Mathnasium 2737 Highway 280 S, #141A, Mountain Brook AL 35223 (205) 437-1111

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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:

  Tracey Guidry, Center Manager

 Tracey has a Bachelor's degree in Pure Mathematics from Auburn University with additional   coursework in Mathematics Education through the Fifth Year Program.  She has spent most of   her career in youth development and education through her work as the Executive Director of   Boys & Girls Clubs.  She says that she always had a fear of mathematics until she met her high   school Algebra teacher who taught her in a way that finally made things "click".  It is her wish   that all students feel good about their ability in mathematics and wants to be the kind of role model who instills that confidence.

Rob Shollar, Area Manager

Rob joined Mathnasium in September of 2018. He has been a successful multi-unit leader for 20 years with several globally known companies. His focus and passion is to build successful teams that lead to a great experience for the customer. Being a parent Rob understands the importance of education, especially Math, as his daughter is a Junior in college studying Medicine. Rob lives by the motto 'the will to win is not nearly as important as being prepared to win.'  His passion for teaching comes from his love of sports. He competed collegiately in Track and Field and currently plays in several adult baseball leagues where he helps coach his teams. Rob is excited about his opportunity here at Mathnasium as he knows he is part of a TEAM that will continue to make a difference in the life of kids through Math.

Jodi Joostberns, Director of Education

Jodi has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Math from Hope College and graduated with her secondary teaching certificate. She also has a Master’s Degree in Math Education and a Specialist’s Degree in Curriculum and Teacher Leadership from Piedmont College. Jodi has been teaching for twenty years and has taught all levels from 8th grade Math to IB Math Studies.. Jodi also became a certified gifted instructor. Jodi loves to teach and tutor because she loves to see the sense of great achievement when a student grasps a difficult math concept! She also believes that every student can succeed and excel with the proper tools and support.

Lauren Love, Director of Training

Lauren graduated from the University of Central Florida with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree focused on Mathematics Education and Psychology. She has mastered math skills in the areas of College Algebra, Calculus I – Calculus III, Differential Equations, and Statistics I & II. Lauren developed a passion for math education during her first two years of high school, and it continued throughout her college years. She believes that math is meant to be challenging and enjoyable, not frustrating and scary. Since starting at Mathnasium in 2011, she has enjoyed the continued success of her students and inspiring them to love math as much as she does. 

Ed Farner, Chief Operating Officer

Ed has been a multi-unit leader for over 15 years and has had the pleasure of working with two Fortune 500 companies during his leadership career. His focus has always been on developing the best team to deliver the most incredible and memorable customer experience. “Love what you do, be the best at it, and success will follow.” He has always had a passion for coaching and teaching others. He has coached his son's and daughter’s little league baseball and softball teams, and has volunteered his time as a coach for the Catholic Youth League basketball, soccer, and football teams. His passion to lead and help others has led him to join the Mathnasium team as the District Manager. Ed is honored to lead a team of Center Managers in helping math make sense for all of our students.