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.

Snowlin Alex

Center Director
I graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a degree in Computer Science. I have a passion for math and science but I am also very artistic. My hobbies include painting, hanging out with friends and finding any way to stay active like yoga, cycling, and hiking.

Favorite number: 3.

Math joke: Why are equal signs so humble? Because they know they aren’t greater than or less than!

Fun Fact: The number zero was first used in India over 5,000 years ago.

Ayesha Kamal

Senior Administrator
Hi, My name is Ayesha Kamal; I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics; I am also an ESOL teacher for non-native children; and a proud Mathnasium Mom of two wonderful kids. I have been associated with Mathnasium for the last 4 years. I enjoy being with my family, learning Behavioral Science, and cooking.

My favorite number: 22, As it symbolizes serenity, adaptability, insight, selflessness, relationships, and sensitivity.

My favorite Math joke: There’s a fine line between a numerator and a denominator… But only a fraction would understand.

Interesting fact: I speak four languages (English, Urdu, Arabic, and Persian)

Christina Brescia

Christina attended Montgomery College and Towson University, earning a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Illustration. She has been with Mathnasium for over 3 years.

Favorite number: Infinity, as it is a hard concept for the human mind to grasp both in math and science.

Math Joke: You know what seems odd to me? Numbers that can't be divided by 2!

Interesting fact: We are able to observe white dwarf stars because if an object produces heat, then it also produces light.

Michelle Wong

Lead Instructor
I am currently a junior at University of Maryland, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Mathematics. I love forensic science and calculus, as well as mystery novels and video games!

Favorite number: 28

Math joke: What is the official animal of Pi-day? The Pi-thon!

Interesting fact: No two people can have the same fingerprints, not even identical twins!

Ryan Heiser

Lead Instructor
I graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. I love everything to do with space and also enjoy video games, hanging out with friends, and board games like chess.

Favorite number: 3.

Math joke: Why does nobody talk to circles? Because there is no point!

Fact: The closest star to Earth that isn't our sun is Proxima Centauri and it is 4.3 light-years away, meaning when you look at it in the night sky you are seeing it shine from 4.3 years ago.

Nitya Donthi

Lead Instructor
Nitya is currently a senior at Richard Montgomery High School and is interested in pursuing a career in medicine!

Favorite number: 4

Math joke: How do you keep warm in a cold room? Go to a corner, they’re always 90 degrees!

Interesting fact: Reflex actions don’t actually involve the brain! Sensory information is directly sent to motor neurons in the spine.

Nana Sarkodie

Nana is currently a junior at the University of Maryland - College Park.

Favorite number: 7

Math Joke: I saw my math teacher with a piece of graph paper yesterday. I think he must be plotting something.

Interesting Fact : I like to do calisthenics in my free time.

Aryan Jain

Hey my name is Aryan. I am a senior at Poolesville High School. I like to dance and play guitar in my free time. What is the butterfly's favorite school subject? Moth-ematics!

Allison McDaniel

Hi everyone! My name is Allison. I have a master's degree in molecular genetics and worked in Biotech for 12 years. I also really enjoy science!.

My favorite number: 92 billion, the size of the universe. In light years.

My favorite math joke: Are monsters good at math? Not unless you count-dracula!

Interesting fact: Sea turtles have been around for over 200 million years.

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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