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.

Rachel Richman

Assistant Center Director
Rachel holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from Endicott College and joined the management team as their wonderful Assistant Center Director after having completed her full-time senior year internship as an Instructor in 2020. Prior to this, Rachel worked as a STEM facilitator for an online camp, where she enjoyed conducting engineering and other STEM experiments. Rachel was impressed by the Mathnasium Method's customized approach, which transformed her perception of what was possible in math education. Working alongside passionate Mathnasium Instructors further fueled her enthusiasm for this role. Originally from the South Shore, Rachel loves spending summer days at the beach and going on bike rides along the water. In the winter, she enjoys skiing and building snow forts. Her furry friend, Gizmo, accompanies her on all of her adventures!

Sam "Sully" Sullivan

Assistant Center Director in Training
Sully is a highly accomplished mechanical engineer with an impressive track record of success, now stepping into a new role as Assistant Director in Training. A proud alumnus of Northeastern University, he graduated with honors, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering. His academic journey was marked by hands-on experience, working with prominent companies like Hasbro and SharkNinja through Northeastern's prestigious full-time co-op program. In addition to his engineering prowess, Sully has also excelled in the field of education, serving as a dedicated Mathnasium Instructor for nearly 6 years. His unwavering passion for mathematics has not only shaped his career but also fueled his commitment to inspiring students in their mathematical explorations. Beyond his professional achievements, Sully is an avid board and card game enthusiast, known for his quick wit and infectious laughter that brings joy to those around him. His love for strategy and challenge in games mirrors his approach to his new leadership role, where he is poised to make a significant impact.

Abby D.

Abby has always been deeply passionate about mathematics, science, and leadership. This passion drove her to enroll in rigorous courses, including Precalculus at Northern Essex Community College and Calculus during her junior year of high school. Looking ahead, she aims to further challenge herself academically and pursue a career in STEM. Abby's enthusiasm for these fields was further fueled by participating in STEM camps hosted by the Naval Academy, enhancing her love for math and science. Throughout her school years, Abby has embraced numerous leadership positions, such as serving as a section leader in the band, an officer in Best Buddies, and an executive officer in JROTC. These roles have honed her skills as an effective listener, educator, and communicator. Since her elementary school days, Abby has shown a strong inclination towards altruism, actively participating in clubs dedicated to helping others. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending moments with friends and family, engaging in physical activities, embarking on bike rides, paddle boarding, and relaxing while watching TV.

Andrew B.

Andrew has demonstrated a profound passion for mathematics over the years, culminating in his participation on the Eastern Massachusetts Regional Math Team and competing in the American Regional Mathematics League during his junior and senior years of high school. After high school, he embarked on a journey to attain a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Brandeis University, effectively melding his love for math and technology. During his leisure time, he dedicates himself to a project that he holds dear to himself – translating children's books into various languages. His aspiration is to leverage the knowledge he has acquired to foster unity and create a positive impact in the world through his current and future projects.

Aryan K.

Aryan is currently a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. His passion for deciphering the intricacies of the human brain has directed him towards a neuroscience degree, with ambitions of becoming a doctor. From his early years, Aryan has shown a keen aptitude for math, a passion he now channels into tutoring fellow students. He has been particularly drawn to the realm of science, with a focus on MRI dynamics, which has garnered him 2nd place at the International Science and Engineering Fair not once, but twice. In addition to his scientific endeavors, Aryan has ventured into coding and machine learning, merging his love for math and science. Beyond the academic realm, he dedicates time to tutor budding spelling bee enthusiasts. His overarching objective is to combine his love for education with a heart-driven approach, aiming to leave a positive imprint on the world.

Devin Q.

Devin holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and aspires to earn a PhD in Mathematics and become a college professor in the future. He tutored math at the college level for 3 years at Northern Essex Community College and served as a Teaching Assistant for a math program in partnership with Raytheon prior to joining the Mathnasium team. For Devin, teaching is not just a job, it's a passion. He firmly believes that everyone can succeed and even learn to love math with the right guidance. Having experienced the challenges of math himself, he finds joy in sharing his knowledge with students and helping them overcome their own obstacles. He is particularly motivated by the opportunity to help students who may be at risk of giving up on their fields of study due to struggling with math – when teaching at NECC, he was disheartened by how many students he saw give up on their fields of study due to not being able to break the required math barrier. In his free time, Devin enjoys working out at the gym, listening to music, playing basketball, and spending time with friends. He also likes to unwind by playing video games and watching anime.

