Mathnasium 3344 South Route 59, #110, Naperville IL 60564 (630) 219-0505   naperville@mathnasium.com

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Please note: Our online Mathnasium @home hours are 3:30 PM-6:30 PM Mon-Thu and 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Friday

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:

OwnerAparna Pai, Owner / Center Director

Aparna has a BS in Engineering from India and an M.S. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to getting involved in Mathnasium, she worked in information technology industry for several years in varied roles and responsibilities. As a child she really enjoyed and looked forward to learning math. Her interest in teaching math began as she was trying to find ways to make learning math a fun activity for her older son and found that there were very few such resources available for parents. Her own experience had taught her that kids excel in math when it is taught in a way that is fun and intellectually challenging. Her quest to do so brought her in touch with Mathnasium. Aparna is very enthusiastic about Mathnasium curriculum since it is taught in the way that makes sense to kids. The sharp focus on “why” rather than the plain “how” to do a math problem is the essential Mathnasium differentiator. Her goal is to use math make every child a better thinker and problem solver. Students that need remedial focus and enrichment are welcomed and challenged.  She has been doing this for over 10 years and loves every moment of working with students and empowering them. She has two sons, Nachi , a UIUC Industrial Engineering graduate currently working for Pepsi and Neel, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University.

Favorite Number: 5280

Favorite Math Joke: Why is 5 afraid of 6? Because 7 ate 9

In five years, I will be: A Boston marathoner

I love Mathnasium because: My dream of every student being an effective problem solver can be accomplished.

Fun Fact: My company is named Pai-R-Square (play on our last name to derive math formula)

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Melanie Woods, Assisstant Center Director

Melanie has 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 her to help others develop a good attitude toward math and probem solving in general. She believes that with patience and positive feedback anyone can gain a better understanding of math. Melanie has two college-aged daughters urrently pursuing degrees in science and engineering.

Favorite Number: 2

Favorite Math Joke: How many monsters are good at math? None unless you Count Dracula!

In five years, I will be: Done paying for my daughters' college education.

I love Mathnasium because: It feels good to help a child understand a confusing math concept.

Fun Fact: I sailed across the Atlantic Ocean as a crew member on a 44 foot sloop!

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InstructorNathan Digweed, Instructor

Nathan Digweed is a graduate from Illinois Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in physics.  From a very young age, he has shown a passion for learning math and science, and that passion grew into a love for teaching others mathamatical and physics related concepts.  Having been homeschooled up through high school, he understands that patience and adding fun to learning can go a long way in helping a student's potential be realized.  In his spare time he enjoys playing piano and composing music.

Favorite Number: 88

Favorite Math Joke: Why did a couple of sailors run around in a circle? They were 2 pi-rates!

In five years, I will be: A video game designer

I love Mathnasium because: Teaching and learning math can be challenging and fun

Fun Fact: I was homeschooled until my senior year of High School, and I play music in my spare time.

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Aaron Minh, Instructor

Aaron Minh was born and raised in the Chicagoland area.  He will always root for the Chicago Cubs.  Aaron graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois-Chicago and is 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, he has always been interested in math and science.  In school, and at home, he has always been the go-to guy for friends and family who needed help in math.  As an instructor at Mathnasium, he hopes students will develop problem solving skills that will help them throughout their entire educational careers.  In his spare time, he enjoys visiting theme parks and riding all the roller coasters in the world (100+ and counting!)   

Favorite Number: 42

Favorite Math Joke: Two random variables were talking in a restaurant. They thought they were being discrete but I heard their chatter continuously.

In five years, I would have : designed the world’s craziest roller coaster ride

I love Mathnasium because: As an instructor, you are still always learning new math tips and tricks.  And, it’s always great to see the look on kids’ faces when they start to see how math makes sense!

Fun Fact: I once was on the gameshow “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?"

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Aarush Gupta, Instructor

I amcurrently a sophomore at Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo.  I have always loved math since a young age as it enabled me to apply my knowledge to design and build new things.  In my free time, I enjoy working on my motor cycle and listening to music.

 

Favorite Number: 7

Favorite Math Joke:  Math, the only place where someone can buy 100 pineapples and no one questions why.

In five years, I will be: I will be traveling the world

I love Mathnasium because: It is the only place where several people that love math gather and learn together.

Fun Fact:  I have a motorcycle license and I own a super-sport motorcycle. 

