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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:

 

Mysti Mayse, Center Director

Hello, my name is Mysti Mayse. I've spend the past 4 years teaching junior high and high school students in a variety of subjects. Most recently, I spent 2 years teaching middle school math in Colorado. Math has not always been my favorite subject, but I've always excelled at it (including scoring a 34 on the ACT math section!) and I am growing to love it more every day. In February 2021, I married Garret. Outside of work, I enjoy playing tennis, beating my family at board games, attending church events, and spoiling my nieces and nephews.

 

Aaron Preuss, Assistant Center Director

Aaron has been working in supplementary math education for over 6 years. His parents tell him that he has wanted to work in the field of mathematics since he was in fifth grade; it has always been his passion. He first began tutoring others in 2013 as a tutor at Johnson County Community College. Near the tail end of 2018, he found a home at the Mathnasium of South Blue Valley, where he has thoroughly enjoyed working with students to bolster their understanding and confidence working with numbers.


Beth Hoff, Lead Instructor

Beth is a life long educator.  She has completed 50 years as a teacher.  Her undergraduate degree was earned at UMKC as well as her first master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with emphasis in math.  For most of her career Beth taught in the public schools including NKC school district, Hickman Mills, Fort Osage and Blue Valley.

After teaching 7th grade math for 18 years at Overland Trail Middle School, Beth started teaching in alternative school environments including KVC Academy, Marillac and Ozanam.  She has taught many levels of math at these programs from students at a 1st grade level to students in Algebra I and Geometry.  As a result of going to alternative programs, she was required to obtain a master’s degree in Special Education.  This degree was earned at Pittsburg State University.

While serving in her professional career, Beth was honored to be a presenter with the Teacher-2-Teacher program and was the Greenbush secondary representative to the Kansas Teacher of the Year program in 2017. 

Math has always been Beth’s favorite subject to teach.  She is enjoying the methods of teaching math at Mathnasium and looking forward to helping the students.  This will give her the opportunity to continue her passion of teaching and working with the future of our country. 

In her free time, Beth enjoys volunteering at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, making plastic canvas projects, singing in her church choir and doing things with her family and friends.


Sayan Grover, Instructor

Sayan is a junior at the University Kansas. He is majoring in American Studies and Global/International Studies. In his free time, he likes working out and playing sand volleyball, basketball, or tennis with his friends. He also likes spending time in nature and listening to many different types of music. He loves teaching and working with kids, which is why he loves working at Mathnasium!

 


Maggie White, Instructor

Maggie is a graduate student at UMKC currently working on her masters in math. Her plan is to get her PhD and work as a math professor. Maggie has a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Math Education and a teaching license, which makes her a perfect fit for Mathnasium! Maggie has always had a passion for mathematics, and she’s excited to bring that passion to the Mathnasium students. Her dream is to either teach higher-level math at a high school or teach math at a small university. She comes from a very small town in Kansas called Moscow. In her free time, she likes to read, play piano, and watch Netflix. She has a strong passion for math, and she wants to share this passion with students of all ages. She wants to show young people that math isn’t scary and learning can be fun. 


Deepti Gulati, Instructor

Deepti is super excited to be a part of the Mathnasium team! She was born and raised in New Delhi and moved to Overland Park about 7 years ago. The outset of her deep interest in Mathematics, an interest which has evolved into an aspiration and pursuit for a career in the field, happened at a young age. She holds a Master's degree in Mathematics and worked as a Math teacher for 5 years in India. After a break to focus on family, Deepti is thrilled to get back into teaching. She also works as a substitute teacher for Blue Valley schools. 

Deepti enjoys traveling, DIY projects, painting, playing board games and trying different cuisines. 



Erin Byrd, Instructor

Erin loves teaching and is excited to share her passion of teaching and math with Mathnasium. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Kansas. She received her Elementary Education Licensure from Ottawa University-Kansas City and graduated with her Masters in Elementary Education from Emporia State University. Erin taught 3rd grade in the Olathe School District for 4 years. In her free time, Erin loves to read and spend time with her family and friends.


Annette Berrey, Instructor

 Annette enjoys helping students understand math. She first discovered a love for math during her high school years and pursued her love of math in an engineering degree at K-State. After working as a mechanical engineer for five years at a natural gas company, three years at a telecommunication company, and about two years at a engineering consulting company, she decided to change directions and pursue a job that focused less on projects and more on helping people. At this pivotal point, she began tutoring students in math at Johnson County Community College. Now 18 years later, she is still tutoring at JCCC and has throughout the years tutored math privately to students of various grade levels. She is excited to be working at Mathnasium and enjoys using the teaching methods to help students.  

In her free time, Annette enjoys sewing, crafting, and going for walks in the park. She also enjoys going to live theatre, going to musical events, and getting together with family and friends.


 

  Erin Lynn, Instructor

 Erin is a senior at Blue Valley High School where she is taking AP Calculus BC. She is involved in school community service clubs and honors societies such as Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honors Society, and National Latin Honors Society. In her free time she enjoys exploring music and spending time in nature. Erin loves helping and teaching kids, and she loves math, which is why she feels Mathnasium is a perfect fit!


Haya Boda, Instructor

Haya is a student at Blue Valley North High School. Her favorite subjects at school are math and science. She's involved in Speech, FBLA, and her school community service club! She loves to draw and one of her favorite hobbies is baking.


