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.


Lead Instructor

Hello, my name is Michael. I am a graduate of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs with a bachelors in mathematics. I have been a college tutor and have worked in an elementary school for five years. I have worked at Mathnasium for 3 years now. I wanted to work at Mathnasium because I enjoy helping people out with concepts and topics that are causing them stress or difficulty. The atmosphere and the vibe Mathnasium gave off was fun and inviting, so naturally I wanted to be a part of the team. I also enjoy working and interacting with kids. I remember tutoring and holding study sessions for a majority of my college algebra class. The experience was fun, plus it was a good feeling to be able to help my fellow classmates not be super stressed out about math. The teacher noticed I was doing these things and after the class was finished, helped me get a job as a tutor at the school's learning center. I hope to use my talents and personality in order to help students be the best they can be. In addition, I want to help them build confidence, not only in math, but in their everyday life as well.

Favorite Number and Why: ​18 because it's cool (and it's my birthday)

Favorite Math Joke: Are monsters good at math? Not unless you Count Dracula.

In 5 years I will be . . . . teaching math.

Fun Fact: I used to play video games competitively.



Hi! My name is Conor. I earned a degree in applied math from the University of Colorado Boulder. I'm annoyed, but understanding, when people put me on a pedestal for being good at math. What I've learned for myself, and from my professors, is that being successful in math isn't predetermined at birth, but rather a result of hard work, just like any other skill. This fact, in addition to the math itself, is what I want students to learn. I want them to be able to use their mathematical abilities when necessary and learn more math if that is something they want/need to do. I was attracted to Mathnasium because of it's demonstrated success in helping students excel in math. I know what it feels like to shift from being confused by a math concept to understanding it, and want to help Mathnasium's students achieve the same feeling.

In my free time you will find me reading, hiking, spending time with my family (and dogs!), playing disc golf, and, of course, doing math! My current math project is working to understand the water waves that arise in my Nalgene bottle.


Favorite Number and Why: 3435. Because 3 3 + 4 4 + 3 3 + 5 5 = 3435.

Favorite Math Joke: Have you heard about the mathematician who is afraid of negative numbers? He will stop at nothing to avoid them!

In 5 years I will be . . . . Studying applied math in graduate school.

Fun Fact: I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute. I can also solve cubes with 4, 5, 6, and 7 layers (the normal Rubik’s cube has 3 layers).



Hello! I’m Carol Wall and I’ve been a private math tutor for 12 years, including 2 years as a private teacher for two competitive skiers in Vail, Colorado. I received a degree in marketing and advertising from Michigan State University, but always had a passion for numbers. I worked as a media buyer negotiating contracts for television and radio, and then as an account executive managing budgets. When 2 of my children were diagnosed with learning differences, I took time off from my advertising career to help them navigate school. I found I had a gift for teaching math to students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and other learning differences. So, I started my own tutoring business and have been very busy for the past 12 years. I came to Mathnasium because most of my students graduated or were succeeding at math on their own. After an interview and trial day, I knew this place was for me! Getting to impact so many children’s lives by helping them make sense of numbers and understand how math is used every day in our world is very rewarding!

In 5 years I will be: Semi-retired as a math tutor and traveling to beaches around the world.

Fun Fact: I was a ski instructor while taking math and engineering courses at Michigan Technological University

Hobbies: Board game nights, Going to mountain town cabins to hike, explore and have campfires, swimming at our neighborhood pool in the summers, and trail riding on our three horses, Bentley, Sterling and Luna.

I love Mathnasium because . . . my passion is to figure out how a student learns best and watch them finally make sense of numbers and realize that math is a universal language.



Hi my name is Sullivan (that's my last name but it is how I preferred to be called). I am privileged to be part of building confidence in a difficult subject. I want to foster a tenacious mindset: the belief that difficulties can be overcome with perseverance. I believe that mindset will serve students well throughout their lives, even beyond the realm of math. I liked math in middle school, but my high school did not have a good math program. I knew I needed a high SAT score to get into my college of choice, so I studied on my own. I often wished I knew someone who could help. After college, I noticed my friend Zach would always come back from work with an interesting story, energized by a passion for teaching. I thought: hey, I'd like to teach math too!

Favorite Number and Why: My favorite number is 60 because it can be neatly divided so many ways: it has 12 factors, and the first six factors are in sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This is why we use it for measuring time. The number 72 is also good, but not as good.

Favorite Math Joke: There are three kinds of people in this world; those who can count, and those who can't.

What are your dreams? I want to design tabletop role playing games (like Dungeons & Dragons): create imaginative spaces where people can strive and play as avatars of their best selves.

