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.

Samantha

Assistant Center Director
Samantha graduated in the top 20% of her class from Towanda Area Jr./Sr. High School. She received a full-tuition honors scholarship from Keystone College and studied Mathematics Education. Keystone College inducted Samantha into two of their honors societies, Alpha Lambda Delta and Kappa Epsilon Psi. Samantha has always valued education. She began tutoring her peers in Middle School and, in doing so, fell in love with teaching. Samantha says, " I love working at Mathnasium because of the 'Ah-ha!' moments. It is rewarding to watch as a child goes from loathing math to understanding and appreciating it. I have always enjoyed math, and my goal as an instructor is to encourage those I work with to do the same." Outside of Mathnasium, Samantha enjoys participating in theater, speech and debate, and poetry. She competed at the state and national levels in Speech and Debate. She also enjoys video games and lounging with her Bearded Dragon, Kevin.

Brett

Instructor
Brett has a degree in Business Administration from Lock Haven University. He currently works in procurement and sourcing. Brett is passionate about instructing with Mathnasium because it is rewarding. He says, "I take pride in knowing I have the chance to help the students better their grades in school and their understanding of math in general." When Brett isn't instructing, he is busy doing home improvement projects or walking his dog.

Ella

Instructor
Ella is a student at the University of Arizona studying Management Information Systems and Marketing. Additionally, she is minoring in Global Business and Sports Management. She Graduated from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 2021. Ella says, " I have always had a passion for helping others and for math. This is what drew me to wanting to work for Mathnasium." In Ella's free time she enjoys running, watching her brother play baseball, spending time with her cats, and getting involved in school activities.

Gabrielle

Instructor
Gabrielle graduated from Central Dauphin High School. She is a sophomore at the Univerisity of Arizona Honors College majoring in Psychological Sciences and minoring in Biochemistry. Gabrielle says, "I love teaching at Mathnasium because helping kids understand and love math brings me joy." Gabrielle enjoys hanging out with her friends, painting, and running outside of instruction.

Lindsay

Instructor
Lindsay is currently a Senior in High School. She will be attending Kenyon College in the fall to obtain her undergraduate degree. Lindsay says, “I am passionate about being a math instructor for Mathnasium because I believe that any kid who wants to put the work in should have the opportunity to succeed. When I come in with a smile on my face ready to help, I know I am making at least a small difference in these kids’ lives.” In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys playing and coaching softball, reading, writing, and knitting.

Naomi

Instructor
Naomi is a Sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. She is majoring in Microbiology, with minors in Chemistry and Creative Writing, and a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. Naomi came to Mathnasium with more than 5 years of tutoring experience. She is involved in research at the Cooper Lab, a microbial evolution-focused lab at Pitt. Naomi says, "As a tutor, I love seeing students light up when they figure out the answer to a tough question... My goal is to help students within the local community strengthen their math skills so they are well prepared for their future academic endeavors". In Naomi's spare time she enjoys making origami, drawing, painting, writing poetry, traveling, and cooking.

Reginald

Instructor
Reginald graduated from Penn State University Capital College with a Master's in Electrical Engineering. When asked why he instructs he said, "my heart becomes filled with joy to see myself helping these young kids strive to become very good math students". In his free time, Reginald enjoys playing soccer and chess.

Ron

Instructor
Ron has been working in education for over 35 years. He has worked in both Elementary and Middle Schools as a teacher and administrator. Ron says, " Teaching math is my favorite thing to do in education." Ron believes that it is extremely important for students to have strong math skills. He has a passion for helping students develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics and the use of numbers. Ron lives in New Cumberland with his wife, son, and their 170-pound English Mastiff, Nitro.

Salma

Instructor
Salma graduated from West Perry High School in 2021. Prior to graduating high school, Salma was a student at Mathnasium! She is currently pursuing a degree in Energy Business and Finance at Penn State University, Main Campus. When asked why she wanted to become an instructor she said, “I remember when I was a student here and the instructors really took the time to help me understand the concepts. I want to be able to do that for kids now.” Outside of Mathnasium, Salma enjoys playing softball, traveling, playing with her three cats, and gardening.

Soriyah

Instructor
Soriyah is a Junior in High School. She has been involved in peer tutoring for two years. Soriyah has always had a passion for working with children. She says, “I started tutoring younger students when they need it! Having a younger sister and helping her out all the time showed me how great this field of work is. Seeing the face of students when they finally ‘get’ a concept is amazing and I hope to see it more.” Soriyah is very active in extracurricular activities. She participates in the theater and her school’s Youth Advisory Board.

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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