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.

Lynn Byfield

Having spent the last decade in education, Lynn has a strong passion and sense of belonging working with students to build their confidence through learning. After seven years as a teacher for Seminole County Public Schools, culminating with her recognition as Teacher of the Year in 2013, Lynn stepped away from the classroom and into her next chapter with a steadfast commitment: “helping children gain the confidence to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.” In 2013, Lynn opened Mathnasium of Lake Mary, in the community that she and her family have called home for the past 30 years, to do just that. Over the last seven years, Lynn and her center have received community and national recognition for their commitment to helping students conquer math through number sense and advocating for their own math skills. Most notably, the Mathnasium of Lake Mary was awarded the #1 Mathnasium in the Nation for “Right Instruction” - recognizing the center for its incredible team of instructors and their aptitude with the “Mathnasium Method” (quite the high praise with over 1,000 amazing Mathnasium’s out there!) In 2020, Lynn was thrilled to open her second center, Mathnasium of Lake Brantley, to continue to give back to her community, advocate for her students, and build strong math students by “making math make sense”.

Kim Friedman

Office Manager
Kim has an extensive background in Customer service, Real Estate and Sales. She is responsible for billing and enrollments, along with Operations. Kim and her husband, Stan, have been Lake Mary residents for 39 years. Please contact Kim with any billing concerns and for information about our program.

Emily Byfield

Floor Coordinator
Emily is a multi-tasker who handles the ebb and flow of the center, while signing in our in-center and @home students for their sessions. She also answers the phone, greets our Mathletes and parents, along with keeping the reward cabinet fully stocked and more. A very important position!

Pareen Dhalla

Lead Instructor
Pareen holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at the University of Central Florida. She is currently a 4th grade teacher at Hamilton Elementary School. She has been teaching within her community for the past seven years and has loved every second of it. Her favorite thing about teaching is being able to watch the children grasp a concept and seeing the light bulb going on in their head. Pareen has a passion for teaching and loves sharing her knowledge with others.

Donovan Reynolds

Lead Instructor
Donovan attends UCF and is a Computer Engineering major. He is very personable and outgoing. He takes pride in always finding a way to connect with our students and having them understand math in a way that makes sense.

Rutu Bhatt

Lead Instructor
Rutu attends UCF and is obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences and has a 4.0 GPA. She is putting herself through college and looks forward to a career as a doctor in years to come. She has expressed how much personal insight she has gained by working with all of the students at Mathnasium of Lake Mary. Rutu works very well with all of our students and enjoys making math fun for everyone.

Richard Wyrick

Lead Instructor
Richard recently retired as a Strategic Development Director, where he implemented a state-wide Medicaid plan for behavioral health and medical services for 40,000 children in the Child Welfare System. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has previously taught math for 5 years at University of Phoenix. In his spare time, Richard also teaches Math for Engineering at Seminole State College, participates in local plays and loves to cook. He is excited about the opportunity to work with students while building their critical thinking skills and making math make sense.

Jean-Raphael Mercier

Lead @Home Instructor
Jean-Raphael majored in Math and Aerospace Engineering while attending Penn State University. While there, he led study sessions and assisted with math and engineering classes. As Lead @Home Instructor, Jean-Raphael helps with daily operations along with being a mentor to Instructors while ensuring the Mathnasium Method is being implemented. His patient and calming demeanor is an asset while working with our Mathletes and communicating with our parents. He has a passion for languages and is fluent in French while learning Italian.

Ayyan Hussain

@Home Instructor
Math is Ayyan's passion and his favorite subject. He currently attends FSU and instructs from college in our Mathnasium@home program. Ayyan gets very excited when working with students and having them understand a concept, while building their confidence. Ayyan always has a warm smile for those he interacts with.

David Bloomberg

David is a retired Seminole County Public School Elementary Gifted Teacher, who enjoys working with students of all ages. Mathnasium keeps him busy several days a week, in addition to his passion for playing the violin and painting. We are excited to have David return to the Center after a sabbatical during the pandemic.

Lauren Hasloecher

Lauren graduated from Stetson University with a B.S. degree in Bio-Chemistry. She has always excelled in math and science. Lauren worked at Mathnasium while attending Undergrad and recently returned. We are happy to have Lauren back in our center with our Mathletes.

Manny Natarajan

Manny is very accomplished academically and personally. He is a Senior at Seminole High School with a 4.65 GPA and is Treasurer of the Technology Student Association. He is a State ranked tennis player and also plays the piano, guitar and clarinet. He has tutored his peers in math for years and enjoys presenting content in an easy, understandable manner. He loves being able to break down math problems for our Mathletes.

Spencer Payne

Spencer is a senior this year and has always exceled in math. He is Editor in Chief, of his High School Year Book, as well as Secretary of the National Honor Society. Throughout the years, Spencer has always tutored peers and other students in math and enjoys seeing a student understand something which was confusing to them.

Sydney Sprangel

Sydney currently attends UCF and is pursuing a degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics, with a dream of becoming a High School Math teacher. She has completed higher level math through Calculus 3. Sydney is especially excited about teaching students the Mathnasium Method, “due to the way understanding a concept is prioritized, over drilling formulas and not knowing why they are used.”

Rishabh Mehta

Rishabh is a rising Senior at Seminole High School, has a weighted GPA of 4.7, who has always had a passion for math. He has participated in Math Counts, and Mu Alpha Theta. Not only does he have a strong interest in math, but in robotics as well, and has organized a Robotics summer camp for children. Rishabh also volunteers at Advent Health Hospital in Altamonte Springs and is very caring and kind.

Shrina Patel

Another rising Senior at Seminole High School, with a 4.7 GPA, who has completed high level math classes such as AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB. She has received an A in every math class she has taken, along with a 5 on all standardized tests throughout her education. Shrina always has a warm smile for our Mathletes along with a calming demeanor. She loves working with students of all ages and has been a volunteer at the Orlando Science Center for many years.

Amber Ni

Amber, is a rising Senior at Seminole High School with a 4.8 GPA , who received a perfect score on our challenging Instructor exam. She has a passion for math and has completed AP Calculus BC, in addition to participating in Mu Alpha Theta, is Treasurer of the Business Professionals of America, along with volunteering for the American Red Cross.

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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