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:
Katrina Smith, Center Director
Katrina is the Center Director of Myers Park Mathnasium. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler School of Business where she received a BS in Accounting and Marketing. In addition, she has an MBA certification from Georgia Tech's MBA Dupree School of Management. For more than 20 years Katrina progressed at AT&T excelling in multifaceted senior management and leadership roles in Training, Operations and Sales. Katrina also served as Treasurer of the Charlotte District School PTA system representing over 110 schools. She has spent most of her adult life working with and developing youth in primary and secondary schools. From extracurricular activities to tutoring, her love of math and seeing
the results of academic advancement in our youth makes Mathnasium a strategic fit. Katrina is the proud mother of a Mathlete, Kendall Prescott.
Katrina's Mission: "Change the lives of our future generation by investing in our children today.”
Bhavna Mistry, Instructor
Bhavna joined Mathnasium in 2010 as an instructor in Charlotte, NC. She has experience teaching mathematics for 13 years. She finds the Mathnasium 's educational program one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculum to teach. Besides teaching math, she loves to paint on canvas and polymer clay art.
Fun Fact: Bhavna can teach math in English, Gujarati, and Hindi.
Favorite number: 7; Bhavna was born on the 7th day of the 7th month!
Favorite math joke: Son: "Dad, it is so cold in here!"
Father: "Go stand in the corner."
Father: "The corner is 90 degrees :)."
Angelica Davis, Instructor
Angelica started working for Mathnasium in 2014. She is also a high school math teacher for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. With a B.S. degree in Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University, Angelica has provided personalized instruction to numerous students in math since 2009. As a current math teacher and a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, she teaches and tutors diverse populations between the ages of 4 and 18. Angelica participates in many mathematics professional development forums to deepen her conceptual knowledge of mathematics for educating students. Angelica's passion is making math more fun and exciting for students who have grown to dislike math.
Fun Fact: Angelica is a musician and plays piano and flute.
Favorite number: In China, the number 6 is viewed as a fortunate number, mainly meaning smooth or well-off. This explains her goal of how she wants students to feel about math.
Kasey Farrell, Instructor
Kasey is an instructor at Mathnasium of Myers Park. She recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Math and an emphasis in Education. Having taught in public education, Kasey has extensive leadership training, which has helped her in her many roles at Mathnasium. She is a recent transit after spending 2 years in Charleston, SC. Kasey believes that a good education allows students to achieve their maximum potential in life, and since Mathnasium allows for kids to learn math in a unique and fun way, it’s a perfect match!
Fun Fact: Kasey is bilingual in the language of Spanish and has even lived in Spain!
Favorite number: 13; It is prime and beautiful. Some believe it is spooky and unlucky, Kasey believes it is full of luck!
Kasey's Mission: "To change students' mirrors into windows."
Favorite math joke:
Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program.
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas ever produced for teaching math and math tutoring.
While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, He is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students' scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.
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