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:
Anup Wassan, Co-owner and Center Director
It is all about having fun! Co-owner and Center Director of both the Mathnasium of West Marietta and the Mathnasium of North Alpharetta, Anup spent two years at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada studying Geology. With a dynamic personality that enjoys trying challenging endeavors, he changed gears and returned to Atlanta to attend Georgia Trade School, where he earned multiple welding certifications from the American Welding Society. He worked for a structural steel fabrication company, where he discovered his strong leadership skills. Having grown up in a family of entrepreneurs, coupled with his experiences of working with children as a cap counselor for many summers, he stumbled upon Mathnasium. Also a former student of Mathnasium, at the age of 14, and realizing the benefits he gained in learning math the Mathnasium way, this was a perfect fit. Anup achieves great joy when his students gain personal confidence as they learn math the way that makes sense to them. With a commitment to sharing the Mathnasium Method with his students, he starts each day with enthusiasm. Full of energy, Anup loves hiking, biking, working with metal, scuba diving, and martial arts.
Jacob Michelis, Assistant Center Director
Jacob has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Kennesaw State University. He has worked as a private tutor for math and science since high school. He is originally from Gainesville, Florida, but moved to Milton 12 years ago. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and programming.
To quote Jacob: "The Mathnasium method is great. The curriculum is solid and customized to each student's needs, and the students receive a great mix of independent work and individual help."
Ilana Mermelstein, Instructor/Communications Director
Ilana, a student at Milton High School, plans on majoring in journalism with a possible double major in psychology. After taking AP Calculus AB, she now takes AP Statistics. In her spare time she enjoys playing her ukulele and singing, as well as writing for her blog.
To quote Ilana: “What I love about the Mathnasium method is that it refrains from encouraging memorization like so many other methods do, rather it encourages a deeper understanding of concepts, allowing students to fully understand where answers come from. Mathnasium inspires curiosity and teaches students how to learn!!”
Mohammed Fareed, Instructor
Mohammed is a student at Rivers Academy and plans on studying medicine in college. Before coming to the Atlanta area, he lived in Nebraska and Maryland. He has experience tutoring friends and family in math and was a student here at Mathnasium for five years before deciding to join our team. His hobbies include competitive water polo.
To quote Mohammed: “I like the Mathnesium method because I feel it pinpoints exactly what areas a child struggles with and can help fix these problems. As a former Mathnesium student I can confirm that the Mathnesium method definitely helped me not only bring up my math grade but get one step ahead of everyone else in the math class."
JoJo Oréus, Instructor
JoJo enjoys working with the students at Mathnasium and hopes to help improve their confidence in math. She is a student at Cambridge High School and is currently taking Honors Pre-Calculus. She is excited to take either AP Calculus AB or College Algebra next year. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin with her school orchestra.
Janki Patel, Instructor
Janki Patel is currently studying computer science at Georgia State University. At school, she tutors other students in higher level math, and she is the student of the semester for her Calculus and Discrete Mathematics class. In her free time, Janki enjoys singing, dancing, and traveling.
To quote Janki: "I like the Mathnasium Method because it teaches students why we learn math. Also, it has unique ways to teach the students, which are never taught by any other math professor or teacher."
Jeffrey Rael, Instructor
Jeffrey has always been fascinated by mathematics and hopes to share his curiosity with his students. He is currently a student at Cambridge High School and has taken PreCalculus Honors and AP Statistics. This year, he aims to succeed in AP Calculus BC and AP Physics. He loves to play soccer competitively for his high school and club teams.
To quote Jeffrey: "What I like about the Mathnasium Method is that it shows kids that they have the ability to do the math independently, and creates a sense of self-reliance and confidence that wasn’t there before."
Sparsh Kudrimoti, Instructor
Sparsh's zeal for teaching highlights his desire to help students succeed in math. As a student at Milton High School, he is currently enrolled in Georgia Tech Distance Math and he is taking Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus, and in the coming year he hopes to take AP Statistics and Differential Equations. Sparsh is also a very animated member of Milton's Math Honors Society and enjoys tutoring high school students. In his free time he loves to play basketball and he has a fun time with coding!
Aarthi Eechampati, Instructor
Aarthi is a student at Milton High School. She plans to take AP AB Calculus and has taken Pre-Calculus and Algebra as well as Geometry. Aarthi is also in her school's orchestra and does classical Indian dance outside of school.
To quote Aarthi: "I like the Mathnasium method because it is an efficient way to teach students math, and it does so in a fun way."
Kalid Mohammed, Instructor
Jesse An, Instructor
Jesse is a student at Cambridge High School, and plans on studying engineering in college. He has been tutoring young children in mathematics for the past several years, and finds teaching and tutoring kids fulfilling and hope he can share the same interest in mathematics in his students. He has taken high level math classes, such as AP Calculus BC. He is a member of the school's math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, and a member of his school's math team.
To quote Jesse: "I like the Mathnasium method because it allows for the students who haven't learned the proper mathematic abilities to easily catch up and surpass others, and for the kids who have already learned the traditional methods, the Mathnasium method creates a way for the kids who are advanced to find a different approach and enhance their abilities."
Rithvik Duggireddy, Instructor
Rithvik loves learning challenging math concepts and hopes that his students approach math with confidence and intuition, both of which Mathnasium excels at teaching. He has taken AP Calculus AB and BC, as well as AP Statistics, and is currently enrolled in Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus as a student at Denmark High School. Rithvik has been a member of Math Team since 9th grade and enjoys leading his school's Science Olympiad team as the student president. When he's not studying for school, he loves to play outdoor basketball and read daily.
To quote Rithvik: "Students will enjoy the Mathnasium Method as it provides the most natural balance between direct instruction and independent work, which breeds a self-reliant and rewarding approach to math."
Shivam Patel, Instructor
Shivam is a student at Milton High School and plans to major in mechanical/aerospace engineering in college. As a senior, he has taken AP Calculus BC and is currently taking AP Statistics, and he plans to take higher level mathematics classes in college. He is also the CTO of an independent FRC robotics team in the Milton area and participates as an event coach in Science Olympiad. Shivam enjoys teaching at Mathnasium because it helps the students to learn problem solving skills that are useful in everyday life.
To quote Shivam: “I like the Mathnasium method because it offers personalized teaching to each student and supplements the learning experience with a reward system to further motivate the student which creates a fun learning environment.”