In 5 years I will be . . . . A published Board Game Designer



Hi my name is Luke. I am an undergraduate student at Colorado School of Mines. I am currently studying Engineering Physics with a Minor in Applied Mathematics. I have always loved math and science, and I love helping others enjoy learning it as well. I grew up in Elko, Nevada, a place with plenty of mountains, so naturally, I love hiking, skiing, camping, and spending time outdoors. I think that being good at math isn’t s skill that your born with, but it’s something that you can get better at through practice, and hard work. I’ve struggled with math in the past, and the reason I’ve succeeded is by asking for help and trying to deeply understand the concepts. I used to be a college STEM tutor, and I was able to help student who struggled with the basics of math succeed in their classes.

Favorite Number: 52 has always been my favorite number. I don’t think there’s any specific reason. Maybe its because 5+2 = 7, the universal lucky number.

Favorite Math Joke: How do you make seven even?. . . .Take away the S.

I love Mathnasium because . . . . .I can see how impactful it is on kids’ lives. It’s always awesome to see someone who struggled at math start to excel at it.

Hobbies: I love hiking, playing hockey, and playing video games.



Hi! My name is Jason, and I'm an upcoming Senior at ThunderRidge High School. I'm part of the football team, and love being outdoors and staying active. I decided to apply at Mathnasium because it seemed like the perfect place for a first job. I have never had any trouble with math in school, and being an older sibling as well as helping my mom run her at-home daycare has given me experience working with kids. I thought why not put my talents to use making a positive difference in a child's life instead of flipping burgers in a greasy kitchen? While working here at Mathnasium, my primary goal is obviously to teach math to students and deepen their understanding of math. However, I hope that while teaching these students can develop an attitude of perseverance that will help them not only in math but for the rest of their lives.

Favorite Number: 1 is my favorite number because it's the only positive integer that's not a prime or composite number.

Favorite Math Joke: What do baby parabolas drink?

Quadratic formula.

In 5 years I will be . . . Pursuing a degree in Physics or Engineering

Favorite Math Topic: While it wasn't easy to learn, calculus was my favorite math topic because it has interesting and useful applications in physics.



Hello! My name is Adrian and I am currently a senior at Metropolitan State University of Denver majoring in chemistry. My family is from Guatemala but I am a Colorado native. I prefer Colorado’s cool dry air to Guatemala’s hot humid climate any day.

Ever since I was a kid, math and science were always my favorite subjects in school. Math and science go hand in hand with each other because they both are used to interpret and understand the world we live in. Throughout my life I have been told by many people that I would be a great teacher as I am very kind, optimistic, and patient. It is important to me that students feel supported as they progress through their academic careers and that they learn to celebrate their successes, even the little ones. My dream job is to be a chemistry professor. I decided to work at Mathnasium because I believed it could give me valuable teaching experience. Working with a variety of students of all ages has helped me to be creative and find new ways of explaining academic topics.

Favorite Math Joke: Why did the mathematician spill all his food in the oven? The directions said, “Put it in the oven at 180°”

In 5 years I will be . . . . In graduate school pursuing a masters degree in physical chemistry.

I love Mathnasium because . . . . . Of the support system. I really value the care and effort Mathnasium puts towards creating a comfortable judge-free learning environment. I love helping students build their confidence in math and make them feel supported.

Hobbies: I love games! Video games, board games, card games, you name it! When I’m not playing games, I enjoy going to the park to walk my dog. In summer, I enjoy hiking and going on camping trips with my family.

Favorite Math Topic and Why: I really enjoy taking derivatives of functions. The concept came easy to me and it was my favorite thing to do in Calculus. Partial derivatives are fun too!



Hello my name is Jacob, I graduated from Colorado School of Mines with an undergrad degree in statistics in 2020. I have recently moved back to Colorado and am pursuing a masters degree online through the University of Florida. One of my goals is to help make math more accessible to people in their everyday life, and I believe that being a part of the mathnasium team will help to accomplish this goal.

Favorite Number and Why: 42, it is the secret to everything.

Favorite Math Joke: Teller: Why was 6 afraid of 7 Listener: I don’t know Teller: Because 7 ate 9. Teller: But why did 7 eat 9 Listener: I don’t know Teller: Because it is important to eat 3 squared meals a day

Fun Fact: I was not able to snap my fingers until my Sophomore year in college.

Favorite Math Topic and Why: Probability, it helps us to predict likelihood of events before they happen



Hi! My name is Loghan and I’m a junior at Colorado Academy. I play soccer and field hockey for my high school and love to enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors. I chose to work at Mathnasium because I enjoy the fun and supportive environment and the opportunity to spread my love of math. It is very rewarding to me when I witness a moment of understanding from a student after struggling with a problem or topic. I know this experience firsthand and hope to encourage other students to embrace the challenge that math can bring. My elementary school math teacher instilled my love for math and always pushed me to deeper understanding. Although challenging sometimes, it was a rewarding experience, and I consider her a role model. I hope to be a role model for students just like my teacher was to me!

Favorite Number and Why: My favorite number is number 2 because it has been my uniform number in soccer since I was 5 years old.

Favorite Math Joke: How do you keep warm in a cold room? You go to the corner. It’s always 90 degrees!