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Chloe O'Connor, Instructor 

My name is Chloe, I am 18 years old, and a Freshman at Ohio State University! and I love being able to help teach math outside of school. I have worked at Mathnasium for about a two and a half years now, and it has been wonderful. I also play Varsity lacrosse for my school and babysit for kids all the time. I love working with every child at Mathnasium and look forward to every day!

 

Favorite Number: 22

Favorite math joke: How do you stay warm in a cold room? You go to the corner -- it's always 90 degrees!

In five years, I will be: A graduate of Economics and Public Policy, and hopefully working at a related job. 

 

I love Mathnasium because:   I can help a student learn something new everyday, or help them understand a difficult topic they have been struggling with!

Fun Fact:  My favorite tv shows are Friends and Grey’s Anatomy!

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 Chritsopher Song, Instructor

Hi, my name is Chris and I’m currently a sophomore at Northwestern University, where I’m studying computer science and statistics. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always had a passion for numbers, something that has held true during high school and into college as well. I’ve taken several challenging math classes, up to Calculus III and Linear Algebra, and competed in various math contests, including national contests like the AMCs and AIME. More than this, however, I love sharing my passion for math with others and watching students learn and grow. Through tutoring, I hope to pass my enthusiasm and excitement for math onto my students, while helping them achieve their personal goals along the way. Outside of tutoring, you can catch me playing with my dog, watching the NBA, or coding some new apps for fun.

Favorite Number: 16

Favorite Math Joke: What do you call a mathematician who goes on a lot of dates, but who doesn't like to talk about it?  A discrete data!

In five years, I will be: Working as a statistician

I love Mathnasium because: Even I can still learn from the Mathnasium curriculum! I learned about the cake method for finding the greatest common factor and least common multiple. Mathnasium presents material in different ways than the school system does and I think it's beneficial to see more than one approach to a problem.

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Rowan Mundrawala, Instructor

Hello, my name is Rowan, and I am currently a freshman at UIC, where I am studying to get my degree in Computer Science. Math has always been my favorite subject, and I continue to expand on my skills as I further my education. At Mathnasium, my goal is to show that math can be fun!

Favorite Number: 19

Favorite Math Joke:  What do baby parabolas drink?
                                             Quadratic formula

 

In five years, I will :   have my degree in Computer Science

I love Mathnasium because:   It is extremely rewarding to be able to see students grow and build their confidence in their own abilities over time.

Fun Fact:  I am also a swim instructor

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 Anaisa Acharya, Instructor

I am currently a senior at Neuqua Valley High School where apart from classes, I am a Co-President of Business Professionals of America and category leader of Special Occasion Speaking in Speech club. I run a nonprofit, Colors4Change, which collects recyclable art supplies to distribute to under-served facilities. 
 

Favorite Number: 100

Favorite Math Joke:  How do you keep warm in a cold room? You go to the corner because it is always 90 degrees. 

In five years, I will be: working as a consultant for nonprofits and creating a business of my own. 

I love Mathnasium because:  when I was a kid and I would come here, I would always be excited to learn in such a warm and friendly environment. The instructors are dedicated to teaching their students and by working here I get to do the same for another kid and help them learn. 

Fun Fact: I love traveling! My favorite trip thus far is when I visited the Incan Ruins of Machu Picchu and completed the 9-mile hike with my family.

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Rohan Bajaj, Instructor

I am currently a freshman at New York University pursuing a bachelors in Statistics. I have always loved to learn math, and look forward to teaching the same math skills that grasped me so tightly throughout my life. I have been working at Mathnasium for a little over a year. Outside of Mathnasium, I spend my time writing, listening to music, playing the piano, and skateboarding. 

 

Favorite Number: 129

 

Favorite Math Joke: 

Angel Investors call it Artificial Intelligence. Development calls it machine learning. But statisticians know its regression all along.

 

In five years, I will be : Working and living in the city with my two cats

I love Mathnasium because: Students and instructors are able to critically think, focusing on solving our mathematical problems and questions rather than sticking to the “fundamentals”

 

Fun Fact: The only bone I’ve ever broken is in my hand.

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Harish Pai, Owner

Harish has an Electronics engineering degree from Mysore University, India and an MBA from the Kellogg School Ownerof Management (Northwestern) with majors in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He is a seasoned IT professional with significant experience in the areas of IT consulting and Application Design. Math has always been a favorite subject of his since his childhood. During his engineering days he took it upon himself to coach/guide his fellow students especially in Math. He staunchly believes 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. Harish eagerly looks forward to a fun and interesting Math experience for your child.

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