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:
Jim Aloisio ~ Owner / Master Instructor
Hi, my name is Jim Aloisio and I am the owner of Mathnasium of North Beverly. My wife Mary and I have been married for over 30 years and we have three great kids who are now grown, out of college and living on their own. When they were growing up, Mary and I were very active and involved in their education and extracurricular activities. Mary was an officer of our local PTA for many years and I coached soccer and baseball. Being involved in the community has always been an important part of our lives.
Over my years as a professional, I have had many diverse experiences from business owner and executive manager, to math teacher and head of the Gloucester High School math department. In 1997 I volunteered my time designing systems to evaluate MCAS data for the City of Gloucester. During this time I developed a strong bond with several teachers and administrators and began to consider teaching. In 1998, I made the leap from businessman to math teacher in the Gloucester public schools. It was one of the best decisions of my life. For ten years, I taught math first in the middle school and high school levels, ultimately becoming Department Head for the High School Mathematics Department. During this time I taught every course the department offered. It was a fantastic experience that brought out my passion for teaching and helping young minds grow. This led to my decision to open a Mathnasium center.
As the owner of the Mathnasium facility in North Beverly, I utilize my passion for teaching math and for helping young people, and helping other math teachers to do the same. The creator of Mathnasium's curriculum, Larry Martinek, is an insightful math instructor who has "broken the code" for teaching math in a simple way that makes sense to everyone. As Larry often says, "Showing a student that they can succeed in math can change the course of his/her life". Through Mathnasium, I have learned many approaches and techniques for tailoring lessons to a particular student's way of thinking. The underlying math is the same, but how it is presented is terrific in its simplicity and elegance.
Mathnasium of North Beverly is a bright, open and fun location where students of all ages come to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. We even offer test prep for the SAT, PSAT, ACT and high school or private school placement exams. Prize cabinets, raffles, game nights, student rewards, the Annual TriMathlon, and other events--in addition to an excellent teaching staff that specialize in math--make our center a place kids love to come to. We hope you will visit our center or contact us to discusss our programs. -Jim
Sarah Yoon ~ Center Director / Instructor
Sarah earned her BS in Mathematics (Actuarial Science concentration) with a secondary major in Marketing from Umass Amherst in December 2016. Although the primary focus of her studies has been Mathematics and Marketing, she has cultivated additional experience in multiple programming languages as well as extensive coursework in areas such as management and finance. She has also volunteered at Boston Children’s Hospital and Cary Memorial Library, and worked as a Marketing Intern at Auburn University at Montgomery this past summer. Her enthusiasm for mathematics extends outside of her education, manifested in her desire and passion for teaching. Tutoring children has been an integral part of her life since middle school, extending over a broad range of subjects ranging from Algebra to the ACT. She understands how intimidating math can seem, and how one size does not fit all when learning.
Aliana Robichaud ~ Assistant Director / Instructor
Aliana graduated from University of Connecticut with a degree in Math and Statistics, with a focus on financial math. In addition to her math related coursework, Aliana enjoys learning about different cultures and languages, including ASL! In her spare time she coaches the UConn Colorguard and volunteers at middle and high schools throughout the state of Connecticut working with the music programs.
Ian Murphy ~ Lead Instructor
Ian is a former statistics, composition, and computer science tutor turned Mathnasium Instructor working for a computer science degree. For Ian, teaching is as fun as you make it, and bringing math into real (or even fictional) examples is instrumental for play and education alike: preferably, for both.
Amanda Paiva ~ Instructor
Amanda is a current student at Gordon College majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Physics. She has loved math for as long as she can remember but became a math major once she realized how beautiful Calculus is in her first semester of college. She enjoys working with kids and has tutored Algebra I students since her sophomore year of high school. Her family comes from Brazil and she is fluent in Portuguese! In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends and volunteering at her church. Amanda is excited to share her passion for mathematics with her Mathnasium students!
Andrew James ~ Instructor
Andrew is a student at Boston University pursuing a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Andrew lives locally and has grown up on the North Shore. He has loved math for as long as he can remember and when off the clock you're likely to find him solving problems for fun and doing "recreational" math. Andrew loves teaching math and seeing those "Ah ha!" moments when a student starts to understand a concept. Besides math, Andrew spends his time drawing, playing the bass, engaging in armchair philosophy, rock climbing, and spending time with friends.
Annaka Carter ~ Instructor
Annaka Carter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics from Salem State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was recognized for earning the highest GPA of her class. As part of her senior thesis research project, she performed a meta-analysis and presented her findings at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, D.C.
For over ten years, Annaka has been tutoring a variety of math subjects to students of all ages, and prides herself on her ability to connect with students, making the math learning process less intimidating. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked as a supplemental instruction leader to support students taking a research methods and statistics course. She currently works as a language-based tutor at Marblehead High School, helping students primarily with math and science courses.
As part of the Mathnasium family for over 4 years, Annaka worked for 3 of those years not only as an instructor, but also as the “Director of Fun”, planning staff and student events, organizing contests and raffles, and carefully selecting the prizes available to students. Although her fulltime position prevents her from having that role at this time, she takes it upon herself to make sure everyone is having a good time so that stress and frustration never hinder the classic “light bulb moments” students experience.
Austin is currently studying at Salem State University majoring in Mathematics and Minoring in Secondary Education. He has worked as a substitute teacher and has spent 10 summers at Gloucester’s Camp Spindrift. Austin is from Gloucester where he was a distance runner for GHS and has had the opportunity of coaching the distance program for the past three years. He is very active and loves to play numerous sports like Hockey, Golf, and Softball. Austin is excited for his opportunity to work here at Mathnasium!
