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

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

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?"

Paul Eldridge

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!

Harish Pai

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.

Sabrina Huang

Hello! My name is Sabrina Huang. I love cats and want to get one day, but I have a bad cat allergy. I also have two birds named Stan and Yerb, I’ve raised them since they were little eggs. My favorite thing to do in my free time is to draw, read, or do a bit of coding. One of my goals in life is to learn how to make banana bread. Favorite number: 7 Favorite Math Joke: What’s a math teacher’s favorite tree? Geometry Where do you see yourself in five years: I see myself graduating fresh from college and looking for jobs Why is Mathnasium fun? You get to meet a lot of nice people Fun Fact: I have 2 birds

Simren Mehta

Hi! I’m Simren Mehta, I recently graduated from Waubonsie Valley high school. I was an active member of clubs such as Key Club, the Aspiring Medical Professionals Club, and I was the Vice President of the Red Cross Club. It’s always been a passion of mine to give back to the community in a way that not only helps people, but helps me learn and grow from those experiences. Some extracurriculars I actively participate in outside of school are martial arts and piano. I plan on pursuing a career in medicine. In the fall I’m going to Lewis University. In five years I see myself entering medical school. I love Mathnasium/ being a part of the Mathnasium community because it really focuses on ensuring that each student succeeds in a way that works best for them. The learning environment is engaging and focuses on each student’s needs separately. My favorite number is 44. A funny math joke I’ve heard is: what did the mean triangle say to the circle? You’re pointless! An interesting fact about me is that I’m currently working towards my second-degree black belt in Taekwondo.

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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