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.

Jennifer Speer


Jennifer has a unique perspective that allows her to understand your kids and help them.

She is a successful business owner and homeschooling mom of 3! She has the perspective of an educator as well as a busy parent and knows the challenges of both. Jennifer knows how to engage the kids and hold their interest. She keeps them progressing in math in a way they will actually enjoy!

Jennifer has always had a strong grip on Mathematics, earning her B.B.A in Finance at Southwest Texas State University and then owning and operating a successful business for over 10 years in the Brazos Valley alongside her husband James.

After finding Mathnasium and seeing what it can offer kids, they made a tough decision to sell their successful business with its comfortable lifestyle and start all over again. As scary as that sounds, they knew that parents in the Brazos Valley wanted the best for their children at an affordable price. There was already so much available for the many college students in Bryan/College Station, but not for elementary, middle, and high school students. Now, after being open for several years and expanding to multiple locations, we have hundreds of amazing success stories as a result of our passionate instructors, inspiring learning environment, teaching style and curriculum at Mathnasium! Let us help your student! 

Favorite Math Joke: There are 3 kinds of people in this world... Those who can count, and those who can't.

Fun Fact: Graduated college in 3 1/2 years with a 4.0!

I love Mathnasium because: I get to be a part of a great organization that changes kids' lives! Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?!?

Larry Martinek

Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city 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 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 curriculas ever produced for teaching math. While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, he is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students' scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.

Ethan Bruner

Lead Instructor

Ethan is a Texas native, born in Killeen and lived around the state his whole life. Though at home here in the Lone Star State, he aspires to experience the world and all it can offer with his best friend and spouse. After graduating from Texas State University with a degree in Music and Technology, Ethan has returned home to continue honing his teaching experience to educate and inspire new generations of inventors, artists, athletes, and more.

Favorite number: 299,792,458: the speed in meters per second of light in a vacuum. It is the theoretical speed limit of the universe! "We guarantee certainty, clearly referring to this light mnemonic."

Favorite math joke: Are monsters good at math? Not really, unless you Count Dracula!

In five years, I will be: A homeowner, continuing to build my future and forge my own path. I will have seen several countries and be planning my next adventure!

I love Mathnasium because: There exists countless opportunities to open students' eyes not only to beauty and necessity of math, but to learning as a whole. We're given the chance to understand our learners and inspire them to tackle problems with confidence and enthusiasm.

Randall Simpson

Lead Instructor

Randell is a 21 year old Temple native who is attending TAMUCT, majoring in mathematics. He comes from a long line of math educators, including his grandmother, father, aunt, uncle, and sister. He can often be found spending free time with his large family, consisting of 5 siblings, 8 nieces and nephews, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Favorite number: 159, because it is significant in my family.

Favorite math joke: 4 out of 3 people struggle with fractions.

In five years, I will be: Hopefully finished with my Bachelor's Degree, and beginning my Graduate Degree.

I love Mathnasium because: Everyday is a new adventure with the students. You never know what the day will bring, but it's always guaranteed that I will be able to help others.

Andrew Lanning


James McNeal


James is a student at Baylor University studying Finance and Spanish. He enjoys comics, video games, conspiracy theories, and his friends. He is always excited and ready to help anybody broaden their understanding of math! He has a passion for connecting with students and building deep relationships.

Favorite number: 13, because luck is a sham­ it's also prime!

Favorite math joke: "Have you heard the latest statistics joke?" "Probably."

In five years, I will be: Finishing law school and starting a career as an attorney in criminal, international, or immigration law.

I love Mathnasium because: The people and instructors are deeply invested and committed to helping anybody improve their math skills outside of a conventional classroom.

Enoch Farnham


Enoch Farnham is the oldest of six children in a close­-knit homeschooling family. He is currently a senior in high school, taking dual credit classes at Temple College. He has co­written and acted in three local plays; and also enjoys hiking with friends, playing piano, and serving in his church. Lover of all things techy and mathematical, he hopes to pursue a degree in Computer Science after he graduates.

Favorite number: Three, because there are so many good stories told in three parts.

Favorite math joke: How do you make seven even? Take away the ‘s’.

In five years, I will be: Hopefully, I will have graduated from a university and will be serving my community as an innovative entrepreneur.

I love Mathnasium because: I love working with children and helping them learn and grow. I want to give them the confidence that comes from understanding.

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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