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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th this year!

Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) is a time to honor teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make to our lives. Here at Mathnasium, we champion that cause and we want to send your teachers all of the appreciation they can stand!

We work alongside your students’ teachers throughout the year to fill in gaps and provide support for your students where it’s needed. This year and last we’ve been amazed by the resiliency we’ve seen from teachers as they’ve redesigned their lessons to fit virtual classrooms and have gone above and beyond to engage with their students.

We’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at Mathnasium by decorating Teacher Appreciation cards, sharing stories about our favorite teachers, and working with our local schools to provide some gift baskets and other treats to the teachers who have gone above and beyond this year. 


Decorate a Teacher Appreciation Card

Everybody enjoys hearing that they’re appreciated, and a card or a note is a great way to share your appreciation so that it can be revisited and remembered throughout the year. Mathnasium students are able to decorate this Teacher Appreciation Coloring Page during their visit, or you can print one out and decorate it at home!

Download our Teacher Appreciation Coloring Page


Nominate Your Favorite Teacher to Win a Gift Basket

This May we want to show our local teachers how much we appreciate them! Nominate you or your student’s favorite teacher and they could win a basket full of goodies from Mathnasium! 

There are 2 ways to nominate a teacher for this prize:


✨ Visit our Facebook Page and find the Teacher Appreciation Contest post (pinned to the top of our feed)

✨ Take a picture of your student creating a Thank You Card for their favorite teacher

✨ Post that photo in the comments section of this post

✨ Make sure to include the name of the teacher and which school they teach at


✨ Take a photo of your student creating a Thank You Card for their favorite teacher

✨  Email the photo to along with written permission for us to share the photo on our social media pages! 

✨ Make sure to include the name of the teacher and which school they teach at

Entries are being accepted during Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 3rd - 7th

The winner will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages on May 10th!


Stories About Our Favorite Teachers

“Doctor Kevin Giovanetti, affectionately known as ‘Dr. G’ by his students, is one of my favorite professors. He was my digital electronics and microcontrollers professor in college, and also acted as my research and educational advisor. He and I worked on many projects together, but the largest of which was at Fermi National Accelerator Facility in Batavia, IL. During our project we built the low voltage power solution for an international collaboration, ‘Muon g-2.’

This month, April 2021, the project has begun producing its first results. Dr. G reached out to me personally to congratulate me on the experiment and thank me personally for the impact that I had on the success of the experiment. He has shown a passion for education and development that has been hard to match by other mentors in my life. Thank you Dr. G!”

-Max Cannon, Center Director


“My favorite teacher was my 8th grade geometry teacher, Mr. Choi. I had spent the prior summer watching geometry videos online to try to teach myself because I was bored, and was expecting to spend the year slacking off because I already knew the material. Instead, the class ended up being very challenging and fun. Mr. Choi allowed me to help teach the class and help the other students, and this inspired my love of teaching. Without him, I wouldn’t have been inspired to apply for this job. It was the first math class that I took that truly challenged me, and the way of solving problems that I learned in that class continues to guide me to this day.”

-Teresa E., Instructor



“My favorite teacher would be my 9th grade Algebra 2 teacher named Mrs. R. She was my favorite since she not only engaged us with her teaching and her amazingly terrible puns, but she also made sure to check in with me every so often in the halls throughout the rest of high school. Before high school, math wasn't my favorite subject ever, but after taking her class I grew to appreciate math much more and it became my favorite subject!”

-Rachael A., Instructor



“My favorite teacher was Mr. Lowder. It was third grade, and he was the best teacher I've ever had. Not only did he have snakes in the classroom that we got to take care of, we had fun and engaging projects that helped me learn things from cursive all the way to JFK. He always had a smile and a great attitude. He was willing to answer questions and able to help anyone.”

-Bella H., Instructor



“My Favorite teacher was William  [a former Mathnasium Center Director] because he helped me learn everything there is to know about the Mathnasium way and how to teach and handle the kids who come into the center. He taught about calculus, functions, factoring, and geometry.”

-Nestor B., Instructor