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.

Shana

Assistant Center Director and Director of Marketing
I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BA in Communications. Most of my work career was based in Sports Marketing as I worked for the San Francisco Forty-Niners and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Marketing departments. I have one son, who is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. I enjoy working with schools to educate families about the benefits of a strong math foundation. I love to travel, go to the beach, and walk my Jack Russell Terrier.

Wendy

Director of Communications
I graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. I spent most of my career managing public relations and corporate communications for various technology companies. I have been married for 14 years and we have two children. Once they were older, I started volunteering my time at their respective schools. Mathnasium is a great environment and I always enjoy seeing the students’ faces light up when they see their math skills grow! As a family, we enjoy spending time at the beach and paddleboarding around the Tampa Bay area.

Dario

Director of Education
I am a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. In high school, I was an avid math geek and participated in the Mu Alpha Theta math club for all four years attending regional and state competitions. I come from Fort Lauderdale but have lived in Tampa ever since I attended USF. I'm an avid ultimate frisbee player and spend most of my free time playing and coaching youth teams. I love working at Mathnasium because I love seeing the kids grow to learn math in ways they didn't before.

Wilman

Director of Center Operations
I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and recently achieved a degree in software development. In high school, I loved participating in math competitions, especially the national level ones, because we had the chance to visit other states with our classmates. Having first tutored students in mathematics back in high school for community service hours, I have over 10 years of experience in tutoring this subject. I love working at Mathnasium because of the positive learning environment. The students are not the only ones benefiting from their experience here; the instructors feel privileged and honored to have been part of the students’ growth in mathematical comprehension and confidence in problem-solving.

Alex

Instructor
I am a current student at The University of Tampa, honors program, majoring in Biochemistry. Originally, I am from Russia, but I moved to the United States two years ago. In the past, I conducted research in the field of insomnia treatment and educated other high-school students on that topic. In academics, I am very passionate about sciences, math, and philosophy. In my spare time I enjoy playing piano and guitar, swimming, mountain skiing, and scuba diving. I work at Mathnasium because teaching is one of the most rewarding and satisfying phenomena of human’s activities. Moreover, it makes me believe that teaching is the ultimate form of knowledge since one must be proficient in this knowledge before passing it to someone else.

Austin

Instructor
I am now in my final year as an Electronic Engineering Technology major at Hillsborough Community College. From here, my goals are to begin a career as a Photonics Technician, while simultaneously earning my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. In my free time, I enjoy practicing drums, training my culinary skills, and spending time out in nature. Mathematics is the language of the universe, and I am excited to share this with students. I believe becoming proficient in math will open up opportunities in all fields, either by the skills learned or the confidence gained.

Andrew

Instructor
I am currently a student at Hillsborough Community College majoring in Engineering. I am planning to transfer to USF next year to complete my degree in Industrial Engineering. I am from Boston but moved here to Tampa in 2014. I delivered mail for 8 years until I decided to go back to school full time. Through my years of schooling, I learned how important effort and persistence are. I believe everybody is capable of mastering mathematical concepts if they apply themselves and push through any struggles they might have. I love to work with kids by helping them gain more confidence.

Anuv

Instructor
I am a senior at Berkeley Preparatory High School. I completed AP Calculus AB last year and earned the highest grades. I am taking AP Calculus BC this year and am a member of The National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. I have scored a perfect score on the ACT math section. My friends and I run a Board Game Club at my school, which I love doing. This summer, I spent a lot of time developing a natural language processing system to build ethical codes for robots. I enjoy volunteering for Character GPS, a local non-profit that teaches underserved youth topics such as finance and social skills. I am mentoring a high school kid through this program. I love working at Mathnasium since it allows me to help kids build confidence in themselves by improving their math skills.

Carolina

Instructor
I am a senior at The University of South Florida, majoring in Cybersecurity. I was born in Cuba and moved to the United States nine years ago. I speak Spanish fluidly. I took Calculus 1 & 2 and Statistics as well as a Mu Alpha Theta math club member in high school. In my spare time, I love to sketch and spend time with loved ones. I enjoy teaching the students math at Mathnasium and I, in turn, get to learn from them.

Chris

Instructor
I am working on my primary education degree at Hillsborough Community College and then planning on finishing my degree at the University of South Florida. I formally worked for the Hillsborough County Public Schools in an after-school program, and this is where I decided to become a teacher. I enjoy working at Mathnasium because I love helping our students gain confidence in math and slowly start to like math.