Ersi D.

Ersi brings a profound love for teaching that spans across all age groups. She finds joy in unraveling the world of mathematics for students, utilizing a teaching approach enriched by a keen interest in behavioral psychology and neuroscience. Her commitment to understanding the cognitive processes of students enables a tailored teaching method that resonates with individual learning styles. This fusion of education and psychology creates a dynamic and effective learning environment. A journey fueled by a deep interest in mathematics and science, Ersi has been an integral part of the regional math and science teams since her freshman year of high school. With Ersi, the focus extends beyond teaching mathematical concepts and inspires a lifelong devotion to problem-solving.

Grace K.

Grace Kpor is pursuing degrees in Education and English at Gordon College. During her high school years, she gained experience working with children and education programs through organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club. Currently, she volunteers at local elementary schools to assist with special education programs, which has deepened her passion for education and helping students achieve understanding. In her free time, Grace enjoys rereading her favorite books, singing in Gospel choir, and being an active member of her school's Black Student Union.

Ian M.

Ian is an experienced and dedicated Mathnasium Instructor with a passion for teaching and a talent for making learning fun. With a background in statistics, composition, and computer science tutoring, Ian has spent over 8 years helping students of all ages and levels master the intricacies of math. Ian firmly believes that bringing math into real-life examples, and even fictional scenarios, is crucial for engaging students and making learning enjoyable. With his infectious enthusiasm and creative approach to education, Ian has transformed the lives of countless students, helping them unlock their potential and achieve their academic goals.

Jacob J.

Jacob's problem-solving skills, passion for learning, and fascination with numbers have led him to take on challenging courses such as Pre-Calculus and AP Statistics early on in high school, setting him apart from his peers. Jacob's leadership skills and commitment to learning have been honed through his participation in various programs around the North Shore, giving him the ability to teach and mentor young students effectively. He firmly believes that understanding math is crucial to achieving success in life, and he shares his knowledge by mentoring young elementary-aged students to strengthen their math skills. Jacob's academic prowess extends beyond the realm of math, as he captains the Beverly High School Trivia Team. When not excelling in academics, Jacob enjoys spending quality time with his family, hanging out with friends, and strategizing moves on a chessboard.

Javare P.

Javare has been inspiring and bringing joy to our Mathletes since 2019, both in-person and virtually through Mathnasium@home. Javare is a former Gordon College student turned graduate of the University of Maryland where he studied Physics and Engineering. He currently works at a law firm in Boston and is simultaneously preparing to start Law School. In his free time, Javare loves building things and engaging in sports activities.

Justin N.

Justin is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from UMass Lowell, in the pursuit of becoming a math teacher. His goal is to cultivate a lifelong appreciation of math among his students and enable them to become confident and proficient in their math skills. Justin relishes the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals and expand his knowledge and skills in the field of mathematics, and his goal is to share his boundless wonder, appreciation, and passion for mathematics with the students at Mathnasium. Outside of his studies and Mathnasium, Justin enjoys exploring his creativity through game development and programming projects.

Jim A.

Founder & Master Instructor
Jim Aloisio founded Mathnasium of North Beverly in 2011 and now works as an Instructor, continuing to utilize his passion for teaching math and for helping young people. Jim and his wife, Mary, have been married for over 30 years and have three kids who are now grown, out of college and living on their own. When his children were growing up, he and Mary were very active and involved in their education and extracurricular activities. Mary was an officer of our local PTA for many years and Jim coached soccer and baseball. Being involved in the community has always been an important part of their lives. Over his years as a professional, he has had many diverse experiences from business owner and executive manager, to Math Teacher and Department Head of the Gloucester High School Mathematics Department. In 1997 he volunteered his time designing systems to evaluate MCAS data for the City of Gloucester. During this time he developed a strong bond with several teachers and administrators and began to consider teaching. In 1998, he made the leap from businessman to math teacher in the Gloucester Public Schools. It was one of the best decisions of his life. For ten years, he taught math first in the middle school and high school levels, going on to become Head of the High School Math Department. During this time he taught every course the department offered, which brought out his passion for teaching and helping young minds grow, and ultimately led to his decision to open Mathnasium of North Beverly.

