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.

Harris

ACD - Education
Harris is finishing a Data Analytics degree online at Colorado Christian University. He grew up in Arlington, MA and has always been passionate about math. Throughout high school and college, Harris regularly ended up helping his friends and classmates with their math assignments. He continued this passion by privately tutoring math to high schoolers in the area before starting at Mathnasium. In his free time, Harris likes to try new sports like disc golf and rollerblading, play board games, and sing.

Fun Fact: He likes to repair phones and other electronics.

My favorite thing about math: Math isn't just about getting the right answer in school. It's a way of understanding the world.

My favorite math joke: The "B" in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stands for "Benoit B. Mandelbrot".

Sam

Co-owner and Instructor
Sam completed her undergraduate degree with a major in Statistics and minor in Math and Physics, followed by completing a 2-year Computational Mathematics course at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Math was always her strong point during school and college years. Being the eldest of four kids in the family, she used to help her younger siblings with their math homework on daily basis, and now her son loves to work on his math homework with her all the time. She is passionate about interacting with kids with an ambition of self-learning, coaching, and contributing to helping her co-workers. She currently works for a cooperative Bank and her past experience include working for one of the largest Dunkin' franchise in the Boston for more than 8 years, where her role involved daily operations of Dunkin' stores in Seaport and Downtown Boston areas, and providing training to new employees of the company. Her hobbies include making crafts, workout, biking and cooking new recipes from different parts of the world.

My favorite thing about math: I find it very interesting how many different approaches can be used to solve mathematical problems, and how the problem answering makes mathematics more interesting.

My favorite math joke: What's the official animal of Pi day? The Pi-thon!

Reza PhD

Lead Instructor
Reza holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mathematics. Following his academic studies, he embarked on a journey as an educator, teaching Mathematics to college and high school students. His passion for math lead him to enroll and successfully completed his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of New Hampshire. During his time at UNH, he served as a teaching assistant for various mathematics courses, including Calculus, Math for Business, and differential equations, among others. His primary areas of interest lie in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Data Science. He currently works as a full-time data scientist in the Research and Development department of a clinical research company. Nevertheless, his enduring passion remains rooted in Mathematics, and whenever the opportunity arises, he happily rekindles his bond with this age-old friend.

Taylor

Instructor
Taylor is currently a graduate student in Physical therapy at Sacred Heart University. She majored in Health Sciences at the Sargent school of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. During her time in BU, she also competed on the Women’s Soccer Team and also served as team captain. She is also currently an intern at the Spaulding National Running Center conducting research in an instrumented treadmill lab. Math has always been a passion for her growing up. She really enjoys the problem-solving aspect to get to the correct answer. She finds it satisfying when equations work out! It all makes sense! She was a member of the Math team in High School and regularly tutored school students. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer as well as other sports and spending time with her friends and family. She is excited to continue tutoring math and helping kids gain confidence at Mathnasium!

Fun fact: She has traveled to 6 different countries and 25 different states just to play soccer!

My favorite thing about math: Math encourages curiosity and questions constantly leaving me wanting to learn more!

My favorite math joke: Why does nobody talk to circles? Because there is no point.

Linda

Instructor
Linda has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from University of New Hampshire. After a career as a computer programmer, Linda has recently been working as a special education paraprofessional at a local high school. She is passionate about teaching students, especially in math.

Fun Fact: Linda loves hiking and doing puzzles.

My favorite thing about math: Math is like a puzzle and helps develop problem solving skills.

My favorite math joke: I had an argument with a 90° angle. It turns out it was right.

Adil

ACD - Finance and Marketing
Adil has a MS degree in Finance with more than 5 years of math teaching and tutoring experience. He keeps track of enrolled students, analyzing and managing financial health of our center, and at the same time helping kids in math when needed.

Favorite thing about Math: Many different ways of solving a problem.

Jessica

Instructor
Jessica has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and works as a special education teacher at a local elementary school.

Fun fact: Jessica loves Disney and national parks.

Favorite thing about Math: I love the real life applications of math, like calculating discounts and guessing how much it’ll cost to fill your tank of gas!

My favorite math joke: A farmer counted 297 cows in the field, but when he rounded them up, he had 300.

