Mathnasium 142 Brimbal Ave, #5, Beverly MA 01915 (978) 922-2200   northbeverly@mathnasium.com

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Mathnasium now offers BOTH in-person and live, face-to-face online instruction in compliance with CDC & State guidelines.

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:


Sarah Yoon
Owner & Center Director

Sarah began her career in education ten years ago as an elementary through high school math tutor. Utilizing her degree in Mathematics, she culminated experience working with students of all levels and subjects, including standardized test prep such as the SAT and ACT, before finding her calling at Mathnasium in 2016. Ever since, she has applied her passion for education, mathematics, and helping others towards her work with kids and fellow educators in the North Shore. In fact, when she's not in the center each day, you can find her at Endicott College, teaching math courses for educators. 

Rather than emphasizing rote memorization, Sarah believes in teaching math in a meaningful way that develops kids' number sense and mathematical maturity, as well as building individualized and comprehensive curriculums for each student that allows Mathnasium to meet kids where they are. She believes that good grades are just a byproduct of what Mathnasium does for kids – when math makes sense, excitement grows, grades improve, and doors open!

Established in 2011, Mathnasium of North Beverly is a bright, open, and fun learning environment where caring and engaging Instructors help students of all ages come to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Mathnasium also offers standardized test prep for the SAT, PSAT, ACT and high school or private school placement exams such as the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. Prize cabinets, raffles, student rewards, the Annual TriMathlon, Math Nights co-hosted with local schools, and other events – in addition to an excellent teaching staff that specialize in making math fun for kids – make our center a place kids love to come to.

Give Mathnasium of North Beverly a call or visit the center today to learn how Mathnasium can transform your child’s life. 



Jessie Glidden
Assistant Center Director

Jessie is our Assistant Center Director here at Mathnasium of North Beverly.

Jessie’s passion for education began as early as Kindergarten. She could often be found creating her own school day on days off and playing teacher for anyone who would be her student.

Jessie went on to teach both Music and Science at summer day camp in Connecticut where she grew up. Jessie’s first passion for teaching developed through music where she was a counselor at a Music Camp where she spent six summers as a camper before moving to the North Shore to attend college.

Jessie studied Elementary Education at Endicott College, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She also earned a Masters of Education from Endicott College in Reading and Literacy. Jessie’s passion for reading instruction shapes the way she works with her students at Mathnasium, helping students understand math in a whole new way. Jessie’s life has always been shaped by a passion for teaching and she couldn’t be happier to be teaching at Mathnasium!

Jessie is our Director of Fun Stuff here at our center, planning monthly initiatives and activities for our students and staff. She also works with community outreach and engagement planning Math Nights with local schools and finding ways to engage with the community inside and outside of the classroom.

Jessie lives on the North Shore with her husband and her cat, Thackeray Binx, and loves the beauty of Beverly and the surrounding areas. She plans to be on the North Shore for life!

 

Fun Fact: Jessie has learned to play 5 different instruments and was a part of her high school’s marching band!

 


Rachel Richman
Assistant Director

Rachel earned her degree in Applied Mathematics from Endicott College, joining the management team as Assistant Center Director after teaching as an Instructor. Rachel also previously taught with an online camp, where she enjoyed facilitating engineering and other STEM experiments.

Rachel describes her experience with the Mathnasium Method’s customized approach as having transformed the way she thinks about math education, and the Mathnasium Instructors she’s had the honor of working alongside have made her even more excited to start the next chapter of her life with Mathnasium.

Originally from the South Shore, Rachel enjoys spending summer days at the beach and bike rides along the water. In the winter, she enjoys skiing and making snow forts. Her dog, Gizmo, goes with her on every adventure she takes!


 

Additional Instructors


Instructor


Amanda V.
Instructor

Amanda is currently studying Mathematics and Economics at Lawrence University. While in high school, she interned at the Rockport Elementary School as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant and loves working with students and helping them foster their mathematical skills and love for learning! In her free time she enjoys going on walks, spending time with friends, and learning calligraphy.

 



Caroline D.
Instructor

Caroline is currently studying Biology at Harvard University. She loves to read and write almost as much as she loves math! Some of her favorite books include the Harry Potter series, and she likes solving the mystery in a book just like solving a math equation. Working with elementary school students, Caroline loves to see her students' "aha!" moments, and is excited to make so many smart and fun new friends. She looks forward to helping kids understand the extent of their capabilities in math, and having some fun while they're at it.



Devin Q.
Instructor

Devin is a University of Massachusetts Lowell Mathematics major who hopes to someday earn his PhD in Mathematics and become a college professor. He tutored math at the college level for 3 years at Northern Essex Community College and was a Teaching Assistant for a math program in partnership with Raytheon before joining the Mathnasium team.

When teaching at NECC, he was disheartened by how many students he saw give up on their fields of study due to not being able to break the required math barrier. He loves teaching math because he knows what it is like to not understand it. He fell in love with overcoming the challenges Math presented, and his truest passion is sharing his knowledge with students in the hopes of helping them overcome their own challenges. He firmly believes everyone can succeed and perhaps even come to love math, and he is excited to be given the opportunity to help young minds grow at Mathnasium!

In his spare time, Devin loves going to the gym, listening to music, and playing basketball. When he is home, he enjoys playing video games with his friends and watching anime.



Grace K.
Instructor

Grace Kpor is currently pursuing her degree in both Education and English at Gordon College. Throughout her high school career, she helped provide support for children and education spaces by working with programs like the Boys and Girls Club. Currently, she volunteers at elementary schools in the local area assisting with special education programs. All of these factors have facilitated a passion for the education field and student understanding.

