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.

James Bohigian

Assistant Center Director
James, a 2011 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BA in English, came to us with a strong background in education. His diverse career has included positions as a teacher, personal trainer, and camp director, offering him a comprehensive understanding of the learning process from multiple perspectives. His experience in managing summer camps in Saint Petersburg, where he held positions as camp director and head teacher, further enriched his understanding of effective management. James' personal struggle with mathematics during his own education fuels his commitment to Mathnasium. He believes that helping children overcome barriers to understanding and improvement in mathematics is a crucial mission for those shaping the next generation's future. In his free time, James finds solace in camping, hiking, and expressing his creativity through cooking!

Muneeb Ahmad

Education Coordinator
Muneeb graduated from George Mason University in May 2023 with a degree in Business and Management Information Systems. He brings a wealth of diverse experiences to Mathnasium, having taken part in multiple internships during his time at GMU. Recognizing the power of proper communication in overcoming challenges, particularly in math-related issues, Muneeb is passionate about empowering students to conquer complexities and build confidence in their abilities. Mathnasium provides Muneeb with the perfect platform to directly impact the lives of children, helping them navigate difficulties and transform their approach to problem-solving. Outside of the center, Muneeb enjoys skiing in the mountains every winter season with friends, and he also loves to cook various dishes from across different cultures.

Ben Bramsen

District Manager
Ben got his start in education while volunteering at the Indianapolis Zoo with marine animals such as walruses -- which he regards as the best animals in the animal kingdom! Answering questions posed about the animals and what could be done to help the environment piqued his interest in other forms of education. He appreciates that at Mathnasium you can see the progression and positive impact on students’ lives each day. In his free time, Ben can be found playing guitar (although rather poorly he admits readily), spending time in nature, and exploring new places!

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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