In 5 years I will be . . . . In college pursuing some type of STEM degree.

Hobbies: I love reading, playing sports, and spending time with my family. We love to play all sorts of games together including pickleball, spikeball, and monopoly.



Hi! My name is Vishnu, and I am currently a senior at D'Evelyn Jr/Sr High School. I was born in Colorado, so naturally, I love all the Colorado activities. I mountain bike and hike in the summer and enjoy snowboarding in the winter. I have done karate and boxing in the past, and I ran cross country and played volleyball for my school. I like playing games of pickup football with my friends and watching the Broncos during the football season. I want to study chemical or aerospace engineering in college. My love for mathematics is what brought me to Mathnasium.

Favorite Number: I love the number seven because it just looks like a perfect odd number.

I love Mathnasium because . . . I have always enjoyed mathematics, and I want to help others improve their skills. I want others to enjoy learning math as much as I do.

Favorite Math Topic: My favorite day of math class was when we learned the derivative of e^x.

Why did you come to work at Mathnasium? My sister worked at Mathnasium in the past, so I already knew a little bit of what Mathnasium was about. As I was looking for a job, I decided Mathnasium would be the perfect place to hone in my basic math skills while helping others gain a strong foundation in mathematics.



Hello! I’m Nathaniel. I’m a Junior at Lakewood High School and I also attend math classes at Colorado School of Mines. I’m on the LHS swim team as well as Pi Club (my school’s math club). I have always enjoyed math and science and the way that they are used to understand and harness the world around us. I came to work at Mathnasium to extend my love of math and support for kids, but also because of the constant fun and loving environment Mathnasium has. I want to keep contributing to learning and help kids understand that just because something is difficult, doesn’t mean it is impossible to master. In fact, it is extremely rewarding! Math isn’t just about numbers, but also about the problem-solving process used throughout life. In college, I want to study physics or machine learning. Both are very interesting to me and I still have a lot of time to choose.

Favorite Number: My favorite number is 2 because of its use in computing. In binary, there are 2 fundamental states (off and on/0 and 1) and powers of 2 are very important when working with computers.

I love Mathnasium because . . . math has always been my favorite subject and I wish for every student to see the beauty and fun in math. Mathnasium does exactly this in a supportive environment that builds kids’ confidence.

Hobbies: I love swimming, hiking, and playing pickleball as well as spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy playing board games because of the critical thinking and problem solving that they involve.

Favorite Math Topic: I love Calculus because of its use in science and to solve real-world problems. Calculus also introduces a whole new way of looking at math.



Hello, my name is Makenzie Sobieski! While looking at jobs for over the summer, I remembered seeing Mathnasium near my local high school, Columbine. I thought, “How cool would it be to help kids be as passionate about math as I am”. I have always been better at Math than English, so I decided this job would be a perfect fit for me. After shadowing other Mathnasium employees, I realized how awesome the atmosphere and culture at Mathnasium was and knew I had to take advantage of the opportunity. I think my favorite part about being an instructor is seeing the vast improvement in not only kids’ math skills, but also their love for math. Math can be a very tricky subject, but once understood, it is sure to be a favorite.

Favorite Number: My favorite number is 7 because it has been my softball number for my entire 10-year career and it is also my bunny, Phoebe’s, birthday.

Favorite Math Joke: Question: Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach?

Answer: Because it was over 90 degrees.

In 5 years, I will be . . . Graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Civil or Biomedical Engineering degree.

Fun Fact: I’m an identical twin.

Hobbies: Competitive softball, hiking and traveling with my family, and spending time outdoors.



Hello! I am Ariana and I am a sophomore at D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School. In elementary school, I struggled with English as a second language, so math immediately became my favorite subject because it is globally taught and understood. Mathnasium is a very welcoming place where I love to spend time working with different kids and help them improve their math skills. In my free time, I like going to the mountains, dancing at my studio, and spending time with friends. After high school, I plan to study some sort of engineering in college.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, drawing, dancing, listening to music.

Fun Fact: I speak three different languages.

In 5 years I will be . . . traveling throughout Europe.

Favorite Number: I like the number 8 because it is an infinity sign flipped.



Hello! My name is Christine and I am a sophomore at Colorado School of Mines. I study computer science and computational applied math. I am especially interested in how we can use math to improve cybersecurity. In my free time I enjoy reading, skiing, rock climbing, and just being outdoors. I am originally from New Mexico but I moved to Golden for school. I love math and most things related to math. I hope to someday have a job that lets me study math for a living.

Favorite Number and Why: e – I find it fascinating that a seemingly trivial number appears in almost every branch of science.

Favorite Math Joke: More of a limerick really: A dozen, a gross, a score, plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, makes nine squared and not a bit more.

In 5 years I will be . . . Working on my master’s degree in computational math

What are your dreams? I hope to someday move abroad and to be able to continue studying the things that I enjoy in many different places. I would like to be a professor so I can share my love of math with others while also being able to do research on the topics that interest me.

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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