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.

Brandon

Instructor
Brandon studied math and physics at Monmouth College, where he also was a math tutor. Brandon likes helping students gain an intuitive understanding of math and complex concepts. In his free time, Brandon enjoys hanging out with family and friends, cooking, reading, and learning about anything related to space and quantum physics!

Aidan

Instructor
Aidan worked with middle school students during high school. He likes working with anyone to help them understand and enjoy math. Aidan has a very dry sense of humor and loves to talk about almost any topic. In his free time, he likes to play deck building games, board games, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Andrej

Instructor
Andrej is a former Instructor and Head Tutor at the School of Computer Science, DePaul University, Chicago. He worked in the informatics, transportation, and the financial industry. During his career, he was involved in new employee training and mentoring. His tutoring is based upon the idea that mathematics can be explained in a simple way that allows a student to pass an examination and perhaps even spark interest in natural science. In his free time, he’s active in sports, enjoys listening to or playing music, and traveling. Fun Fact: Andrej loves to play and teach Go, a traditional Japanese strategy board game.

Rani

Instructor
Rani is a junior at Prospect High School and has mastered high school math up to pre-calculus. She is on the district robotics team and devotes her free time to teaching young children about STEM through the middle school robotics program and STEM workshops her team hosts. She hopes to continue her education and go into the statistics field. At Mathnasium, Rani strives to help kids excel in math while still having fun! Fun Fact: Rani was a classical ballet dancer for 8 years and is an ENTP on the Myers-Briggs personality test.

Kara

Instructor
Kara is a sophomore at Prospect High School. She is a leader of the Scrubs Club and is also a peer tutor at her school. She is also a two-year varsity member of the Prospect girls' tennis team. She hopes to be a doctor one day, specializing in global health. She is proficient in math up to the level of pre-calculus. Fun fact: Whenever she can, Kara loves to wake up early to watch the sunrise!

Gerry

Instructor
Gerry has always had a deep appreciation and love for math, and is excited to work at Mathnasium in order to give back to the community he has called home for the past 35 years. Fun Fact: Gerry is a lifetime athlete that has competed at a high level and done some coaching in Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Tennis -- and recently picked up Pickleball in a big way!

Nikhil

Instructor
Nikhil is a student at John Hersey High School and is currently taking AP Calculus. He is part of his school's Science Olympiad team and tennis team. In the past he worked as an online SAT tutor as well as a camp counselor for the local park district. In his free time he does graphic design and plays video games. Fun fact: Nikhil is the manager of the high-school esports team.

Oksana

Instructor
Oksana has worked in education for over 25 years. She has worked as a preschool teacher, a music instructor, and support staff in an elementary school. Oksana is very passionate about math, she likes to work on math problems together with students. Oksana went to college in Ukraine, where she studied music and education. Fun fact: Oksana plays and teaches violin.

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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