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:
Holly Geiger, Center Director/Owner
Holly studied Biology with an emphasis in ecology and conservation at the University of Washington. She took a job in the Information Technology field, which became her unintended career path for 15 years. Holly left the long hours and travel demands to raise her daughter.
The parent of a student frustrated each night with math homework, Holly sought out resources to help. After being referred to Mathnasium by a teacher, researching the Mathnasium method and seeing the positive influence it made in the lives of students, Holly decided to open a Mathnasium in her neighborhood. Now a whole community of 1st grade – College students can benefit from learning math in a way that makes sense to them, in addition to providing a resource for parents to stop the math homework struggle.
Mathnasium has hundreds of amazing success stories across the country as a result of the Inspiring Learning Environment, Teaching Style and Curriculum at Mathnasium! Let Mathnasium help your student begin their success story today!
Ms. Connie, Lead Instructor
Throughout her educational career, Connie has worked as a high school math teacher, high school principal, and community college campus president.
Connie taught every high school math course from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus BC. She retired in 2007, but she didn't stay idle. Connie taught Calculus at a community college while working as a data analyst for the local school district. She moved to North Dakota and worked for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction as a unit director in charge of overseeing all school operations throughout the state. Since her return to Arizona, she has worked as an educational consultant, and is now happily sharing her skill and knowledge to assist students at Mathnasium. Ms Connie has been with Mathnasium of North Peoria for over 4 years.
Mr. Cooper, Lead Instructor
Mr. Cooper currently attends ASU and is a part of the Barrett Honors College. He is working towards his BSE in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. His favorite subjects are math (especially calculus), biology, and physics. He is passionate in math and loves helping people in all subjects. In his very limited free time, Mr. Cooper likes to relax, read, watch movies, hang out with friends, and play video games. Mr Cooper is working on his 3rd year at Mathnasium of North Peoria.
Ms. Vritika, Instructor
Vritika is a senior at BASIS Peoria. She has completed both AP Calculus AB and BC, and feels intensely driven by both STEM and the humanities. Vritika is an avid supporter of all things creative; in the past she has worked as a marketing intern at Pheonix center for the Arts, and has helped design and develop a mural for her city. She is excited to join the North Peoria Mathnasium team!
Aaron is currently a junior at Liberty High School taking Brief Calculus. He is passionate about being an instructor at Mathnasium of North Peoria because he has always loved math and enjoys seeing all the different ways in which the kids learn. Aaron also enjoys working with his father repairing machines, and is active in his youth group and National Honor Society.
Mr. Dionte, Instructor
Dionte has a history of working with kids and excellinng at math. He has worked with students as both a math tutor and a wrestling mentor. He is currently attending Liberty High School and looks forward to dedicating his time and abilities to helping our students grow in their confidence and math abilities.
Ms. Saahithi, Instructor
Saahithi is a senior at BASIS Peoria. She has completed AP Calculus AB and is currently taking Discrete Mathematics. She has a burning passion for eveything chemistry and wants to pursue a degree in Pharmacology. Saahithi spends her free time playing the violin and singing. She is also a Captain of her school's Speech and Debate Team.
Ms. Joanne, Instructor
Joanne is a senior at Liberty High School. Last year she completed AP Calculus AB and BC. She is very passionate about math and loves helping others understand it in unique and fun ways! Joanne plans to pursue a degree in Mathematics. When she is not doing math, she loves to make music. She loves singing in choirs and playing instruments. Joanne is very excited to be part of the Mathnasum team at North Peoria.
Ms. Abigail, Instructor
Abigail is a senior at BASIS Peoria. She loves all subjects, but has a passion for physics. She has taken math classes through AP Calculus and is currently taking Differential Equations. In Abigail's free time she enjoys reading and watching movies. She is also a peer mentor at her school and one of the Debate Captains.
Ms. Laasya, Instructor
Bio coming Soon!
Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city 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 to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas 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 advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.
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