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.

Hope

Instructor
Hope is an ambitious and goal-driven individual currently studying Biochemical Engineering at the University of North Alabama. With a passion for fitness, community building, and problem-solving, she is eager to bring her diverse skill set to benefit the Mathnasium community. During her time at the University of North Alabama, Hope has excelled academically as a member of the Cole Honors College, maintaining a stellar 4.0 GPA. Additionally, she has represented her university as an NCAA beach volleyball athlete, showcasing her dedication and teamwork skills both on and off the court. Prior to joining Mathnasium, Hope gained valuable experience as a summer nanny, where she supervised activities and provided childcare for children aged 1-9. She also served as a sound systems operator at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, demonstrating her technical proficiency and problem-solving abilities. With her passion for education and commitment to making a positive impact, Hope is excited to contribute to the success of students at Mathnasium and help them achieve their math goals.

Anna

Instructor
Anna is passionate about mathematics and education, which is evident from her dedication to pursuing a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education with a minor in Spanish. Currently in her senior year of high school, Anna has already begun her journey towards becoming a math teacher. With experience tutoring students in math and preparing them for standardized tests like the ACT, Anna brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her role as a Mathnasium instructor. She is adept at adapting to new ideas and programs, ensuring that she can effectively support students on their math journeys. Outside of academics, Anna is actively involved in her school and community. She has been a member of the Girls’ Golf Team, participated in the Pit Orchestra for the Winter Musical, and contributed her musical talents to the Lindbergh String Quartet. Her involvement in organizations like the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Music Honor Society highlights her commitment to excellence in all aspects of her life. In addition to her academic and extracurricular achievements, Anna is deeply involved in volunteer work, including teaching in childcare rooms at Church and participating in strategic alliances to support homeless individuals and families. Her dedication to service and leadership has earned her recognition and awards, including being named a National Merit Commended Scholar and receiving the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy. As an intern in the Lindbergh High School Math Department, Anna is gaining valuable experience that will further enhance her abilities as a math educator. With her passion for teaching, fluency in Spanish, and commitment to supporting students, Anna is a valuable addition to the Mathnasium of South County team.

Eldin

Instructor
Currently a student at Affton High School, Eldin understands what challenges and motivates the students he instructs. He is also in tune with the new approaches used in schools to teach math. He has completed the required math to graduate, and is studying AP and college level courses. He finds math exciting because every problem holds a solution, and enjoys the challenge when that solution isn't readily apparent. His desire to assist others makes him committed to creating a positive and supportive learning environment for his students. Beyond the world of numbers and equations, Eldin enjoys video games and movies. He finds them relaxing. You may be able to guess his favorite movies by his favorite quote, "Do or do not. There is no try." It is a sentiment that resonates in his everyday life and one he strives to pass on to his students.

Brooke

Instructor
Brooke is a dedicated math tutor with a distinctive background that blends the realms of psychology, statistics, and data science. Holding a B.S. in Psychology and Statistics from Truman State University, Brooke seamlessly integrates her analytical skills with an understanding of human behavior, making her a compassionate and effective educator. Currently, Brooke serves as a Data Analyst for Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, where she utilizes data insights to enhance academic programs and student success initiatives. Her role reflects a commitment to improving educational experiences, and it provides her with a unique perspective that she brings to her tutoring endeavors. Driven by a desire to make a broader impact, Brooke is simultaneously pursuing a Masters Degree in Data Science and Analytics at the University of Missouri - Columbia. This dual focus equips her with a comprehensive skill set that she leverages to inspire and guide students in mastering mathematical concepts. Brooke's passion for mathematics stems from her cherished moments spent with her grandmother, a retired high school math teacher. These early experiences ignited her love for the subject and shaped her dedication to helping others discover the joy of mathematical understanding. Her ultimate goal as a math tutor is to facilitate the "ah-ha" moment for all students, with a particular emphasis on supporting underprivileged students. Brooke believes that every student, regardless of their background, deserves the opportunity to excel in mathematics, and she is committed to breaking down barriers to ensure equitable access to quality education.

Andrew

Instructor
Andrew is passionate about helping children excel in the world of numbers. He thrives on seeing students grow and succeed, and he's always ready to adapt his teaching methods to ensure each child's progress. Andrew is always motivated to push his own boundaries. When he earned his High School diploma, he did it while also getting an Associate's degree in Science. His favorite quote is by poet William Cowper, “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour,” and it is quite fitting. With a surprising array of interests, he embraces life to the fullest. You'll often find him exploring the outdoors, camping, and even playing basketball, football or ultimate frisbee. But don't be fooled by his adventurous spirit; he also possesses a passion for technology and enjoys diving into the realms of computer programming and 3D printing. Andrew finds joy in the simple pleasures of reading a good book and crafting things with his own hands. Constantly seeking change and embracing challenges, he thrives on staying on his toes. With Andrew as their guide, your child will not only learn math but also gain the confidence to tackle challenges head-on.

Scott

Instructor
A passionate math instructor, Scott brings a unique perspective to Mathnasium of South County. In high school, he demonstrated strengths in math and programming as senior Robotics team programmer. This ignited his interest in the intersection of math and technology, setting the foundation for future endeavors. Currently pursuing computer science, Scott specializes in back-end programming's mathematical nature. He is intrigued by the mathematical principles underlying software systems and enjoys puzzling abstract ideas into streamlined code. Beyond academics, Scott finds relaxation in strategic board games. His favorite poem, John Donne's "No Man is an Island," speaks to his belief in interconnectedness and the importance of collaboration and empathy—a philosophy he brings to teaching. As a Mathnasium Instructor, Scott is committed to nurturing student curiosity. He believes math is not just a subject but a way of thinking that empowers problem-solving confidence and creativity. Through teaching, he strives to inspire the next generation of critical thinkers.

Lara

Franchise Owner
Lara is a CPA from Sydney, Australia. She is passionate about Making Math Make Sense. She met her St Louis born husband at graduate school in Arizona in 2001. They grew their family in Northern Virginia where she found Mathnasium when their child was in Kindergarten and greatly appreciated the Mathnasium Method of teaching. In 2019 they 'moved home' to St Louis so that their 9 yr old could be closer to grandparents and cousins. (Yes, amazing timing in retrospect!) Lara hand-picked her Brother-in-Law, a trained teacher, to be her Center Director.

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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