Mathnasium 2448 76th Avenue SE, #101-B, Mercer Island WA 98040 (206) 535-6669

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Our Team

Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:

CenterDirectorHusam Gazioglu, Center Director 

Husam is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Mercer Island. Prior to opening his Mathnasium center, Husam worked in various roles in Product and Program Management  (SMART Technologies, Telecommunications Systems, AirTies Networks, Vidiator Technologies, Luxxon, AG Communication Systems, GTE) specializing in defining and delivering innovative new products to the marketplace. He has an MBA from University of Phoenix, and BSc with Special Honors in Electronic Engineering from University of Hull (UK). Having loved math as a child, Husam came to realize it is an intimidating subject for many, and is enthusiastic about helping every child on Mercer Island to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. He has tutored children of all ages, and he is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. Married with 2 kids, Husam is an avid runner and coaches boys’ soccer on the island.

CenterDirectorGamze Seckin, Ph.D., Co-Owner and Lead Instructor

Gamze has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Arizona State University and is a former US Fulbright Doctoral Scholar. She has 6 granted patents, multiple awards, numerous publications and has been working for more than 15 years in the telecommunications industry. As a high school student Gamze won the Third Place Price of State-Wide Math Competition organized by Turkish National Science Foundation and enjoyed tutoring kids in her neighborhood to help them not be afraid of math.  Married with 2 sons, Gamze enjoys watercolor painting in her free time.

CenterDirectorLiam Pronovost, Instructor

Liam is pursuing a major in Bio-Chemistry at University of Washington, working towards a career in the medical field. Liam's academic strength is mathematics, with multiple experiences in the ICTM (state math competition). Specifically, his team achieved 3rd overall in state in 2015, previously achieving 4th place in both the two man and the 8 man competitions in 2014.  As well as his strong mathematical skills, Liam also brings previous Mathnasium and overall tutoring experience to us at Mercer Island.


Chris Dierkes, Instructor

Chris is freshman at Virginia Tech, pursuing major in Computer Sciencea and came to us with exceptional references from his math teachers. In high school Chris was on a 3-year accelerated math program (meaning he was working at a college junior level when he was a high school senior). He scored in the 99th percentile in both the ACT (35 out of possible 36) and SAT (770 out of possible 800) math sections. With his background of previous work with kids, he is a valuable addition to the Mercer Island instruction team.