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.

Carrie Emerick

Assistant Center Director
I'm a mom of 2 kids who go to Hoffman Estates High School. I taught math for 6 years at the junior level and have both taught and tutored all grade levels. I also have my Master's in Teacher Leadership. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and cheering on the Cubs, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks. I'm passionate about helping students reach their goals. Nothing makes me happier than when my students have a lightbulb/aha! moment.

Rachel Drone

Lead Instructor
I am currently a college student at Miami University in Ohio. I love working at Mathnasium because math is one of my favorite subjects and I enjoy working with kids (especially on algebra). When I'm not working, you'll typically find me either training for volleyball and badminton or planning school events via the student council organization at Miami.

Karin Samokovlisky

Lead Instructor
I just finished my first year studying Physics and Philosophy at King's College in London. I love origami, drawing mushrooms, and teaching students how to do both. I am passionate about making math accessible to students of all ages and abilities and am hoping to create a safe and exciting learning environment for everyone :)

Maya Gantsooj

Lead Instructor
I am a senior at Fremd High School. I was a student at Mathnasium and it impacted me greatly which is why I became an instructor in 2021. Some of my favorite activities are playing volleyball and binge-watching movies with my little sister.

Andi Boulos

Lead Instructor
I'm a junior at Schaumburg High School and a part of the student council, math team, and Saxon Speak. In my free time, I practice my guitar skills and teach the Assyrian language online! Teaching math is an opportunity that I could never pass up and I am forever grateful for the ability to share my knowledge with the students.

Alandee Patil

Lead Instructor
I'm a junior at Schaumburg High School. I am a part of saxons speak, JSA, speech, debate, and the student athlete leadership teams. I love teaching math because I love learning new strategies and getting to know all the different kids. My math goal for the future is to simply learn as much as I can.

Leena Rath

Office Assistant
I have my MBA degree in HR and work as Instructional Assistant in School, which gives me a unique background to work at Mathnasium. I have the interpersonal skills needed to greet visitors in a friendly but professional manner and to help create a pleasant and welcoming environment. Besides work I love cooking, traveling, and of course shopping. I also love spending time with my family and friends.

Manan Patel

I am a college student studying computer science. I am currently studying discrete math but whatever math I am taking I try to use it to solve everyday issues. I like teaching math to others in order to share my love of math with my students.

Gauri Menon

I am attending Saint Louis University as part of their direct medical program. I have been working at Mathnasium for 3 years, and my favorite math topic is algebra! Teaching math to kids allows me to not only practice my favorite subject, but to also interact with all the students!

Mehr Bhatia

Lead Instructor
I am currently a senior at conant high school, I am involved in CompsciKids, math team, debate team, student council, RISE and cultural awareness. a fun fact about me is that i skipped first grade and want to pursue a business related career.

Kyra Bezella

I am currently a junior at conant high school. I am a part of the math, swim, and badminton teams. In my free time I like to spend time with friends and family. I enjoy teaching math because I like to make math understandable for kids.

Devanshi Mohapatra

I go to Conant High School, I have been playing tennis for eight years. I strive to be able to do faster mental math and learn how math can better our lives. I would like to invoke a passion for math in kids and help them love math as much as I do.

Meera Manon

I currently attend James B. Conant High School. I like to participate in a variety of clubs such as science olympiad, math team and medical careers. I play tennis and I have been dancing for over 7 years. I'd like to learn more about the principles of computer science. I'm hoping to encourage and promote education with my students to help them enjoy math to the fullest.

Priyanka Razdan

Hi! I'm Priyanka, I go to Conant High School, and I'm in science olympiad, student council and math team. In the future, I'd like to be a software engineer as computer science is something I enjoy. A fun fact about me is I play tennis and badminton.

Teddy Stefanova

I am 16 years old and a James B. Conant High School student. There, I am part of the Volleyball program. I have been working with kids throughout my life whether it's spending time with my brother, volunteering to help younger kids, and now continuing working with kids at Mathnasium.

