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.

Kimberly McKinney

Certified Teacher
Kimberly McKinney is an experienced educator with a Master of Arts in Education and certification in Elementary Education K-6. With 10 years of classroom experience, she has worked with students ranging from pre-K to high school. Kimberly's dedication to teaching mathematics and instilling confidence in her students' capabilities is evident in her commitment to creating a supportive learning environment. In addition, her own children's accomplishments, with one earning a master's degree and the other excelling in her senior year of high school, showcase her commitment to academic excellence. Overall, Kimberly's extensive experience, expertise in teaching mathematics, and unique perspective as a parent make her a highly respected and valuable educator in Polk County.

Nicholas Kieffer

Nicholas Kieffer is a highly accomplished senior at IB Bartow with a 4.6 GPA. He has excelled in math competitions, such as MathCounts and the Yale Math Majors of America Tournament, where he placed in the top 20%. Nicholas has qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination and is currently part of the Mathnasium team, helping students understand challenging math concepts. He aims to show students that math can be enjoyable and useful. Nicholas has aspirations to pursue a career in medicine or a math-related field. Outside of academics, he volunteers with Camp Fire and enjoys playing basketball and video games.

Johnathan Marocco

Johnathan is a senior at IB Bartow with a strong academic record, particularly in math. He has consistently earned A grades in math classes since 2nd grade and is a member of the prestigious mu alpha theta club. In addition to his math proficiency, Johnathan excels in chemistry and has performed well on FSA's and AP exams. He is passionate about math and finds joy in problem-solving, as well as assisting others in their mathematical journeys. Johnathan is excited to work with your child and provide them with a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience in mathematics.

Alex Oropeza

Alex Oropeza is a senior student at All Saints Academy, excelling in math and currently enrolled in advanced courses such as Calculus and Statistics. Alongside her academic pursuits, Alex dedicates her free time to volunteering at the Bartow and Lakeland hospitals, with the aspiration of pursuing a career as a pediatrician in the medical field. Drawing from her own experiences as a former Mathnasium student, Alex finds fulfillment in helping others learn and grow. She brings her passion for mathematics and commitment to education to her role at Mathnasium, where she strives to inspire and empower students on their learning journeys.

Madison Odum

Madison, a dynamic junior at IB Bartow with a passion for mathematics. She thrives on both imparting knowledge and acquiring it, a trait that is clearly seen in her current enrollment in AP Calculus and AP Physics. Her mathematical prowess was previously displayed when she aced the AP Statistics with a stellar score of 5 on the Advanced Placement test. However, Madison's ambitions extend beyond the realm of numbers. She dreams of becoming a pediatrician, a role that perfectly aligns with her desire to help children in all aspects of their well-being, both physically and mentally. Madison's commitment to fostering learning and growth is evident in her dedication to her peers and students at Mathnasium. Her spirit truly embodies the essence of nurturing and growth.

Carolina Miranda

Carolina, is a junior at Lakeland Christian School, is a dedicated math student with a passion for teaching. Having previously attended Mathnasium, she has developed a strong foundation in mathematics and aims to pursue a career in aerospace. In addition to taking AP Pre Calculus and statistics, she is enrolled in AP Physics. Carolina recently participated in Camp Yellow's International Math Competition, where she placed 106th out of 1,600 contestants. Inspired by her father, who has been her patient math tutor since childhood, she aspires to help others by answering their math queries. Carolina's love for teaching and mathematics drives her to share her enthusiasm with fellow students, making math an exciting and enjoyable subject for all.

Esha Modi

Esha, a senior at IB Bartow, whose passions lie in the realms of math and English. She finds immense joy in devouring books, expressing her creativity through painting, and gracefully moving to the rhythm of dance during her leisure hours. As she immerses herself in the challenges of AP Calculus AB, her fondness for mathematics truly shines in her favorite math course, Pre-Calculus. Looking towards the future, Esha envisions herself as a data scientist, utilizing her love for numbers and analysis. Additionally, she aspires to pursue her artistic talents as a part-time illustrator. With her multifaceted interests and determination, Esha is destined to make an indelible mark in both the analytical and artistic spheres.

Joshua Gray

Joshua, a junior at IB Bartow, who has a knack for social studies and mathematics. He got a 1380 on his SAT which puts him in the 96th percentile. Enrolled in both AP Calculus AB and IB Math, he is truly passionate about numbers and problem-solving. With a love for reading, delving into history, and absorbing knowledge, Joshua is always seeking to broaden his horizons. As he looks ahead to the future, his aspirations include becoming a psychiatrist and, simultaneously, pursuing a career as an author. With such a diverse range of interests, Joshua's journey is bound to be one of extraordinary accomplishments.

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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