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.

Cameron Baller

Instructor

Cameron is currently attending Texas State University studying Mathematics Education. He has hopes of becoming a High School Math Teacher!

Favorite number: 12

Favorite math joke: What's 9+10?

In five years, I will be: A math teacher hopefully!

I love Mathnasium because: It's a great opportunity to connect with the student and gain experience in math instruction!

Yunis Al-Saad

Instructor

Yunis is a Junior attending Hays High School. He has always liked math and want to help those that struggle with it.

Favorite number: 0 - because it is the only neutral number. In math and science, 0 has some interesting properties.

Favorite math joke: Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach? Because it was over 90 degrees!

In five years, I will be: In college attending at UT in computer science. I also hope to continue teaching math to those that struggle with it.

I love Mathnasium because: It allows students to identify their gaps in mathematics and allows them to fill it in with excellent instructors.

Maddie Garcia

Instructor

Madeline is a sophomore attending Texas State University for her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She is passionate about science and math and loves to tutor.

Favorite number: 11,because it’s lucky for me.

Favorite math joke: Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7, 8, 9.

In five years, I will be: I will be in Physician Assistant school.

I love Mathnasium because: It makes math easy to learn.

Jackie Miller

Instructor

Jackie is a mechanical engineering major from Texas State University. She enjoys being outdoors, reading and listening to music.

Favorite number: 17, because I think it’s interesting that it’s square root is 4.123.

Favorite math joke: How do we know that the fractions x/c, y/c, and z/c, are European? They’re all over seas!

In five years, I will be: Hopefully graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. I would really like an entry level job in avionics or aerospace with Lockheed Martin or Boeing.

I love Mathnasium because: I’ve been lucky enough to see the program work and personally feel a large shift in how I view and enjoy math.

Elizabeth Yancy

Instructor

Elizabeth is currently a student at Texas State University. She is majoring in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Forensic Psychology.

Favorite number: 3, for no specific reason, it’s just always been my favorite!

Favorite math joke: Parallel lines make me sad. They have so much in common but they never meet.

In five years, I will be: Hopefully, graduated from college and starting my career.

I love Mathnasium because: It makes math fun!

Phillip Hansen

Instructor

Phillip is an engineering student at Texas State who loves video games and watching movies.

Favorite number: Pi, it goes on forever and is used your whole math career

Favorite math joke: How do you make 7 even? Subtract the s!

In five years, I will be: An electronics engineer.

I love Mathnasium because: Helping someone learn math is something I relate to and I’d never be able to do what I do without the help of others

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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