Christina Goncalves ~ Instructor
Christina is a current student at Gordon College. She is majoring in elementary education and has a minor in youth ministry as well. One of her favorite things about working with students at Mathnasium is seeing them succeed in things that they never thought that they could. Her goal is to help students in their confidence toward math and in doing so help their love for math grow.
David Swan ~ Instructor
David is a graduate of Salem State University with a degree in Mathematics, with studies in Education and Physics. He is currently a high school teacher at a local North Shore school. He uses the many skills he's learned throughout his career as a student and as an instructor at Mathnasium to further his teaching goals and helping students grow! When he has some down time, David loves to create music, play games, and go for hikes through nature!
Gina Looby~ Instructor
Gina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and worked professionally in that field for 10 years. Transitioning into a second career, she worked the next 10 years in the north shore area schools, where she developed a love for the classroom and helping kids learn. She recently earned her Master’s degree in Education from Gordon College. Gina is currently a middle school math teacher in Beverly. Understanding and enjoying math is an immeasurable value, achievable by all. She’s embraced the Mathnasium philosophy, and strives to foster her student’s confidence so they believe mathematics can play a significant role in their futures. Gina has been married for 24 years and has two children. She enjoys crafting pottery, boating on Cape Ann’s coastline and volunteering for various non-profit organizations. Gina has been with Mathnasium of North Beverly since we opened!
Julie Lee ~ Instructor
Julie Lee is a Gordon College senior majoring in Elementary Education and Linguistics. She has taught English, Chinese, Korean, instruments, and art while studying abroad in China. Teaching and interacting with children is something she believes is her calling. Her dream is to establish schools to provide a strong education for children in third world countries so that they can later on influence their countries and people. Besides math, she also love learning new languages, and is learning her 4th and 5th language right now.
Kate Smith ~ Instructor
Kate is a current student at Gordon College double majoring in Elementary Education and Mathematics. She has enjoyed learning about and helping others understand math since she began tutoring in high school. This year she is excited for beginning her student teaching, and applying all that she learns to both her practicum and her time at Mathnasium!
Katie Harrison ~ Instructor
Katie is currently a student at Endicott College majoring in Elementary Education. She is a member of Endicott’s Honors Society and Kappa Delta Pi, an Education Honors Society. She also works as a substitute teacher and as a paraprofessional in a preschool summer program. In her spare time, Katie loves to spend time with her friends and plan events with Endicott’s Campus Activities Board. Katie has a passion for working with students and hopes that she can help everyone develop a love for learning!
Michael DeMars ~ Instructor
Mike is a recent graduate of Salem State University with a Master of Science in Mathematics. He first began tutoring mathematics at North Shore Community College, where he learned how fulfilling math instruction could be as he watched previously math-anxious students quickly grow to find math fun! Since then, he's tutored in both Salem State's Math Lab and the university's Summer Bridge Academy, helping college students achieve their dreams. Mike looks forward to helping a great many more students in their mastery of the fun and challenging field of mathematics.
Rosalie Antolini ~ Instructor
Rosalie is a current student of Endicott College pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition to her coursework, Rosalie is involved with dance on her campus and volunteers in schools in the area in preparation to be a teacher. She is very excited about this opportunity at Mathnasium to being able to connect with more students. She cannot wait to make learning math fun for all!
Sam Mattei ~ Instructor
Sam is currently a student at Salem State University pursuing a degree in Chemistry. He holds a degree in Graphic Design and a passion for creative solutions and thinking outside the box. Humor is in everything and by having fun, learning becomes the natural part of the equation. Bringing vague and abstract concepts into tangible examples and relatable situations, students can learn to identify patterns, internalize ideas, and express obscured knowledge they then use to build on as students and as people.
Sam (Sully) Sullivan ~ Instructor
Sully will begin pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University in the fall. He has had a passion for math for most of his life, and he loves to stir up that passion in the hearts and minds of students. He loves to play challenging board and card games, and he is always down for a good laugh.
Vern Chandler III ~ Instructor
Vern recently retired after 43 years as an electrical and control systems engineer and engineering manager. He worked on many power plant design projects (nuclear, fossil, hydro, solar), utility substation design projects, pharmaceutical design projects (manufacturing, pilot, laboratory), and many different industrial facility design projects. Vern earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Power Systems from Northeastern University and is a registered professional electrical engineer in Massachusetts. Vern has always loved mathematics and science, applying math concepts in real world electrical engineering projects, and sharing this love with students of all ages. In his retirement Vern enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, 3 sons and their families. He takes every opportunity to spoil his 4 grandchildren while keeping up with his never ending love for running, baseball, and the Red Sox.
Carol Hachey ~ Adminstrative Assistant
Carol is the former owner of a packing and shipping franchise. Among her other accomplishments she worked as a property manager for low income housing for over 20 years. She was the secretary and a fellowship advisor for the First Baptist Church in Beverly for over a decade. Carol is an active member of the Beverly community; she is the mother of 2 children and the grandmother of 5 beautiful grandchildren. She loves working at Mathnasium and meeting all of wonderful families that participate! Carol brings a sense of organization to Mathnasium and has the nickname "Martha Stewart" for her efforts. She assembles the binders for the children, helps out with games, events and activities at Mathnasium, and she is responsible for many administrative and organizational tasks. Carol is everyone's mother at Mathnasium!
Infinity (the dog) ~ Mathnasium Mascot
Infinity is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle (Golden-Doodle) he is Hypoallergenic with a very calm friendly temperament. He enjoys going for walks, chasing sticks and tossed tennis balls as well as vigorous belly scratches. Finny usually sits under Jim's desk and greets people as they come in with a big doggie smile and tail wag.
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