#### Okemos

3552 Meridian Crossing , Suite 560
Okemos, MI 48864

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.

## Kyle

Kyle joined the Mathnasium team in June of 2022. Kyle graduated Fowler High School in 2016, and is currently attending Michigan State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering. Kyle has previously worked as a private tutor and a barista.
Q&A with Kyle:
Q: What kind of math do you find most fun (or most challenging)?
A: I find Algebra to be the most fun because of how cleanly all of the rules work together.
Q: What experience or class led you to discover your passion for math?
A: AP Calculus in High School, finding derivatives by hand. It was satisfying to see how the process yielded simple, clean answers.
Q: What's the deal with Geometry?
A: We use math to describe the things in our world we can see. Geometry is just a more direct interaction with those things.
A: "He's doing research at MSU!" Something about research is so impressive to people.
Q: What is your most-used phone app?
A: Discord. I use it to communicate with basically all of my friends.
Q: You're abandoned on an island. Would you rather be alone, or stuck with your worst enemy?
A: Stuck with my worst enemy for sure. Being alone can't be fixed, but being enemies can.

## Jim

Senior Instructor
Jim joined the Mathnasium team in October of 2022. Jim graduated Holt High School in 1988, and attended the university of michigan, graduating with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Jim enjoys making computers do silly things.
Q&A with Jim:
Q: What kind of math do you find most fun (or most challenging)?
A: I like questions I can rearrange to a visual picture.
Q: What experience or class led you to discover your passion for math?
A: 2x3=3x2 because : : : is the same number if you look at it sideways.
Q: What's the deal with Geometry?
A: It can be really cool! But for a lot of kids, it is the first time they see several concepts, so they get confused while in geometry class.
Q: I've just looked into the future and have seen that you're on the list of TIME's most influential people of the year in 2043. How did you manage that?
A: I must have been an anti-prodigy. I came up with something interesting despite my age and lack of experience.
Q: It's game night. What are we playing?
A: Rock, paper, scissors... GULPY DRAGONS! (My favorite 5-year-olds now prefer gulpy gators -- which is just as good).
Q: Which fictional world or place would you most like to visit?
A: Hogwarts -- I would probably be a muggle, but maybe I could figure something out?

## Danielle

Instructor
Danielle joined the Mathnasium team in April of 2023. Danielle graduated Grosse Pointe South High School in 2020, and is currently attending Michigan State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in education. Danielle enjoys knitting.
Q&A with Danielle:
Q: What kind of math do you find most fun (or most challenging)?
A: Calculus or Geometry.
Q: What experience or class led you to discover your passion for math?
A: Both of my parents work in math and have always pushed me to excel in math.
Q: What's the deal with Geometry?
A: One of my favorite classes I took in High School!
Q: Winter or summer Olympics?
A: Summer; gymnastics is my favorite to watch.
Q: Which fictional world or place would you most like to visit?
A: The Harry Potter or Percy Jackson worlds.
Q: What's your current "I-could-listen-to-it-all-day-long" song?
A: Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

## Ryan

Instructor
Ryan joined the Mathnasium team in September of 2023. Ryan graduated Grand Blanc High School in 2021, and is currently attending Michigan State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Ryan enjoys going to the gym, reading and coding.
Q&A with Ryan:
Q: What kind of math do you find most fun (or most challenging)?
A: Differential equations.
Q: What experience or class led you to discover your passion for math?
A: Linear algebra.
Q: What's the deal with Geometry?
A: Not sure, I haven't done geometry since 9th grade. But I look forward to taking advanced geometry classes in college.
A: My SAT score.
Q: With two free weeks and unlimited spending powere, where would you travel?
A: Barcelona.
Q: Which historical trend would you most like to bring back?
A: Walkable cities.

## Mitchell

Instructor
Mitchell joined the Mathnasium team in September of 2023. Mitchell graduated Okemos High School in 2015 and attended Purdue University, graduating in 2022 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Mitchell enjoys reading detective novels.
Q&A with Mitchell:
Q: What kind of math do you find most fun (or most challenging)?
A: I find solving equations the most fun.
Q: What experience or class led you to discover your passion for math?
A: The extracurricular math classes made me interested in math because those classes allowed me to find out that math could be simple and fun.
Q: What's the deal with Geometry?
A: Geometry might be hard to learn, but I think it's the basis to both logical thinking and understanding art.
Q: With two free weeks and unlimited spending power, where would you travel?
A: I would travel to Japan, because the last time when I was traveling in Japan, it was fantastic..
Q: What's the next item on your bucket list?
A: The next item would be working out to get fit.
Q: What's your most-used phone app?
A: My most used app is a reading app that I can read novels on.

## Sydney

Instructor
Sydney joined the Mathnasium team in November of 2023. Sydney graduated International Academy in 2022 and is currently attending Michigan State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in human biology. Sydney enjoys martial arts and playing the cello.
Q&A with Sydney:
Q: What kind of math do you find most fun (or most challenging)?
A: I find calculus the most fun. I like how it's a puzzle.
Q: What experience or class led you to discover your passion for math?
A: I took a calculus course in my first semester at Michigan State University, and I liked how it challenged me to think differently. Also, my professor played the harmonica for us!
Q: What's the deal with Geometry?
A: (Sydney refused to answer this question - Mysterious!)
Q: It's game night. What are we playing?
A: Scattegories!
Q: Beatles or Beethoven?
A: I'm a cellist, so Beethoven easily wins.
Q: You're being abandoned on an island. Would you rather be alone, or stuck with your worst enemy?
A: I'd rather have company. Maybe we will leave as friends!

## 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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