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.

Kallista Scharf

Instructor
Kallista is a Middle School and High School math teacher at Hershey Christian Academy, and a graduate from Messiah University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Education with Teacher Certification in Grades 4-8. Her concentration was Math and Science and she has taught at several area schools. As someone who is enthusiastic and loves teaching math, she looks forward to helping students learn, meet their potential, and connect with them on as she enjoys finding a way to reach every student.

Mythili Pai

Instructor
Mythili Pai is a student at Hershey High School and an excellent addition to our instructor team here at Mathnasium of Hershey. She has a passion for learning, and for passing on that passion to the students she works with. Not only does she have a sterling academic record, maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA and inclusion on the distinguished honor roll, but she is actively involved in multiple extracurricular actives such as Youth and Government, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Key Club.

Dennis Wlson

Senior Instructor
Hi, I'm Dennis Wilson. I went to Penn State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in physics and a master’s in environmental engineering. I, then, attended the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology where I earned a Master of Science in learning technologies, with my master's research investigating science education at cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania. Over the years, I have worked for Penn State Hershey Medical Center as a lab technician and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a water program specialist. In addition, I have also been an instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College in environmental science and astronomy since 1999. I have also taught science courses for Duquesne University and Temple University.

Emily O'Donnell

Instructor
Emily O'Donnell is a Junior at Lower Dauphin High School who Mathnasium of Hershey is proud to have recently added to our instructor pool. She is a member of the Math, English, Science, and Spanish National Honor Societies. She has experience tutoring elementary school students in through the Study Buddies program at Londonderry Elementary School. She also is a member of the Tennis Team at LDHS. Emily plans to study Accounting at the College level next.

Patrick McHugh

Instructor
Mathnasium of Hershey is proud to add our latest instructor, Mr. Patrick McHugh. Patrick is a Sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Mathematics. He made the Dean's List in both of his first two semester's this past year. Patrick also attended the MIT Mathroots accelerator program in 2021, and brings a wealth of math knowledge to our center.

Tatiana Adames

Instructor
#Mathnasium_of_Hershey is proud to announce the addition of our newest instructor, Tatiana Adames. Tatiana is a Sophomore at the Univ. of Pittsburgh studying Mathematics. She has a passion for teaching math, that comes with years of experience. And her goal is to become a Math teacher in the years to come. "I've always found it so rewarding to work with kids, and extremely fulfilling to build someone's confidence in Math".

Don Umberger

Instructor
#Mathnasium_of_Hershey is proud to announce the addition of our latest instructor, Mr. Don Umberger. Don is looking to give back to the community and share his love of mathematics with our students. He has a B.S. in accounting from Elizabethtown College, and a wealth of experience to share with students.

Daksh "Duke" Daita

Instructor
Duke is a student at Hershey High School, and member of the Distinguished Honor Roll, and a Student of the Month Winner. On top of all of his extracurricular activities, which include membership on both the Varsity Basketball Team and Varsity Track Team, Duke shares his love of Mathematics with our students.

Vinay Raman

Instructor
Mathnasium of Hershey is proud to have Vinay join our team of instructors, and look forward to him sharing his love of Math with all of our students. Vinay is intimately familiar with our curriculum and methodology, because before he was an instructor, he was a student for several years. He is an excellent student, member of the Math Honor Society, and Varsity member of the Hershey HS Track and Field and Cross Country Teams.

Sia Jhvaeri

Instructor

Ritvik Baweja

Instructor

Alexander Petula

Instructor
#Mathnasium_of_Hershey is proud to announce the latest instructor to join our team, Alex Petula. Alex is a recent graduate of Hershey HS, and will be attending Penn State in the Fall to study Mathematics. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Honor Society, and a National Merit Award Winner. While his accomplishments are too numerous to list, he will bring a wealth of experience and is eager to share his love of math with our students.

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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