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:
Sam Younis, Center Owner
Sam is thrilled to launch his third Mathnasium center in Morningside. We will be open for assessments and pre-enrolled students on October 21! Our official opening is Monday, November 3!
Sam graduated Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University, where he studied the social sciences and gained a deep appreciation for math and statistical analysis. He then earned an MFA in Theater from Columbia University, where he nurtured his creative side. Prior to owning Mathnasium, Sam has worked as an actor, writer, public servant, and tutor. As an actor, Sam has appeared on Broadway and in television and film. As a top-level field operations manager for the 2010 US Census, Sam collected and analyzed statistical data that would later become official 2010 Census records. In 2012, Sam opened his first Mathnasium center in Los Angeles before moving to Georgia with his family two and a half years later. Now firmly rooted in Georgia, Sam is also the owner of the Mathnasium centers in Decatur and Dunwoody. He has served on the Mathnasium Franchisee Advisory Committee, which helps guide Mathnasium Headquarters as it makes key decisions about the direction of the company. His center in Decatur is consistently ranked among the top 40 out of 1,000 centers in the country and also earned an award from Mathnasium Headquarters for outstanding growth in its 2nd year of operation. An advocate of both math and the arts, Sam is passionate about the Mathnasium Method because it enables kids to apply creativity to the understanding of math. It is his mission to help kids develop an excellent number sense and have fun along the way!
Logan Austin, Center Director
Logan studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California but harbors a lifelong passion for Mathematics. In his free time, he enjoys chess, jazz, and cycling.
Claire Kuykendall, Field Support Specialist
Claire joined the Mathnasium team in the summer of 2015 while she finished up her time at Georgia Tech where she majored in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Environmental Science. After graduation, she continued working at Mathnasium until she left for her post-graduate studies at the University of Glasgow in Scotland where she studied Environmental Statistics. Claire's love of math and helping others find their love of math brought her back to Mathnasium when she returned from her studies abroad. Outside of Mathnasium, Claire can be found at a concert, obsessing over all things Swedish, or binge-watching shows of Netflix.
Amy Wendt, Instructor
Amy is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a Georgia Tech graduate in engineering with a Masters in Applied Science. In college, she worked at a Teaching Assistant in Simulation and Design and Measurement, as well as ran Varsity Track where she calculated velocity and lap time for 5000m and 10k distances. In high school, she was Math Team Captain and currently attends Freeside Atlanta where she programs computers to solve math problems.