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:
Amal AlSharif Kheil, Owner/Director
With many years spent raising 2 children, 5 years teaching middle and high school Math and Science in Saginaw Public School System, and over 12 years teaching math at Delta College under her belt, Amal understands how stressful math can be for a child - and that it doesn't have to be. In her role as a mother and school teacher, she has seen first-hand the importance a solid understanding of mathematics plays in a child's academic career and that mathematics is an important building block for a strong foundation for problem solving and success in various careers and fields. She has an amazing ability to make learning fun, and an excellent rapport with children. Amal has earned a Masters in Arts in Teaching Mathematics from SVSU in 2012, a Bachelor of Arts in Education major in Math minor in Science from SVSU in 2003 and an Associate of Science from Delta College in 2000. Amal is excited about opening a Mathnasium center in Saginaw. She looks forward to making learning math fun and exciting for all students.
Habib A. Kheil, Owner/Director
Children think they hate math, in reality, they hate being confused and intimidated by math. Habib's over 30 years experience teaching math and the extensive training in the Mathnasium method prepared him to help turn your child's confusion and intimidation into success! Habib has a life long passion for mathematics and education. He believes everyone can learn and enjoy math and if students can answer the "WHY" question, they have learned. It's a mission for him to change the negative attitude about math to a positive attitude. More Knowledge = More Power. Habib earned a Masters of Science in Mathematics and computer Science from Ohio University in 1988, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University in 1986, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University in 1983. He is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Delta College since 1989. Habib is married to a very smart and hard working lady, Amal. They have 2 great children, Yasmeen a gratuate of Northwood University and Abdul a senior at Kettering University. Habib is very active in the community and serves on several boards. A Graduate of "Leadership Saginaw" class 2005, & "1000 Leaders" in 2003. Certified facilitator of "Dialogue Circles" on race relations. Owner of Yasmeen's Mediterranean Foods. Loves to travel and have visited over 17 countries.
Jenna Jacoby, Instructor
Jenna Jacoby is a junior at Saginaw Valley State University. She was born and raised in Saginaw and graduated with honors from Heritage High School in 2017. She has loved math throughout her school career and loves working with kids. She also works with middle and high school students at her church as an intern with the youth group. Jenna's hobbies include reading, dancing, and playing the violin and piano. She was in Art Club and Fiddle Club in high school. She was also in the Tutor Assistant Program at Heritage High School, assisting the teacher and tutoring students in Geometry. She is a math education major, plans on teaching middle and high school, and earned early enrollment into the College of Education at SVSU.
Abdul Kheil, Instructor
Abdul's love for math has been growing exponentially and Mathnasium played a big part in his math education and enjoyment of math. He attended SASA till 10th grade and then took college courses in an Early College program at Delta College with a grade of A in Calculus 1,2 and 3. IAbdul transfered to Kettering University where he is studying Mechanical Engineering. Abdul enjoys working with kids and challenging them to come up with more than one way to work a math problem as he tries to explain the math ideas to the struggling student in different ways to help them understand. Abdul's hobbies include building contractions with Legos, drumming, cars, swimming and casual sports.
Hadley Wells, Instructor
Hadley is a senior in high school, currently taking all her classes at Delta College. She was homeschooled for middle school and began attending Delta when she was a freshman in high school, and she has made the Delta College President's list multiple times. Throughout her schooling has always enjoyed math, and Hadley enjoys teaching and helping other people understand it as well.
Monica grew up in Rochester Hills and move to mid Michigan just last year. She’s going to school for elementary education with a major in math and loves literature. She was on the President's list at Delta College and now is continuing her colege education at SVSU. In her free time she likes to read and do things outdoors.
Mark Pollock, Instructor
Mark is a retired PhD Chemical Engineer who has always had a fascination for the uses of Math, both theoretical and more importantly in real life. While he has had many advanced mathematics classes in his academic career, he still considers himself a lifelong learner and continues to refresh his skills through educating others, and relearning through “dusting off” old skills. For the last two years he has tutored Math at Saint Brigid’s Catholic School in Midland, and his desire to help students become better in Math in part stems from his wife having been a teacher for many years and her joy in seeing students grow. He believes that being a good mathematician is not just about doing the calculations over and over again, but to use a deeper understanding of Math to look for the most efficient (both quicker and likely more accurate) means to solve problems. He enjoys reading, both science fiction and fantasy, and using humor in all aspects of his life to keep people on their toes!
Megan Grosse, Instructor
Megan is a sophomore at Heritage high school who has enjoyed math since she was little. She attended Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy for grades 6-8 and is currently taking calculus. Megan‘s interests include trumpet, art, music composition, reading, and math competitions. She is the 2019 SVSU Math Olympics winner. She is a member of the appeal committee, jazz band, and marching band.
Angela Rishmawi, Instructor
Angela graduated Heritage High School (2018) in the top 20, with a GPA of 4.033, she was an IB Diploma Candidate at her school. Angela is currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at the University of Michigan - Flint majoring in Political Science and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. She hopes to attend law school to become an Immigration Lawyer. She is currently on the Dean’s List and enrolled in the Honors Program at UM-Flint. Angela’s hobbies include reading, volunteer work as well as playing the violin. Angela is fluent in English and Arabic; she is also well educated in Spanish. Although her studies are not focused on math, Angela has extensive knowledge on the subject. She has done peer tutoring for years and is well versed on how to handle both struggling students and students who seek to go above and beyond in their education.
Andrew Dudewicz, Instructor
Andrew is a senior at Heritage High School, he has excelled in all his math classes and is currently in his second year of AP Calculus. He works with students just beginning their math journey to students studying calculus. He has been a National Honor Society member for the past 2 years. Andrew has competed in the National Chemistry Olympiad at SVSU. He is a 3-time State Qualifier for DECA and 2-time State Qualifier for Forensics. Andrew has helped to open a writing center at the high school which helps peer-review papers for other students. He is studying Spanish as a second language at the College level. Andrew hopes to pursue a degree in International Relations/Government. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys reading, writing and exploring the great outdoors.
Nasir Roberts, Instructor
Nasir was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, but moved to Saginaw in 2006 and has been here ever since. He is currently a Senior at Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy. He has been in the Math/Science Concentration for all seven years since sixth grade and is currently taking AP Calculus BC. He has always been interested by the concepts behind math and helps his classmates understand math as well. He likes to challenge himself and usually takes three to four AP Classes each year. Has been on the Honor Roll for the past two years. He loves working with kids and helping them learn. His hobbies include playing video games, shopping, vlogging, and being out in nature. He also loves animals and aspires to be a veterinarian.
Children think they hate math, in reality, they hate being confused and intimidated by math when they don't understand the concepts.