Instructor Highlight-Jack Herzog

Jul 7, 2020 | Noblesville

Jack Herzog has been with Mathnasium of Noblesville since inception. He says he has loved math for as long as he can remember! We asked him a few more questions to know him better.


What is your plan for the future?

I plan to attend the University of Notre Dame, with a major in mathematics. While I am there, I plan to be a part of the Glynn Family Honors Program, and I plan to minor in philosophy and/or theology. After I graduate from Notre Dame, I don’t know what I want to do, but I could see myself getting a PhD in math and becoming a professor.



Why do you love teaching?

I love watching people understand a concept that they previously found difficult. Seeing students progress from being able to understand what the end goal is, to knowing how to do it, to knowing why what they do works is awesome.


What do think about working at Mathnasium of Noblesville?

I love working at Mathnasium of Noblesville. I enjoy being around people that enjoy math, and I like watching people grow to understand it more. I think Mathnasium does a great job of using previous skills to guide students towards the answer.


What is your favorite math subtopic?

I tend to not care a ton about the practical applications of math: I prefer the underlying theories. My senior year in high school I was able to independent study Calculus 3 with a friend. Being able to work through this class together and figure things out on our own was an awesome experience, and seeing how Calc 3 builds on Calc 1 and 2 was really cool.


Tell us more about your research paper

For my AP Research class senior year, I had to fill a gap in current research and write a paper between 4,000 and 5,000 words. I chose to look at the connection between how false information spreads online and how infectious diseases spread within a population. I chose this topic before the coronavirus pandemic was even a thought, but I was able to work information from it into my conclusions. In the end, I found that false information spreads very similarly to infectious diseases, and the same mathematical models can be used for both.


What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I enjoy having philosophical discussions with friends, as well as swimming and singing. I always like to be busy and doing something with friends!