Outside of work, Grace loves to reread some of her favorite books, sing in Gospel choir and be part of her school’s black student union.



Ian M.
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.



Javare P.
Instructor

Javare is a senior at the University of Maryland majoring in Physics and Engineering. He recently transferred from Gordon College, and has been able to continue providing our students with phenomenal instruction thanks to Mathnasium@home. 

He really enjoys building things and anything that involves sports!

 



Jim A.
Founder & Master Instructor

Jim Aloisio founded Mathnasium of North Beverly in 2011 and now works as an Instructor, continuing to utilize his passion for teaching math and for helping young people. 

Jim and his wife, Mary, have been married for over 30 years and have three kids who are now grown, out of college and living on their own. When his children were growing up, he and Mary were very active and involved in their education and extracurricular activities. Mary was an officer of our local PTA for many years and Jim coached soccer and baseball. Being involved in the community has always been an important part of their lives.

Over his years as a professional, he has had many diverse experiences from business owner and executive manager, to Math Teacher and Department Head of the Gloucester High School Mathematics Department. In 1997 he volunteered his time designing systems to evaluate MCAS data for the City of Gloucester. During this time he developed a strong bond with several teachers and administrators and began to consider teaching. In 1998, he made the leap from businessman to math teacher in the Gloucester Public Schools. It was one of the best decisions of his life. For ten years, he taught math first in the middle school and high school levels, going on to become Head of the High School Math Department. During this time he taught every course the department offered, which brought out his passion for teaching and helping young minds grow, and ultimately led to his decision to open Mathnasium of North Beverly.



 

Karina P.
Instructor

Karina loves working with children, as well as math and science, and is excited to help bring together and share her love for math and learning with the students at Mathnasium. She is currently a part of the math team, Model UN, Red Cross club, and a volunteer club. After graduating from Masconomet High School, she plans to study Biomedical engineering on the Pre-Physician Assistant track.
 
During her free time, she loves to bake, listen to music, and watch movies (her favorite genres are Rom Coms, Mysteries, and Thrillers!

 



Nicky C.
Instructor

Nicky is studying Kinesiology and is on the Pre-Med track at UMass Amherst, and her goal is to someday attend medical school. In High School, Nicky was one of the pioneers who spearheaded the tutoring program at Rockport High School through the National Honors Society, and is now excited to help students at Mathnasium! Nicky is a strong advocate for challenging people to reach their full potential and cannot wait to help people push themselves.

In her free time, she plays field hockey and performs theatre.



Nidhi P.
Instructor

Nidhi is currently studying Data Science and Business Administration at Northeastern University. As a former Hamilton-Wenham student, she is very familiar with the North Beverly Mathnasium center and grew up watching its incredible impact on the lives of the students in the community, which makes her very excited to finally work here as an Instructor! Besides teaching math, Nidhi’s passions include advocating for environmental and social justice issues. While in high school, she was a co-founder of the Hamilton-Wenham Social Justice Committee and sat on the board of Hamilton-Wenham Goes Green. In her free time, Nidhi loves baking, writing, and hiking!

 



Nora K.
Instructor

Nora loves helping others and pushing them to challenge themselves! She loves spending time with children, and through Mathnasium she has found a tremendous opportunity to combine her interests in mentorship and STEM by working with our young Mathletes.

Nora is currently a high honors student at Beverly High School where she enjoys studying math and science, especially pre-calculus and anatomy. Her greatest role model is her mother, and like her mother, she hopes to someday work in medicine as a doctor or a nurse.

During her free time, Nora plays on the varsity lacrosse team and volleyball teams and is a member of BHS’s World of Difference Club where she helps other students with social awareness.
 



Patrick M.
Instructor

Patrick is a high school senior at Rockport High School (RHS) and is studying Mathematics and Spanish at Bridgewater State University. Patrick has worked with students in grades K-12 in topics such as Computer Science, Robotics, Mathematics, and Music. He is currently the President of the RHS National Honor Society, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, Torch and Laurel Honor Society member, and is a Drum Major for the Rockport High School Music Department.

In his free time, Patrick enjoys playing music and working on different projects. Currently, those projects include learning Arabic and working on research in the fields of medicine. Patrick hopes to attend college and double major in Biological Sciences and Public Health. Both will be in preparation for a future as a Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon.

 



Paul B.
Instructor

Paul has a life-long love of math, starting with being on his high school math team and continuing with a career in engineering and business finance focused on applying math and analytics to solving real world problems. While raising his two children, Paul became involved in student coaching, scouting, and volunteer tutoring which instilled a passion for sharing his knowledge and helping students in need of learning in an engaging and patient environment.

Paul now lives in Rockport and spends his free time enjoying his surroundings by cycling and running the local scenic roads and of course, hitting the beach.



Rory H.
Instructor

Rory is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Gordon College. She loves helping kids grow and seeing their confidence build. Growing up, she was a student at North Beverly Mathnasium, and is excited to return as an instructor! She is passionate about making learning fun and attainable for all students.

In her free time, she is an avid baker and artist, and coaches volleyball. 


 

Sam M.
Instructor

Sam has a passion for art and science! He earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and has an additional degree in Graphic Design. While working as a researcher by day, Sam teaches as a Mathnasium Instructor by night! He has been an Instructor with Mathnasium for over 4 years, and nothing gives him more joy than spreading the joy of math!

 



Sam (Sully) S.
Instructor

Sully is pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University and spent the 2020-2021 academic year working in a co-op with Hasbro full-time.

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. 

 


Administrative Staff



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.