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:
Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer,
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting student’s ability to “do” math, thereby increasing student’s math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculums ever produced for teaching math.
While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, He is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students scenarios for guidance and advise. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.
Andrew Fisher, Regional Director
On a mission to take the 'fear' out of math
Dylan Shubelka, Assistant Director
Thanks to his powerful math and engineering background, Dylan joined Mathnasium in 2015 and quickly impressed the staff and students with his mental math skill and an ability to make math easy to understand and learn. Dylan's background is in aeronautical engineering and while at Mathnasium he also helps to maintain and enhance the quality of our curriculum and instruction.
Lisa Parsons, Associate Director of Education
Lisa studied math at Clarkson University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science before earning a master’s degree in social psychology at UNH. She studied under the director of UNH’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and taught statistics while at UNH. As our Lead Instructor, Lisa uses her eye for detail to effectively manage and oversee the instructional floor, ensuring that our talented instructors are able to focus on each student.
Jacob Ross, Instructor
Jacob is a student favorite math teacher and lacrosse coach at Bow High School. He graduated from Plymouth State in 2010 with a B.S. in Math and in 2016 with a Master's in Educational Leadership. At PSU he received the Geneva Smith scholarship, the Presidential scholarship, and the Outstanding Math Major award. He has presented at New England College's and Lyndon State College’s leadership conferences. Jacob and his wife, Kali, live in Contoocook with their three children.
Lauren Goyette, Instructor
Lauren is a senior at Bow High School, where she is a standout three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, and tennis). She is currently taking multivariable calculus. Lauren came to Mathnasium to learn how to instruct and tutor students in math so that she could apply her skills as a peer tutor for the National Honor Society, of which she is a member. Lauren mastered the Mathnasium teaching method in record time and is a student favorite thanks to her skill and encouraging personality.
Nathan Duplessis, Instructor
Nathan started instructing at Mathnasium in March 2017, when he was a junior at Manchester Central High School. He is a freshman (and class treasurer) studying mathematics and accounting at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, where he is in the honors program and is part of the Multicultural Student Coalition. He received a New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics Award and an NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award. Nathan loves sports, especially hockey, and is very good at geography. Try quizzing him sometime.