Noga

Instructor
Noga is a sophomore at UMass Amherst studying computer science. Before college, she attended Andover High School and enjoyed being a mathematics tutor for her peers. Now, she still helps her friends with mathematical concepts and is eager to teach! During her first year of college, she participated in a hackathon and got a prize for a lottery game she and her team wrote together in Java. Noga not only enjoys the world of STEM, but is an avid reader as well! She loves to talk about her current and past reads.

Fun Fact: I love to cook!

My favorite thing about math: Seeing how it works in the world around us (like the Fibonacci Sequence)!

My favorite Math joke: Why divide sin by tan? Just cos.

Vedant

Instructor
Vedant is a senior at RMHS and will graduate in 2024. Other than his love for math, Vedant also plays football and run track.

Favorite Thing About Math: Unlike language, math is universal.

Fun Fact: My favorite flavor of ice cream is cookie dough.

Favorite Math Joke: What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt.

Nick

Instructor
Nicholas is a senior at RMHS. Nick is looking forward to graduating in 2024 and pursuing STEM in college. He has always loved math and learning new concepts and ideas. Along with math Nick enjoys playing football and also running for the track team.

Favorite Thing About Math: The sense of accomplishment after solving a difficult problem.

Fun Fact: My favorite fast-food restaurant is Chick-Fil-A.

My Favorite Math Joke: Why did the two fours skip lunch? Because they already 8!

Matthew

Instructor
Matthew is a senior at Austin Prep and will graduate in 2024. He is preparing to study business in college. Math has always been his favorite subject. Outside of math, Matthew spends his free time playing football and throwing for the track team.

Favorite thing about Math: It can be used in real life in many different ways.

Fun Fact: I love to golf!

Favorite math joke: What’s a butterfly’s favorite subject? Mothematics!

Anika

Instructor
Anika is a junior at Phillips Academy Andover. Math is her favorite subject at school and she loves participating in math competitions. She has participated and won many math awards at both state- and national-level math competitions, including AMC, Math kangaroo, Purple COMET and Math Olympiad. She likes to keep herself busy with activities such as figure skating, dancing, and gymnastics. In her free time, she loves to bake cookies and flip on trampoline.

Fun fact: I once ate ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

My favorite thing about math: The feeling of accomplishment after solving a problem.

My favorite math joke: Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven, ‘ate’, nine!

Ethan

Instructor
Ethan is a Junior at RMHS and will graduate in 2025. Outside of math Ethan likes to play baseball and golf. Ethan’s favorite topic in Math class is Geometry.

My favorite thing about math: Using math to solve real world problems.

Fun Fact: Ethan’s favorite type of food is Mexican food.

My favorite math joke: My favorite one liner is y=mx+b.

Chloe

Instructor
Chloe is a Junior at RMHS and will be graduating in 2025, hopefully to pursue a math major in college. She always likes to challenge herself academically, but also enjoys softball, skiing, and spending time with friends.

Fun fact: I have a cat who's older than me!

Favorite thing about math: There's always a right answer, no matter how you get to it, and it's so satisfying to get a hard problem right.

Favorite math joke: There are only 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who don't.

Brian

Instructor
Hi! I am a Junior at PCSS 2, and is ready to graduate in 2025 to pursue statistics in college. I have always liked math but never got the opportunity to do advanced math until I was offered to take advanced classes in high school. I also enjoy doing shotput for my schools track team and have the 2nd best throw for my last year team.

My favorite thing about math: When you finally finish a proof for a hard problem you have been working on for some time, or thinking of a new problem.

Fun fact: I also enjoy Coding and History.

My Favorite Math joke: What is a math teachers favorite snake? A Pi-Thon!

Christian

Instructor
Christian is a Junior at Reading Memorial Highschool and will be graduating in the class of 2025. Outside of working with kids at Mathnasium, Christian loves snowboarding and going sailing with his friends as well as playing for the Highschool Tennis team.

Favorite thing about math: When difficult math finally clicks in his brain and he is able to solve it with ease.

Favorite Math Joke: I saw my math teacher with a graph paper in his hand. I think he might be plotting something...

Steven

Instructor
Steven is currently a high school junior dual enrolled at a local college. In college, he hopes to study Physics and Engineering.

Fun Fact: He is also pursuing a private pilot license and loves to play basketball.

Favorite Math Joke: why was 6 scared of 7? Cause 7 8 9

Favorite thing about Math: I love how math is the foundation of science I like to think of math as the language of the universe which I think is really neat and important to learn math

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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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