Karlsen B.

Karlsen is a Beverly native who always had a passion for math and physics during his time in the Beverly Public Schools system. His curiosity for math and science eventually led him to develop a fascination for engineering and applied mathematics for real-world applications. He pursued a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi, where his love for math provided a strong foundation to grow as an Engineering student. Currently, Karlsen works as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the New England area and is proud to help children excel in math through Mathnasium. In his free time, Karlsen enjoys reading books at the beach, going on bike rides through the Northshore, and spending evenings by the warmth of an outdoor bonfire.

Mackenzie G.

Mackenzie is an aspiring high school math teacher with a passion for helping students grasp, appreciate, and find joy in mathematics. She recently earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from UMass Amherst and is now pursuing a master's in secondary math education at the same institution. Mackenzie also teaches algebra I, algebra II, and geometry at a private high school in Holyoke, where she employs discussion-based methods to keep her students engaged with the subject. She firmly believes that anyone can become a "math person" if they are taught in a manner that suits their learning style. While not originally from Massachusetts, Mackenzie dreams of traveling and teaching math internationally. Outside of her mathematical pursuits, she enjoys reading, playing sports, and spending quality time with friends.

Nicky C.

Nicky is studying Kinesiology and is on the Pre-Med track at UMass Amherst, and her goal is to someday attend medical school. In High School, Nicky was one of the pioneers who spearheaded the tutoring program at Rockport High School through the National Honors Society, and is now excited to help students at Mathnasium! Nicky is a strong advocate for challenging people to reach their full potential and cannot wait to help people push themselves. In her free time, she plays field hockey and performs theatre.

Nora K.

Nora is currently studying Mathematics at the University of Maryland and is passionate about mentoring and helping students reach their full potential. As a Mathnasium Instructor since 2020, she combines her love for STEM with her enthusiasm for working with children. Inspired by her mother's work in healthcare, Nora hopes to pursue a career that will allow her to help others. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Patrick M.

Patrick is a driven and ambitious young man with a passion for learning and the medical field. Currently pursuing a degree in Biology and Public Health on the Pre-Med track at Villanova University, Patrick is focused on achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon. A native of the North Shore, Patrick's academic achievements are impressive, having taken college-level math and Spanish classes while still in high school at Rockport High School. During his high school years, Patrick also served as the President of the RHS National Honor Society, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, Torch and Laurel Honor Society member, and was a Drum Major for the Rockport High School Music Department. Throughout his academic journey, Patrick has also devoted himself to working with students of all ages, covering topics ranging from Computer Science and Robotics to Mathematics and Music. His dedication to education is matched only by his love of music, which he plays in his free time when he's not busy with his Arabic studies or his research in the field of medicine. With his vast array of interests and boundless curiosity, Patrick is a true force to be reckoned with and a source of inspiration with the students he teaches and mentors.

Sam M.

Sam earned his BS Chemistry with an additional degree in Graphic Design. By day, Sam is a distinguished researcher, and by night, he transforms into a stellar Mathnasium Instructor, imparting his knowledge and passion for math to eager young minds. With over 6 years of experience as a Mathnasium Instructor, his boundless enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to spreading the joy of math is a testament to his character and dedication to the arts and sciences.

Xi Z.

Xi (pronounced "See") is an honors student majoring in Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Having tutored students since high school, she has always enjoyed engaging with children and is constantly inspired by their creativity and inquisitive nature. She firmly believes that with proper guidance and instruction, every student can discover their own unique path to success in math. For Xi, mathematics is not just a crucial life skill but also a discipline that sharpens the mind and aids in personal growth, and she relishes the moments when mathematical concepts help solve real-world problems. Beyond academics, Xi is passionate about sports, especially track and spinning. She believes that physical well-being significantly influences academic performance. In the coming year, she aspires to become a spin instructor.

Infinity the Dog

Mathnasium Math-scot (Macot)
Infinity is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle (Golden-Doodle). He is Hypoallergenic with a very calm friendly temperament. He enjoys going for walks, chasing sticks and tossed tennis balls as well as vigorous belly scratches. On the days that he comes in, you can usually find Finny sitting under Jim's desk and greeting people as they come in with a big doggie smile and tail wag.

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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