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.

Tyler W

Assistant Center Director
Tyler joined the team in the summer of 2023. He is currently a student at St. Charles Community College working towards a degree in mathematics. He hopes to one day perform research within mathematics. His passions for teaching as well as mathematics has lead him to join the Mathnasium Team! Fun fact: Tyler has a black belt in taekwondo.

Alex D

Instructor
Alex joined the team in 2019 and has been a great addition. Alex also graduated from Liberty High School and is attending St Charles Community College on the A Plus program. Alex plans to get a degree in mathematics at Missouri S&T and then follow in the footsteps of his mother and become a teacher. In his off time Alex enjoys playing strategy games and reading. Alex mostly handles the @Home instruction. Fun fact: My favorite sport is NASCAR

Victoria P

Instructor
Victoria joined the team in December of 2021 and is excited to get started. She has a degree in Mathematics from William Jewell College in Liberty MO and was a High School Math teacher in Kansas City prior to moving to St Louis in 2015. She worked for a local bookstore for a few years and as a total bookworm really enjoyed the experience, but now she's ready to get back to sharing her love of math with students. Fun Fact: Victoria loves animals and has 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Claire

Instructor
Claire is a highschooler at Fort Zumwalt East High School and is the top of her current class. Claire plans on going into pediatric medicine and loves seeing kids finally understand essential concepts that make for a great base in math. She enjoys drawing, art, and music. You might catch her sketching during free time! Fun Fact: She can write on my skin, She has dermatographia

Lucas L

Instructor
Hi, my name is Lucas and I am an Instructor at Mathnasium. My biggest hobby by far is video games. Math is by far my favorite subject in school. While it can be hard and oftentimes frustrating to learn, it is the most satisfying thing in the world to me when a new type of problem clicks for me.

I'm in college for a Computer Science major right now, so working as an Instructor to keep my math skills fresh means not only do I help myself, but I can help those around me at the same time.

Kylie A

Instructor
My name is Kylie Avery. I am originally from St. Peters, MO. I enjoy playing sports, keeping active, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I am currently studying Secondary Math Education and Accounting at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO.

I like math because it is challenging and similar to a puzzle waiting to be solved. My favorite thing about Math is that there is always something new to learn. I am beginning student teaching at Fort Zumwalt West in January. My goal is to earn a masters degree in education and teach math and coach softball in the Fort Zumwalt School District. I love working at Mathnasium, as well as my other job Sweetology in O'Fallon.

Ben O

Instructror
Ben is a current senior at CBC. He loves playing the saxophone for jazz band as well as participating in engineering competitions. He is passionate about learning math himself, and loves teaching others.

Ben's other favorite subjects in school are science and Spanish. While he is unsure about where he wants to attend college, he wants to study biomedical engineering.

Sushanth

Instructor

Isha

Instructor
My name is Isha Potla. I'm from the O'Fallon area, and I'm currently a senior in highschool, soon to be on the pre-med track. Some of my hobbies include playing tennis and drawing; a fun fact about me is I have lived in 3 different states! My interest in teaching math arose from teaching my own brother growing up, and I've grown to really enjoy it. I love working with the kids at Mathnasium!

Geoffrey

Instructor
Mr. Geoffrey Baker is attending St Charles Community College now with future plans at UMSL. He enjoys anything to do with math and science. His career goal would be something using both. Geoffrey loves game nights with his family and friends! Fun Fact: He is "uncle Geoffrey" to his 9 nieces and nephews, and Geoffrey is the youngest of 7. He grew up with one brother and five sisters! Geoffrey has always loved the number 13 because it was his older brother's favorite number and he wanted to be just like him. His favorite math joke is: Why do doctors always tell anyone who is cold to stand in a corner? Because they are always 90 degrees!

Macy Reed

Center Director

Macy Reed was the first Center Director at Mathnasium of St Peters North until she passed away on November 7, 2019. Macy was my daughter, an extraordinary Center Director, a caring instructor to the children, and a wonderful human being. The outpouring of support and fondness fills my family’s hearts (Janet – Mother/Wife, Abby, daughter/sister and me).

Macy became the Center Director for Mathnasium in 2017 and worked hard to enrich children’s lives through math. She was very caring, and the younger students, in particular, adored her. She was always finding new ways to entertain and teach them. She also interacted well with the parents, many of whom were very complimentary of her maturity and knowledge.

Macy was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic terminal illness. It is not contagious, so it is not a disease that can be shared with others. For more information visit https://www.cff.org/What-is-CF/About-Cystic-Fibrosis/.

As I was researching Mathnasium, I told Macy about my plans and that I’d like to open a second location some day for her to run, perhaps in Kansas City where she was living. She investigated the opportunity and decided she wanted to get involved immediately. She believed strongly in Mathnasium and wanted this to be her career and someday run a center on her own.

She was bright and skilled. We worked well together. We divided responsibilities according to our strengths and we made families happy and improved student’s math scores and confidence.

Macy lived her entire life knowing that she may not have a long life, so she chose to make it a rich life and not let CF define her. Therefore, few people had any idea she had it. Macy fought hard to keep her lungs healthy. She really struggled for a few years, but then a miracle drug was released and it was absolutely life changing. For two months – Sept-Nov 2019- Macy improved every day and became more active, more like a 23-year-old. Although she was always known for her smile and outlook, it was obvious she finally felt great and was gaining confidence in her long-term livelihood.

Suddenly and tragically, Macy passed away from a traumatic pneumo-thorax wherein air in her chest cavity collapsed her lung and put pressure on her heart. She fought bravely for four days, but in the end, severe brain damage and the effects of CF were too much to overcome. Macy was an organ donor and parts of her will be used to save or enrich other people’s lives.

Our hearts will never be the same, but we are all better people for having loved Macy.

She is forever a part of the center. We will use use her name as motivation for the students reminding them that Macy wanted to see them succeed! Once a month, we will have a special day named after her – Macy Day – that will be motivating, rewarding, and entertaining for the students.

Fun Fact: Macy has a dog named Penny, the "MATH"-scot, who was adopted as the "Grandpuppy" by David and Janet ;)

Penny Jane

Our "Mathscot"
Penny Jane is a Boxer mix puppy owned by Macy! She loves to count money so that she can buy new toys to destroy! She loves rides to the park and any drive-thru she can convince Macy to take her to... which isn't that hard to do! Unfortunately, Penny is only allowed at Team Meetings... "for now," she says.

Larry Martinek

Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively, He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to "do" math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium's educational program - one of the most comprehensive and innovative curricula ever produced for teaching math. While Larry is not an instructor at our center in Creve Coeur, he is a valuable asset and we can call on him to ask specific student's scenarios for guidance and advice.

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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