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 from UMass Amherst, 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.

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 biproduct 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 DelVecchio
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 fiancee and her cat, Thackeray Binx, and loves the beauty of Beverly and the surrounding areas. She plans to be in 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 in Training

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 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 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 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.


 


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.

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 will be studying 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.



Haleigh Cirrone
Instructor

Haleigh earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Endicott College and is now pursuing a Master's degree in Special Education. During the school year she will be working as a literacy interventionist at an elementary school. Haleigh has always had a passion for math and hopes to bring that passion to the students at Mathnasium because she is a firm believer that if students are engaged in what they are learning then they will have success. In her spare time, Haleigh loves to read, go to the beach and spend time with her friends and family.



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.



Katie Harrison
Instructor

Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s degree in Special Education from Endicott College. 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 earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Gordon College and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Education in Middle School Math/Science at Gordon. 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.


Nathaniel Kirby
Instructor

Nathaniel has loved math his entire life, and loves to help others see the beauty in math. Nathaniel grew up in Rockport, where he was the captain of the math team in high school, helped coach the middle school math team, and tutored students in topics from Pre-Algebra through Calculus. 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!

When he’s not working on math, Nathaniel loves to play his cello and go for walks in the woods around his house.



Nicky Cournoyer
Instructor

Nicky 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. 



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.



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 (and weekends)! 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) Sullivan
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. 


Instructor


Vern Chandler III
Instructor

Vern retired after 43 years as an electrical and control systems engineer and engineering manager to spread the joy of math through Mathnasium. 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



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.