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

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Mathnasium now offers BOTH online @home and in-person 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

Hello, my name is Sarah and I’m the Owner and Center Director of Mathnasium of North Beverly, one of the top math learning center locations in the world.

I began my career with Mathnasium several years ago as an Instructor, applying my passion for teaching, mathematics, and helping others towards my work with students and collaborations with local educators and schools in the community.

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, our Instructors learn many incredible 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 – to put it simply, we make math make sense!

Mathnasium of North Beverly is a bright, open, and fun location where our caring and engaging Instructors help students of all ages come to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. We also offer 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 math – make our center a place kids love to come to.  We hope you will visit our center or contact us to learn how we can transform your child’s life.



Jessie DelVecchio
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 spend time with friends!



Rebecca (Bec) Reed
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.  


 

Additional Instructors  


 

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Amanda Paiva
Instructor

Amanda earned her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Gordon College and is a Machine Learning Data Associate at Amazon. 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 been a Mathnasium Instructor for almost 3 years!

In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends and volunteering at her church. Her family comes from Brazil and she is fluent in Portuguese. Amanda is excited to share her passion for mathematics with her Mathnasium students!


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Amanda Verga
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. She 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.


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Andrew Wheeler
Instructor

Andrew is a graduate of Hamilton College with a degree in Mathematics. Outside of being lucky enough to teach math, he is a semi-professional Jazz musician, a classically trained trombone player, and plays several different instruments across many different genres. He also is a competitive distance runner, which gives him lots of time to practice mental math and converting from minutes to seconds when on runs!

Andrew loves to teach math, but also talk about the history and context of some discoveries that changed math forever. Ask any time for a music recommendation or a fun fact!



Caroline Dent
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.



Catie Nemeskal
Instructor

Catie will be attending Dartmouth College in the Fall, where she will be studying neuroscience and economics. As a senior at Danvers High School, Catie is the President of the National Honor Society and DECA Chapter at her school. Catie volunteers at a school for children with disabilities and interns at the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University, where she has conducted and published original research. She also runs cross country, plays hockey and lacrosse, and founded two active mentorship programs.

Catie is a former student turned Instructor – Mathnasium helped Catie achieve her goal of scoring a perfect 800 Math score on the SAT, and Catie is so excited to apply her ongoing work as a mentor at Mathnasium!



Claire Trustey
Instructor

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 Ahmadizadeh 
Instructor

Darian loves math and teaching it to others! He has given a TED Talk on math education, 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.)

Darian will be attending the University of Southern California in the Fall and 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!



Devin Quinney 
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.


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Emma Murphy
Instructor

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 Peart
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 Aloisio
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.



Josh Tripp
Instructor

Josh grew up in the North Shore, graduating from Pingree to attend Davidson College. He 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.

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 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!



Mikayla Bloemberg
Instructor

Mikayla is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Gordon College and plans to start a Master’s of Education in Middle School Math/Science at Gordon this summer. When she is not studying, Mikayla loves to spend her time reading, walking on the beach, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
 
Although she is not originally from the area, Mikayla has enjoyed living on the North Shore and is grateful to call it home. She has a passion for working with kids and is excited to have to the opportunity to help them find joy in math.


Matt Coughlin
Instructor

Matt graduated from the Graduate Institute of Goddard College with a Master of Arts in Individualized Studies, an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary degree program, with a focus in world history and politics, philosophy and economics (PPE). Along with being an instructor, Matt also works as a transcriptionist for a small newspaper in San Francisco, helping with their penpals for incarcerated persons initiative.

Matt is also TEFL certified and working on full teaching licensure. He is soon to begin teaching English as a foreign language overseas in Chongqing, China, to kids and teens from ages 3 to 18. With this experience he hopes to master Mandarin Chinese and Russian, so that he can pursue a PhD in history in the future. His goal is to teach history in high school and community college.

In his free time, Matt enjoys playing video games, composing music, and computer programming.



Nathaniel Kirby
Instructor

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 Cournoyer
Instructor

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. Her goal is to someday attend Medical School and will be attending UMass Amherst in the Fall!



Noah Johnson
Instructor

Noah earned his degree in Mathematics at Gordon College. He chose math because it allows him to combine his analytical problem solving skills and creativity. When he’s not helping students study math, he works as an investment banking analyst at a boutique bank in Boston, MA.

In his free time, he enjoys playing lacrosse on the Gordon men’s lacrosse team, volunteer coaching Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse and Harlem Lacrosse, and spending time on the mountain snowboarding.



Nora Kersten
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.



Rachel Richman
Instructor

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 Mattei
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 almost 4 years, and loves spreading the joy of math!

 



Sam (Sully) Sullivan
Instructor

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 Spring of 2021. 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. 



Sylvie Oldeman
Instructor

Sylvie is a senior at Manchester Essex Regional High School and plans to attend Barnard College of Columbia University in the fall of 2021.

She enjoys her STEM classes the most, specifically physics, statistics, and calculus. She is the founder and president of the STEM club at her school, and completed a computational biology internship at Massachusetts General Hospital last summer where she used R to analyze dependencies of certain genes in cancer cells.

She is thrilled to have the opportunity to foster a love of math for Mathnasium students. Having attended Mathnasium herself for SAT Prep in the past, she recalls the engaging, supportive atmosphere she experienced at the center and hopes to excite other young learners in their journey to understanding and adoring math and its beauty. She also recalls the impact her Algebra II teacher had on her perspective on math and strives to have the same positive effect on her students.

Outside of academics, Sylvie is very involved in musical theatre, and she has been in 9 productions throughout high school. She is a member of A World of Difference at her high school and also plays varsity basketball. In her free time, she also loves solving Rubik’s cubes and playing sudoku.



Tori LeClair
Instructor

Tori is currently studying Engineering at UMass Boston, and is a North Shore native. Her favorite classes are Calculus and Chemistry.
She didn't always enjoy 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!


Instructor


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. 


Administrative Staff


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Brendan McDonald
Administrative Assistant

Brendan earned his Bachelors degree in Business Management from Endicott College and is now pursuing his Masters Degree in Business Administration. Brendan also played on the Endicott College baseball team where he was a catcher. In the past, Brendan has been a recreational camp counselor and a little league baseball coach. Brendan enjoys spending time with friends, working out, and watching movies.


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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.