Alexa Orlowski

I am a junior at conant high school where I am the opinions section editor for the school newspaper, I have competed at the state level in HOSA and BPA, and i spend half of my lunch periods helping guide underclassman as a PRIDE mentor, I love teaching kids math because I enjoy watching them transform into confident mathematicians.

Alex Henry

I'm a senior at conant high school! i love dancing on the varsity team at conant and my competition team outside of school. in my free time, I plan events for the JAC where I am the president and read lots of books! forming relationships with my students and watching them grow is the best part of the job.

Jennifer Luo

I'm a Junior at Schaumburg High School. I'm on varsity soccer, BPA, math team, Alpha Theta, and SALT. In the future, I want to major in computer science. I love teaching math because it's logical and like a puzzle, it is really satisfying to me when someone understands a concept.

Reya Patel

I am currently a senior in Lake Park High School and am a part of Deca, SASA and tennis. I am involved in fundraisers and volunteering events in my school. I enjoy teaching kids who need assistance. I hope to pursue something finance related in the future.

Sarvangi Shah

I studied primary education at liberty high school and received a master's from Sardar Patel University. I love all math but in particular trigonometry and algebra. I've achieved many of my math goals and want to help others achieve theirs as well.

Rishab Chitimilla

I'm 15 years old and an incoming sophomore at conant high school. In addition to math, I enjoy drawing and hanging out with my friends.

Saad Khan

I'm 16 years old and an incoming Junior at Hoffman Estates High School. I obviously love math, and some of my other hobbies are singing and playing video games.

Vedant Patel

I am an incoming Senior at Conant High School. I play soccer and am involved in CompsciKids, BPA, SASA, and Unicef. I love everything related to the math field, specifically computer science. I am a co-founder of a non-profit that helps local businesses grow their online presence. I love teaching kids because those little moments when they understand a new topic are gratifying.

Rosli Zaccaro

Office Assistant
I have an associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and have been a project coordinator at The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning in Arlington Heights, IL, for 18 years. I enjoy traveling, fishing, cooking, baking, and taking care of my aquarium of freshwater fish.

Alex Heinzinger

Online Instructor
I just finished my first year at UIUC studying math and actuarial science. I've been teaching at Mathnasium for a few years and am currently the main online instructor. Some of my hobbies are piano and rock climbing, as well as I've been doing martial arts for 14 years.

Alejandro Cano

I am a Colombian math enthusiast. My love for the field was instilled by my father, a Civil Engineer with a PhD in Seismic Activity. I've attended multiple college level classes, and have done particularly well in them. I played basketball in high school, and religiously follow the NBA. I'm very interested in financing classes, and am currently considering going to school again to get a degree.

Sherri Fee


Abrham Thomas

I'm a sophomore at Schaumburg High School and I am a part of the swim team, math team, and engineering club. I love teaching math, because I get to share my passion while talking with all the students! In the future, I hope to have a math-related major, so that I get to continue my passion for math.

Anna Omelyukh

I'm a junior at Conant High School. Currently, I am involved in the math team, medical careers club, and a member of the Ukrainian Youth Union. I love teaching math, because it's one of my strongest subjects, and I enjoy spending time with other students. Besides math, I like traveling to new places, and getting to know new people. So far, I have visited 17 countries, and my favorite is the Czech Republic, because of it's gorgeous architecture.

Aresha Ahmed


Aarya Parekh

My name is Aarya but I go by Ari. I am a freshman at Conant High School. I enjoy all forms of math but specifically Geometry and Algebra. I love teaching math because as a former Mathnasium student I know that Mathnasium's methods really well and want to help students do their math the Mathnasium way. A fun fact about me is that I have been at Mathnasium since 2019, when it opened.

Milo Christensen

I am a senior at Hoffman Estates High School. I currently take AP Calculus AB, but, in the future, I want to learn Pure Mathematics. Although, I like solving math problems, I recently got admitted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A fun fact about me is that I was one of the first students who joined this Mathnasium in 2019 :)

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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