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

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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:


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

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 interned as a Marketing Assistant at Auburn University at Montgomery 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. She understands how intimidating math can seem, and how one size does not fit all when learning.



Bec Reed
Assistant Center 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.



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. 

 

 


Additional Instructors 


Adam Brimmer
Instructor

Adam hopes to become an engineer in the future and has loved math for his entire life! He is a strong believer that everyone can enjoy math and loves watching kids' confidence grow as they improve. In his free time, Adam skis, plays soccer, and spends time in the great outdoors whether that is hiking, fishing, swimming, etc. 

 


 

Addy Lorentsen
Instructor

Addy is a mathematics major and business administration minor at Gordon College. In addition to her schoolwork, she plays soccer for Gordon. She grew up Chicago, IL where she spent a lot time volunteering in various sports camps and outdoors camps because of her love for teaching kids. She is excited to be able to share her love for math with kids at Mathnasium as well!

 


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Amanda Paiva
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Amanda is a current student at Gordon College majoring in Mathematics. 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! 


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Annaka Carter
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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.  



Caroline Dent
Instructor

Caroline is a student who loves to learn! 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!


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David Swan
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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!

 


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Emma Murphy
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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! 


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Gina Looby
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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!



Javare Peart
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Javare is a junior at Gordon College majoring in Physics and Engineering. He really enjoys building things and anything that involves sports! 

 

 



Jessie DelVecchio
Instructor

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 looks forward to using 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! 



Josh Tripp
Instructor

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 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! 



Maren Corrigan
Instructor

Bio coming soon!

 

  

 



Nina Sousa
Instructor

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!”



Noah Johnson
Instructor

Noah is a Mathematics and Finance double major at Gordon College. He plans to enter the field of Business Intelligence after graduating. In addition to school, Noah plays lacrosse for Gordon. In his free time, Noah loves to volunteer coach club lacrosse teams and snowboard.  

  



Rebecca Howland
Instructor

Rebecca graduated from Gordon College with degrees in linguistics and Biblical studies. Although her main focus of study so far has been languages, Rebecca has always been fascinated by math and loves finding parallels between linguistic and mathematical styles of analysis. She believes that once students learn to see how math influences the disciplines and activities that most interest them, studying math becomes even more fun! Aside from mathematics and linguistics, Rebecca enjoys ballet, photography, and spending time outside. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical languages at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 


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Sam Mattei
Instructor

Sam holds degrees in both Chemistry and Graphic Design, and has 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
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Sully is 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. 

 

 



Stephen Read
Instructor

Stephen is a language enthusiast who loves math too! He is currently an MA student in Biblical Languages at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and earned his Bachelor's in Philosophy with Spanish at Wheaton College (IL). When he's not doing math or languages, you will probably find him reading, singing, or exploring the outdoors. Stephen firmly believes that the confidence, problem-solving, and logical thinking that students learn in math can enrich the rest of their life. He is passionate about meeting students where they are and empowering them to succeed! 



Tori LeClair
Instructor

Tori is currently studying Engineering. Her favorite classes are Calculus and Chemistry. She has not always enjoyed math, but found a new love for it when she started algebra. She loves challenging herself with new math problems. She looks forward to helping students find their confidence at Mathnasium!


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Vern Chandler III
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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. 


Administrative Staff


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Derek Nelson
Administrative Assistant

As Administrative Assistant, Derek collaborates with Jim, Sarah, Ian, and all of the great instructors at Mathnasium on a daily basis, to ensure that things are running as efficiently as possible. From personalizing student binders to putting together prize packs, Derek actively looks for ways to ensure that time spent at Mathnasium is as fun and engaging as it is educational!


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Infinity (the dog)
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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.