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.

Yassine Rosiak

Assistant Center Director
Yassine graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Education and Psychology. He holds aspirations to pursue a career as a school psychologist, after gaining more experience as an education specialist. Having initially struggled with math himself, Mathnasium resonates with Yassine as a platform to empower students in a subject he once grappled with. Outside of his educational pursuits, Yassine enjoys playing video games and fishing.

Zach Hitzeroth

Education Coordinator
Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Grinnell College (2019) and comes to us with a rich academic background. He contributed as a grader for Calculus 1 and 2 during his two-year tenure at Grinnell and later served as a teaching assistant in the mathematics department at Northern Illinois University for a year. With a year and a half of prior experience as an instructor at Mathnasium, Zach found his calling as an Education Coordinator, sharing his deep mathematical expertise and passion for teaching. Outside the realm of numbers, he thrives in the world of board games and tabletop roleplaying games, such as Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder 2e. Zach's creativity extends to crafting plushies, including penguins, bees, dinosaurs, and even a ham shank!

Jessica L.

District Manager
Jessica is a dedicated and passionate individual with a deep love for children and teaching. She graduated from James Madison University with a Masters in Elementary Education, specializing in math. With experience teaching 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades, Jessica joined our team in 2016. She previously served as the Center Director at the Mathnasium of Short Pump, where her exceptional leadership skills led the center to be recognized as the #1 performing center in North America during her time as manager. Jessica's unwavering commitment to children's growth and her enthusiasm for their learning make her an invaluable asset, ensuring families receive the perfect Mathnasium experience.

Nicki Atwood

COO, Owner
Nicki hails from Baltimore and studied Physics and Chemistry at University of Richmond. While working with students in college, she noticed that many times students are held back because of a gap in their educational foundation and that drew her to Mathnasium’s unique approach. When not at Mathnasium, Nicki loves to visit different cities and hang out with her cat. In fact, she loves pets of all shapes and sizes, and has had many different types of pets, including a dog, a mouse, a rabbit, and even a hedgehog!

James Temple

James developed a passion for and proficiency with Mathematics during his middle and high school years. In 2000, James graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Mathematics and a love for solving all types of problems. He took those skills into the United States Air Force where he served for 7 years as an aircraft maintenance officer. It was during these years that James had the opportunity to tutor home schooled children and really started to appreciate the frustration that many kids feel towards Mathematics. James left the Air Force in 2007 to go back to the University of Virginia where he received his Master's of Business Administration degree from the Darden School of Business.

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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