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.

Robert Mayer

Lead Instructor
Robert grew up in Colorado with a strong love for science. In high school, he came first in the state's American Mathematics Competition. After earning a Bachelor in Geology at the University of Oklahoma, he taught Biology as he completed his Masters in Biology there, where he discovered his love of teaching. Robert studied dinosaurs in college and plans to pursue his PhD in Paleontology one day. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, board games, drawing, playing with his cats, and of course, learning about dinosaurs.

Zane Globus-O'Harra

Zane was in the French immersion program at South Eugene High School where he earned an IB diploma before graduating from the University of Oregon with a double major in Computer Science and Economics, and a minor in Mathematics. As a Learning Assistant at the UO Computer Science Department, he discovered his passion for teaching and helping others, and always offering his students extra office hours. In his free time, Zane enjoys mountain biking, playing games, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels.

Kezia McKenzie

Kezia is an International Student from Indonesia, and is currently pursuing a Mathematics degree with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Oregon. She graduated from high school with an advanced Mathematics program with a GPA of 4.0, and worked as a Tutor at Lane Community College for 2 years. In her free time, Kezia enjoys watching movies, reading books, and listening to classical music.

Max Ritzow

Max graduated from the French Immersion program at South Eugene high school before attending the University of Oregon where he graduated from the Clark D. Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology. Tutoring at UofO, he helped student athletes practice good study habits and prepare for exams in math, chemistry, and biology, working with students individually and in groups. Aside from his interests in Exercise Physiology and teaching, Max is an elite bicycle racer and competes in high level events across the country.

Olivia Standke

Olivia graduated from an Oregon High School with a 4.3 GPA as an AP student, and is currently studying Math and Education at the University of Oregon. She helped teach math for a year as a teacher's assistant, and is excited to be back into helping kids learn to love math. When she is not busy working or studying, Olivia enjoys playing her harp and board games. Her favorite board game is Mastermind, also called Pico-Fermi-Nada.

Samy Jemmali

Administrative Assistant (2023-25)
Samy is Mo's son. He's a junior at South Eugene High School, and has been a Mathnasium student since we launched our center in June 2020. Samy is also a "Frenchie" in the French immersion program in the IHS (International High School) program. With his dad, Samy likes to ski, and play tennis, soccer, and chess. His favorite hobbies are building computers, filming, and playing videogames.

Yasmine Jemmali

Administrative Assistant (2021-23)
Yasmine is Mo's daughter. She's a senior at South Eugene High School, and has been a Mathnasium student since we launched our center in June 2020. Yasmine is also a "Frenchie" in the French immersion program in the IHS (International High School) program, and will be taking her IB (International Baccalaureate) exams alongside her SAT before graduating in spring 2023. Yasmine competes in gymnastics, and has been coaching gymnastics to kids at NAAG for over 3 years. She also likes to ski, play tennis at YMCA, and play chess with her dad. Her favorite hobby is music ,and she loves to play the piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, and drums.

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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.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor

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