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.

Allison Arslanian

Regional Director
Allison graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Mathematics. Allison started working at Mathnasium in 2016. Through her Mathnasium journey, Allison has been an Instructor, Lead Instructor, Assistant Director, Center Director, Executive Center Director, and she is now our Regional Director. Outside of the center, Allison loves to exercise, take care of her plants, and play with her cats, Tansy, who is truly sensational, and Mater, her new kitten!

Elaina Brooks

Assistant Center Director
Elaina attends Anne Arundel Community College part-time, pursuing a degree in Engineering Transfer studies. She plans to transfer to a 4 year university to study Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or Architecture! Elaina’s favorite number is 3 because it is prime and because her favorite shape is a triangle! Outside of work, Elaina likes to do all kinds of art. She is able to bring this into the center by making posters and bulletin boards to decorate the center and celebrate our students!

Matt Bacho

Lead Instructor
Matt is attending AACC where he is pursuing a degree in Physics. He hopes to transfer to the Naval Academy after he graduates. As a kid, Matt lived in Hawaii, but he doesn’t remember it! Matt’s favorite number is 52 because it is a multiple of 13 (his second favorite number) and he likes card games!

Rachel Grapes

Rachel is currently attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she is studying Mathematics! Rachel’s favorite number is 17 because it was her jersey number when she played soccer and it “just makes sense”. She also loves the Fibonacci Sequence also known as the Golden Spiral that follows a logarithmic pattern and is evident everywhere in nature such as in flowers, pinecones, hurricanes, as well as galaxies!

Susan Hogan


James Neat


Thomas Schwartzenburg

Thomas graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Mathematics, and now, he is working on his thesis (also in Math)! Thomas really enjoys running and his favorite number is 3 because of its connections to his faith!

Bridget Meighan

Bridget is attending Fordham University and she is a Cognitive Integrative Neuroscience major with a minor in French! She says her favorite number is 3 because there are 3 children in her family! She's been working at Mathnasium for over a year and works both online and center!

Caitlin Tweed

Caitlin is attending the University of Utah as a biology major with a neurobiology emphasis and a psychology minor. Her favorite number is 17! She says it's got a good vibe and feels very sunny to her! It's a prime number and when squared it's 289, which is almost a prime number as its only factors are 1, 17, and itself, making 17 feel very unique. When you're feeling 17, you're also a dancing queen!

Anastasia Quinn

Anastasia is currently attending Stevens Institute of Technology! She plays the electric guitar and her favorite number is 4 because it’s a perfect square, it’s a commonly used number, and it was her jersey number when she used to play soccer!

Mahee Rathod

Mahee is currently pursuing an Applied Math degree at University of Edinburgh! She loves to travel, and her favorite number is tau (2 pi which is roughly equal to 6.28) because it is far less known than pi but has identical uses!

Julia Barrow

Julia is attending the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and studying statistics and economics. A fun fact about Julia is that she participated in the creation of a music video for the math version of a song in high school! She's been at Mathnasium since 2021 and she mostly works online!

Ryan Rich

Ryan is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Ryan coaches FIRST Lego Robotics, and after graduating, he wants to become a Project Lead the Way Engineering teacher! Ryan’s favorite number is 19 because it’s his jersey number for robotics. In his free time, Ryan enjoys 3d printing Star Wars props.

Mabel Hong

Mabel is pursuing degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Mabel lived in China for a year as a baby, and she is bilingual! Mabel’s favorite number is 6 because it is a lucky number in Chinese culture!

Gemma Moran


Janna Chang

Janna is pursuing a Computer Science degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. She likes jumping from high altitudes – preferably with a parachute! Janna’s favorite number is 3 because it was her jersey number one time, and she stuck with it!

Hope Wilson

Lead Instructor
Hope is attending Drexel University where they are studying Mechanical Engineering and Minoring in Mathematics. Their favorite number is 16 because that's the day they was born and it's a perfect square (also the foundation of stacking items in Minecraft). They have been at Mathnasium since 2019 and they work mostly online, but comes in-center when possible.

Danial Ludwig

Lead Instructor
Danial graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, with degrees in Physics and Mathematics. Danial's favorite number is 7 – he chose it in kindergarten and never changed it! In his free time, Danial likes to longboard and play chess!

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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