun?
I love staring at the stars and binge watching shows (especially Doctor Who & Star Trek)

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people give up without giving it a shot. You'll never learn without trying and failing first.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Any and all gummy candies.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
What did the acorn say when it grew up? Ge-om-e-try! (Gee, I'm a tree!)

I love Mathnasium because…
I joined so I could learn even more math & keep it fresh in my mind while I get my degree. I love it here, because everybody is like family and has similar goals. I, also, love watching our students’ personalities bloom and seeing them start to understand the concepts makes me so excited.

Annalise

Instructor

I am a senior at OSU majoring in Music Industry. I am involved in a small women’s ensemble at OSU, and we will be traveling to Europe this summer to compete against choirs from around the world! I love singing, reading, hiking, card games, and spending time with my family!

How far have you gone in your math studies: Calculus 1


GET TO KNOW: ANNALISE
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
I would be Vanellope von Schweetz because we are both tiny and feisty, but we love to have fun.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I once had a burger on vacation that had a donut bun, egg, beef, cheese, peanut butter, and bacon. I was skeptical, but it was so good!

What do you do to have fun?
I like to read, play card games, and play Mario Kart!

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people make other people feel bad about themselves.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Energy, so I can do all the things!

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
What is a swimmer’s favorite math? DIVE-ision

I love Mathnasium because…
I love being able to help students grow more confident in themselves and in their math skills!

Shivani

Instructor

I’m a student at Edmond Memorial High School. I’m currently enrolled in 2 math classes because I really enjoy being engaged in challenging math. Outside of school I’m usually on the mats for Muay Thai and Vale Tudo. When I’m not busy, I’m usually out with my friends or at home tending to my plants.

How far have you gone in your math studies: Pre-calc/Trig


GET TO KNOW: Shivani
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Lilo from Lilo and Stitch! She’s so spontaneous and a tad impulsive, and she’s fun to be around.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Not that weird, but we made Monte Cristos in Culinary, which are essentially meat & cheese sandwiches but with french toast for bread, topped with raspberry preserves and powdered sugar.

What do you do to have fun?
I love hanging out with my neighbor and going on late night drives together to listen to music.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people act like know-it-alls. It’s such an ick.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Definitely pão de queijo :)

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt

I love Mathnasium because…
I get to interact with so many different kids and people, as well as teach which is the best part. It also keeps me in touch with foundation math while working with different students. I love being able to help students out in a subject I once didn’t enjoy!

Ellie

Instructor

I am a non-traditional (*cough* homeschooled) high school junior attending the Computer Science Academy at Francis Tuttle. I love math but lots of other things too! My dream is to double-major in music and computer science, with a minor in mathematics, at MIT. I love fractals, hate bad grammar, and want to learn as much as I can about everything!

How far have you gone in your math studies: I am currently in Calculus AB. I have also taken some Linear Algebra, and computer science specific math such as Boolean algebra and bitwise operations.


GET TO KNOW: Ellie
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
Scrooge McDuck, because he has money.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Snails, maybe. Or eel. Or quail egg. I’ve eaten many strange things and they all tasted good.

What do you do to have fun?
I play piano, watch science videos, read, and program computer graphics.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
People using "less" and "fewer" interchangeably.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Knowledge.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
What math concept describes a lost parrot? A Poly-gon.

I love Mathnasium because…
Not only is it so awesome to see kids learn, gain confidence, and tackle difficult concepts, but I've learned so much myself as an instructor! Mathnasium is an amazing learning environment for anyone.

Helen

Instructor

Hello! I am currently a Junior at Edmond Memorial High School. I am on the Speech and Debate team at school, as well as Youth and Government. I got really into math in 8th grade, and have loved to keep learning ever since. When I graduate from high school I plan on going to college to study physics or mathematics to (hopefully) become an astrophysicist! I love anything involving space, animals, math, and writing!

How far have you gone in your math studies: I am currently in Geometry and studying Algebra on the side.


GET TO KNOW: Helen
If you were a cartoon, which one would you be and why?
I would be Peppa Pig because I love spaghetti, I love to laugh, I am curious, and I can be a little bossy every once in a while. However, I do treat my dad with respect. (Unlike Peppa most of the time!)

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I ate fried crickets once. (I would be lying if I said they were bad…)

What do you do to have fun?
I like reading, watching anything that looks interesting on Netflix, and listening to music.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people use the wrong your/you’re and they’re/there/their.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Fun socks.

What’s your favorite “math” joke?
Parallel lines have so much in common. It’s a shame they’ll never meet.

I love Mathnasium because…
The team at Mathnasium is just phenomenal. Everybody is so kind, funny, and intelligent. The environment at Mathnasium is so positive, and it is impossible to leave without a smile on your face, much less without feeling encouraged and capable. Everybody is so helpful and patient, and you can tell that the students feel comfortable being themselves and making mistakes because they know that the instructors will help them. Besides, I get to help students love math the way I do!

Jonathan

Instructor
GET TO KNOW: Jonathan
Check back soon for Jonathan's bio!

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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.
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