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:
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 earned her BS in Mathematics (Actuarial Science concentration) with a secondary major in Marketing from Umass Amherst. 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.
Sarah has volunteered at Boston Children’s Hospital and Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA, and interned as a Marketing Assistant at Auburn University during college. 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 pre-algebra to standardized test prep for the SAT and ACT for dozens of families. She understands how intimidating math can seem, and how one size does not fit all when learning.
Student Success Director
Rebecca (Bec) studied Mathematics and Physics as an undergraduate, taught High School Physics for 2 years, then pursued a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Throughout her education she loved tutoring in both Math and Physics. Following the M.S. Bec spent time working for a Biotech startup before pivoting out to reconnect with Education while consulting in Data Science. Bec is passionate about the development of confidence in the face of problem solving and enjoys finding time to play while at Mathnasium. She also enjoys running, hiking, and all things outdoors with her dog, Darla.
Assistant Center Director
Jessie graduated from Endicott College with her BA in Elementary Education and went onto get her M.Ed from the Van Loan School at Endicott in Reading and Literacy. She has always had a love for working with students and helping them achieve their greatest potential! Jessie uses her degree in reading to help students understand math in a whole new way at Mathnasium.
When she is not working with students, Jessie loves to read and spent time with friends!
Amanda earned her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Gordon College. 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!
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.
Claire is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, studying neuroscience and Spanish. Before Notre Dame, she attended Shore Country Day school, and then completes her freshman and sophomore years at Pingree School before becoming a boarding student at Brooks School for the rest of her high school career. In high school, Claire was a dancer and loved lacrosse, and in college, Claire is continuing her love of sports by working in the Sports Medicine department at Notre Dame. Claire has loved math since elementary school, and she is excited to help other students gain the same love for math!
Darian is a high school senior from NYC. He loves math and teaching it to others. He has given a TED Talk, researched statistics at Yale University, and has won numerous national and international math competitions.
At his high school, Darian is the captain of his Varsity Tennis Team and the founder of his school's first public speaking club. Besides math, Darian enjoys visiting new countries, playing tennis, and binge watching Shark Tank (Mr. Wonderful is his favorite Shark hands down.)
In college, Darian plans to major in Applied Math and minor in either Neuroscience or Physics. He's thrilled to be a Math Instructor at Mathnasium of North Beverly!
Emma is currently a student at Endicott College majoring in Elementary Education, and Endicott Honors Scholar, and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an education honors society.
In the summers, she works as a substitute teacher and head sports camp counselor. In her spare time, Emma enjoys spending time with family and friends, snowboarding, and watching sports. She looks forward to continuously helping build students' confidence and love for learning at Mathnasium!
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 across state lines thanks to Mathnasium@home. He really enjoys building things and anything that involves sports!
Josh enjoys playing baseball, football, and snowboarding. In his free time, he watches sports, plays with his dog, Cooper, and loves to play video games with his friends.
In the fall, Josh will be attending Davidson College. His favorite discipline of math is statistics, and he loves to mix it with the sports world. He is an avid fantasy sports player, and hopes to one day work behind the scenes for a major sports organization.
Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Endicott College and is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Special Education. During the school day, she works as a 7th grade teacher at a local middle school. In her spare time, Katie loves to hang out with her friends and go on hikes with her dog. Katie has a passion for working with students and hopes that she can help everyone develop a love for learning!
Nathaniel has loved math his entire life, and loves to help others see the beauty in math. At Rockport High School he was the captain of the math team, helped coach the middle school math team, and tutored students in topics from Pre-Algebra through Calculus. When he’s not working on math, Nathaniel loves to play his cello and go for walks in the woods around his house. He now attends Williams College where he studies Math, Physics, and Economics. Nathaniel is excited to help students at Mathnasium build their confidence and gain a passion for math!
Nicky was one of the pioneers who spearheaded the tutoring program at RHS 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. Her goal is to someday attend Medical School.
Nina is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Astrophysics, with minors in Mathematics and Computational Science, at Lycoming College. When Nina is at school, she spends her free time tutoring students in math, astronomy, physics, and computer science and being an active member in the math club (AMIS – Association of Mathematically Interested Students) and physics club (SPS – Society of Physics Students). Soon, she will be inducted into the SPS honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma (ΣΠΣ). Nina hopes to move on to grad school and earn a Doctorate degree in astrophysics and do research with a space program.
She has a great desire to teach everyday and her favorite moments is when you see the mental light bulb go off and they say, “I get it now!” She believes it’s crucial to explain concepts to students in different ways so they can make sense of it in their own way by piecing together all the parts that make sense to them. Nina is thrilled to have to opportunity to help the understanding of math grow and change students’ feelings towards math – “maybe I could love math too!”
Rachel is currently studying Mathematics at Endicott College. Along with Math, she also loves chorus and theater! In her free time, she enjoys practicing with her friends and watching sports, especially football.
In the summers, Rachel works as a teacher for an online camp, where she enjoys assisting with the engineering experiments. She loves helping students understand tough concepts, work through problems, and seeing them try new things!
Sam earned his bachelor's degree in Chemistry and has an additional degree in Graphic Design. He has been an instructor with Mathnasium for almost 4 years, and loves spreading the joy of math!
Sam (Sully) Sullivan
Sully is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University and is currently participating in a co-op with Hasbro full-time through 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.
Tori is currently studying Engineering at UMass Boston, and is a North Shore native. Her favorite classes are Calculus and Chemistry. She had not always enjoyed math, but found a new love for it when she started Algebra, and now loves challenging herself with new math problems. She looks forward to helping students find their confidence at Mathnasium!
Vern Chandler III
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.
Infinity (the dog)
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.