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 organization 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.

Jeffrey Brown

Instructor

Jeffrey is a Process Engineer. He has a patent on producing levulenic acid.

Favorite number: 17 ­my baseball number.

Favorite math joke: What is 2 + 2? It is not anything you want it to be.

In five years, I will be: I will be Retired.

I love Mathnasium because: I thoroughly enjoy teaching the brightest students in San Antonio.

Chris Sorensen

Instructor

Chris enjoys math and sharing that love with others. He also enjoys sports and music.

Favorite number: Pi because it is so tasty.

Favorite math joke: What is Einstein favorite treat? Pi

In five years, I will be: Studying computer science.

I love Mathnasium because: It helps kids learn to love math!

Andrew Marcroft

Instructor

Andrew is currently a senior at Johnson High School. He grew up in Minnesota and luckily ended up in San Antonio, Texas. Andrew likes exploring the city with his friends by trying new foods and embarking on new adventures.

Favorite number: My favorite number has to be 12 because when I was a kid that was always my desk and cubby number.

Favorite math joke: Why was the math book sad? Because it had too many problems!

In five years, I will be: Graduating from UT Austin with a degree in chemical engineering. I will have just gotten my first real job at a major engineering firm and start working hard to support myself.

I love Mathnasium because: They understand the struggle of learning math and are able to use their methods to simplify seemingly impossible questions. They create an environment where students don't fear advancing to harder levels which is something I wish I had when I was first learning math.

Ian Sorensen

Instructor

Ian is a senior at Johnson High School. He loves math and is currently taking Multivariable Calculus. He likes to play piano, guitar, and drums. He wants to go into computer science at college.

Favorite number: 0, because it breaks a lot of math rules and principles.

Favorite math joke: Why did all the other numbers avoid talking to Pi at the Party? Because he goes on forever.

In five years, I will be: In college studying computer science.

I love Mathnasium because: I get to help kids love math and increase their confidence in it.

Sage Vantine

Instructor

Sage is a student at St. Mary's University in San Antonio studying Mathematics and minoring in Computer Science. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and discovering new music.

Favorite number: 3, it's odd and you can do a lot with it.

Favorite math joke: Are monsters good at math? Not unless you Count Dracula!

In five years, I will be: Attending graduate school.

I love Mathnasium because: It allows kids the room to really understand and find a passion for math!

Sarah Tsakopulos

Instructor

Sarah is a senior at Great Hearts Northern Oaks. She plans on attending Texas A&M College Station, where she will pursue a degree in biomedical engineering. In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing soccer, learning new math concepts, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite number: 30, because my mom and I were both born on the 30th, and we are 30 years apart, and her and her father are also 30 years apart.

Favorite math joke: What’s the best dessert? Pi because it never ends!

In five years, I will be: Coming home from working on 3D printing neurons to my five cats, watching the sunset under the mountains.

I love Mathnasium because: It gives me the opportunity to share my love of math to the next generation.

Anvi Komatreddy

Instructor

Anvi Komatreddy is currently a 16­ year­ old junior in high school aspiring to go into the finance/data analysis field. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing and spending time at networking events. She has always been passionate about promoting informal and STEAM education in underprivileged communities.

Favorite number: 22! It's the day I was born and I was born on my dad's birthday. I share a birthday with my dad which has always made 22 my lucky number!

Favorite math joke: Why was the Algebra textbook sad? It had too many problems.

In five years, I will be: Hopefully at UT Austin studying finance!

I love Mathnasium because: I love the idea of making such a tedious subject fun and easy to understand for kids and tutoring younger kids is something I truly enjoy!

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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