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:
Jennifer Chevalier, Center Director/Owner
Owning a Mathnasium franchise has allowed Jennifer to pursue her love of mathematics and problem solving that started as she pursued her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary/Math and Reading Education from Eastern Washington University and earned her secondary endorsement in mathematics from Seattle University. Before pursuing a public school teaching career, Jennifer taught at preschool and college. After earning her Master's in Teaching degree from the Evergreen State College, she began teaching in secondary schools. Because of this, Jennifer is well aware of the struggle teachers face as they try to reach every child and the challenges they have to overcome while working to help every student learn. While in college, Jennifer worked as a math and reading tutor. She has taught for the Tumwater and Shelton school districts, as well as at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen. Outside of Mathnasium, Jennifer has two children- one still at home in school and the other is grown, but has moved nearby. Her youngest keeps her very busy with school, activities, and sports. Jenn is also active in the community, sitting on several boards, including the Professional Education Advisory Board for Saint Martin's College and at The Evergreen Sportsmen's Club. Jennifer is excited to help students both fill in the gaps that exist in their math foundations and help them progress in math in a way they will enjoy, using the Mathnasium method of developing number sense. She feels that math skills are not only important from a technical standpoint, but also as a solid foundation of logic and problem solving skills that is not only relevant, but crucial to success in many disciplines. Her goal is to help your child become a strong independent math student and problem solver. Let Mathnasium help your student!
Sam Meek, Lead Instructor
Sam is a graduate of Saint Martin's University, with degrees in Mathematics and Biology. She began working at Mathnasium of Olympia in March of 2016. In addition to working at Mathnasium, she has been a math tutor at Saint Martin's. Sam enjoys helping students of all ages learn how fun and exciting math can be. Outside of work Sam likes to read, swim, knit, cook, spend time with her family and pets, and sleep.
Riley Branon, Instructor
Kyle Fitch, Instructor
Kyle is a home school graduate with a passion for mathematics, physics, philosophy and music. He started working at athansium of Olympia in August 2017, and has learned there are few things he loves more than helping kids understand math. He has also been an introductory chemistry tutor for his friends. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys movies, reading, bicycling, swimming and eating Italian food.
Ryan McMahon, Instructor