Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Melanie Woods

Assistant Center Director
Hello! My name is Melanie. I have a strong STEM background with degrees in computer science and physics along with 10 years of software development experience. This may seem an unusual outcome for someone who struggled with math in elementary school. That changed with the encouragement of a 7th grade math teacher who made class fun. Math finally began to make sense! This experience has motivated me to help others develop a good attitude toward math and problem solving in general. I believe that with patience and positive feedback anyone can gain a better understanding of math. I have two college-aged daughters currently pursuing degrees in science and engineering.

Nathan Digweed

Instructor
Hello! My name is Nathan Digweed. I am a graduate from Illinois Institute of Technology, where I earned my Bachelor's of Science degree in physics. From a very young age, I have had a passion for learning math and science, and that passion grew into a love for teaching others mathematical and physics related concepts. Having been homeschooled up through high school, I understand that patience and adding fun to learning can go a long way in helping a student's potential be realized. In my spare time, I enjoy playing piano and composing music.

Aaron Minh

Instructor
Hello! My name is Aaron Minh. I graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois-Chicago and am also a recent graduate of the University of Florida's ProTeach program with a Master's in Education in Secondary Science Education. From a young age, I have always been interested in math and science. In school, and at home, I have always been the go-to guy for friends and family who needed help in math. As an instructor at Mathnasium, I hope students will develop problem solving skills that will help them throughout their entire educational careers. In my spare time, I enjoy visiting theme parks and riding all the roller coasters in the world (100+ and counting!). Having been raised in the Chicagoland area, I will also always root for the Chicago Cubs. A fun fact about me is that I was once on the gameshow "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

Scott Mei

Instructor
Hi, I'm Scott, and I am currently a junior at Metea Valley High School. Outside of school, I perform with the Naperville Youth Symphony Orchestra. Math is one of my favorite subjects, and teaching it to others and watching them understand concepts is one of the most rewarding things I have done. In five years, I hope to be working as a computer scientist.

Paul Eldridge

Instructor
Hello! My name is Paul. I am 20 years old and currently a student at College of Dupage, studying meteorology. I learned french in high school and have been speaking fluently for a few years. I love Mathnasium because it feels good to see students finally understand a topic. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with friends to watch baseball and basketball!

Tejas Shetty

Instructor
Hi, my name is Tejas and I am currently a junior at Metea Valley High School. Outside of school, I am involved with numerous clubs, most notably in Robotics and History Bowl. Math is one of my most favorite subjects, and, as my mathematical knowledge advances, I am very interested in the various nuances of math. Teaching and tutoring math is an incredibly rewarding experience for me. It is really nice to help the students and see them start to understand and grow - through "Eureka" moments, in which they connect concepts and develop their understanding of math. Apart from math, I am also interested in history, and have won a couple of history competitions.

Medha Muskula

Instructor
Hi! My name is Medha and I am a senior at Neuqua Valley High School. In school, I am involved in robotics, math team, and band as a flautist. Outside of school, I enjoy photography, listening to music, and volunteering at my local library. I've loved math since I was a kid because the idea of problem solving was, and still is, a fun challenge to me. I hope to inspire that same love for math in the students that I work with at Mathnasium!

Vani Ramesh

Instructor
Hi, I'm Vani! I'm a senior at Neuqua Valley High School. As an instructor at Mathnasium, I think it is great that we are able to use a one-on-one approach to helping every student tackle problems. Outside of Mathnasium, I love to code and play the violin. I'm also super interested in environmental activism and lead a company, Wearenatra focused on that.

Diya Kaimal

Instructor
Hi, I’m Diya and I’m a senior at Neuqua Valley High School. In school, I am a member of the math team, National Math Honors Society, and Science Olympiad. I love all things math including seeing its applications in numerous fields and teaching it to others. Outside of school, I love to play the violin and piano and dance. I am very excited to work at Mathnasium and hopefully help others develop their love for math!

Harish Pai

Owner
Hello, my name is Harish Pai. I have an Electronics engineering degree from Mysore University, India and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) with majors in Finance and Entrepreneurship. I am a seasoned IT professional with significant experience in the areas of IT consulting and Application Design. Math has always been a favorite subject of mine since my childhood. During my engineering days I took it upon myself to coach and guide my fellow students, especially in Math. I staunchly believe that developing a certain comfort level in Math will play a pivotal role in the future success of all children regardless of what path they choose. I eagerly look forward to a fun and interesting Math experience for your child.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor
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