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.

Saybil Altintas

Online and Technical Support
Saybil has a BS, MS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. She has always enjoyed teaching, and even when she was in school, she loved helping her classmates with schoolwork. Math was always her favorite subject. She loves conveying her knowledge to others. Although Saybil is Turkish, and bilingual, and received some of her education in Turkey, she did spend some time in Highland Park at Red Oak and Edgewood schools. Saybil was a competitive swimmer and still enjoys swimming. Saybil's favorite "job" is raising her two sons, and says that watching them play sports and their activities is the best. Saybil is a former Mathnasium instructor at our Center, and with her love of math and teaching, makes time to provide us with online and technical support. Fun fact: Saybil loves watching action movies (Marvel movies) with her kids.

Merrick Shor

Merrick was a Radiologist for 30 years before coming to Mathnasium seven years ago after retiring. He has years of experience teaching medical residents and has always loved teaching. Through his work as a Radiologist, Merrick saw the importance of math in medicine. He also likes to bike, enjoys comedic movies, and occasionally plays the violin. The kids can always count on Merrick for a silly comment!

Jeff Rubin

Jeff has been an investment advisor for over 30 years, with a degree in economics and an MBA. He enjoys teaching math to kids, has been an instructor at Mathnasium for several years, now. and also helps out at the math department at Hubbard Woods. Jeff has two grown daughters. Jeff, in addition to being an investment advisor, is an avid (sometimes trophy-winning) golfer, as well as a regular tennis player. Jeff is also a fantasy football enthusiast.

Elyse Shaffer



Center mascot - Always hoping for a treat, Scarlett has been with us at the Center since we opened in 2011. Mathnasium is Scarlett's second home, and she loves the kids! Her math skills have developed to the point where she can give you a high "five"!

Sophia Paulsen


Brian Farkas


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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