Gabby

Instructor
I am a graduate of The University of South Florida, having earned dual degrees in Biochemistry and Music. During high school, I was very involved in mathematics, having participated in math league competitions throughout all four years. In addition, I took both AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics during my time as a student. Outside of Mathnasium, I spend most of my time volunteering at the Tampa Bay Humane Society. I am an avid musician, having learned the cello and piano growing up. As an instructor at Mathnasium, I enjoy seeing students develop their confidence in math as they begin to gain a greater understanding of the subject.

Dani

Instructor
I am a junior at The University of Tampa, working on a dual degree in Biochemistry and Sociology, and I plan on working in biomedical research after graduation. I am a first-year peer mentor at The University of Tampa. I like playing video games, gardening, and art. I have always enjoyed teaching others and seeing students grow, and working at Mathnasium allows me to see students develop confidence in their skills.

Jahmiel

Instuctor
I am a senior at Plant High School in statistics and calculus AB. I’ve lived in Florida and primarily Tampa most of my life and love the area! In my free time, I often practice programming and playing video games. I often tutor my classmates in math and volunteer in the area. I love being able to see students that I tutor be able to solve the problems that they struggle with.

Justin

Instructor
I am a junior at The University of South Florida majoring in mathematics. Math is a universal language, and I love to help people learn it. Outside of Mathnasium, I am working on the skillset needed for a future in IT and data analysis. I play a wide range of musical instruments, from the piano to the accordion, sometimes in public performances. As an instructor at Mathnasium, I strive to provide a positive influence on our students in their math skills, and their overall learning confidence.

Kami

Instructor
I am a junior at Robinson High School in the IB program and am currently taking High-Level Biology and Physics. I am a member of the student government, Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America, National Honor Society, and Science Honor Society. I am a wide receiver for Robinson's varsity football team. In my free time, I enjoy playing football, hanging out with friends, and family, and learning! I have always loved math and have a knack for teaching it. I enjoy working with kids, making Mathnasium the perfect place to help students develop essential math skills and confidence.

Katelyn

Instructor
I am a junior at H.B. Plant High School taking AP Statistics and Pre-calculus honors. At school, I am involved in the Mu Alpha Theta club, the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and the BETA club. Outside of school, I enjoy playing the flute and piano, swimming for GTSA, spending time with my dog, and hanging out with my friends! Working at Mathnasium is a great opportunity to help students gain confidence and develop essential math skills, which is something I love doing!

Loren

Instructor
I am a senior at Plant High School. I was born in Michigan but raised here in South Tampa. Last year, I took AP statistics and Pre-Calculus. I am currently taking AP Calculus BC. I am a part of Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, and National Honor Society, where I tutor classmates. I was a student at Mathnasium for four years before becoming an instructor here. You can find me at theme parks or home playing video games in my free time. I like working at Mathnasium because I help students reach their epiphany moment.

Maisie

Instructor
I earned my Master's degree at Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland) in aquatic biology and fisheries. I finished my Bachelor's degree at the University of Florida in wildlife ecology and conservation. I was a member of Mu Alpha Theta in high school and found myself helping friends grasp concepts while taking calculus at UF. I love working at Mathnasium, as it is a great feeling math concepts connect for students in real-time. It is a very fulfilling place to work. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors in activities like kayaking, hiking, playing soccer, and birdwatching.

Mel

Instructor
I graduated from The University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences. I took many math and science courses throughout high school and college, including AP Calculus and statistics. Additionally, I attended the IB program at Strawberry Crest and am familiar with the IB SL math curriculum. Outside of work, I enjoy reading and anything art-related. Math has always been one of my favorite subjects, and working at Mathnasium allows me to share this passion with the students.

Rob

Instructor
I am pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of South Florida. I enjoy playing disc golf, guitar, and piano and working on personal programming projects. Math has always been my favorite subject in school, and working at Mathnasium is an excellent opportunity for me to help students strengthen their critical thinking skills and help them gain confidence in their abilities.

Vijitha

Instructor
I graduated from Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Science. After college, I got married and moved to the United States of America. I got my medical coder certificate at St. Petersburg College. I have two sons, Praveen is a freshman at the University of Florida and a former Mathnasium instructor, and Naveen is a freshman at Plant High School. I volunteered at Roosevelt Elementary School for five years before. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, sewing, and gardening. Working at Mathnasium is a great opportunity to help students to get essential math skills.

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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