Srihari Meyoor, Instructor

Srihari is a student at Blue Valley West. He is involved in DECA, BPA, Science Olympiad, and numerous honors societies. In his free time he loves to learn programming and play football. Srihari loves teaching kids and loves math and feels that Mathnasium is a perfect fit!

 


 

 

David Osborn, Instructor

 

Dave has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, a Master's degree in Education, and a Specialist degree in Education, as well as a lifetime Missouri teacher's certification for grades 5-12. He was a mathematics teacher for fifteen years teaching 7th grade through 12th grade. Prior to that, he was the director of student loans at a small junior college. He enjoys Go, chess, and most other games.


Eric Seo, Instructor

Eric is a sophomore at Blue Valley West High school. He is involved in community service clubs such as LEO Club and extracurricular activities such as band. In his free time, Eric enjoys listening to music and socializing with new people. Eric wants to show others why math is fun, which is why he felt that Mathnasium would be the perfect place to showcase this!


Rylan Sampson, Instructor

Rylan Sampson is an alumnus of UCM with a M.S. in Mathematics. Rylan has been teaching math since getting their start as a graduate teaching assistant in 2010 at K-State, and was honored to receive the 2020-21 Superior Teaching Award from UMKC's School of Graduate Studies. Something Rylan loves about Mathnasium is having the opportunity to teach math at so many different skill levels using games, puzzles, workbooks, and more! In their downtime, Rylan can be found drinking tea, playing retro video games, cooking, playing the piano, and spending time with their cat Maggy.


Vance Li, Instructor

Vance is a student at Blue Valley West. He is in several clubs such as DECA, Mu Alpha Theta, and Spanish Honors Society. During his free time, he enjoys running and hanging out with friends. Vance has always loved math and teaching kids which is why Mathnasium is a perfect fit!

 


Janna Goodman, Instructor

Janna is a student at Blue Valley High School. She likes walks and playing with her dog, Woofgang. She has always been enjoyed math and puzzles and is excited to help students love math too.


Ian Fletchall, Instructor

Ian is a senior at Blue Valley Northwest High School. Ian is involved in NHS, NEHS, and the Howlin' Husky Marching Band. Ian is the marching percussion section leader in the band and enjoys listening to music in his free time. Ian has worked with kids in the past as an instructor for BVPAGE's LEGO robotics camps and Synchrony's 2020 virtual summer camp. Ian likes math and its applications and is passionate about teaching others.


Kyle Wang, Instructor

Kyle is a senior at Blue Valley High School and is currently taking AP Calculus BC. In his free time, he enjoys playing club and school tennis, instruments, and going to the gym. He loves helping others learn and broaden their horizons on math.

 

 


Co-Center Director

Ginger Lucas, Owner & CEO

Ginger holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Maine, and an MBA from the Wharton School.  During her career, she has worked as a credit analyst for small businesses at Chemical Bank, and in direct marketing for American Express and AT&T.  She also worked as a financial analyst for Morgan Stanley until she joined Vane as the Center Director of the Broken Arrow Mathnasium in Tulsa.  After 7 years in Broken Arrow, she now oversees all 7 centers in the Tulsa and Kansas City areas.

Ginger loves math as well, particularly teaching younger students.  She has taught Sunday School, participated in many school related activities with her son David, including running Oklahoma’s largest used book fair.

Ginger likes to cook, walk, read, watch musicals and travel—and has also been to all 50 states and 9 Countries and loves to be by the water.   


CenterDirectorVane Lucas, Owner & President

Vane holds a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he has worked as a heat transfer engineer for IBM, a strategy consultant to leading financial institutions and he spent 17 years as the head of consumer strategy for Bank of Oklahoma.

Vane has loved math since he was a child and always dreamed of teaching math sometime in his life. In addition, he’s always viewed mentoring and teaching as a key part of his job and his life. He has always mentored younger employees under his supervision, he has taught Sunday School for several years, he coached youth sports, and tutored middle school and high school math students.

In addition to owning Mathnasium centers, Vane is also currently working as the head of Learning Center Systems for the entire Mathnasium network of more than 1,000 centers in North America.  He is responsible for curriculum, technology, training, and other business systems.

Vane and his wife Ginger have a grown son, David.   Vane has traveled to all 50 states and 12 countries. He loves reading, movies, computers and woodworking and he has been a contestant on Jeopardy!  


David Sandoval, Training and Operation Manager

 

David is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a BA in History. While he still enjoys reading history, particularly the history of math and science, his career in education brought him back to his childhood love of numbers and math. David taught high school math in the Dallas area and has done extensive private tutoring for students in middle/high school. In 2013, after moving back to the Tulsa area, he discovered Mathnasium. While he began working at Mathnasium as an instructor, David decided to make Mathnasium a career because of the profound impact he saw in the Mathnasium Method to build students' skills and confidence. David served as a Mathnasium Center Director for nearly 5 years and has recently transitioned to a new role as Training and Operations Manager for our network of centers in the Tulsa and Kansas City areas. David works one-on-one with each new Mathnasium instructor to build understanding and confidence in the Mathnasium Method. 

In addition to his work at Mathnasium, David is an avid reader. He enjoys spending time with his friends who get together weekly for table-top games. He has fun experimenting with Latin flavors in the kitchen and loves being walking distance from the Riverside trail.